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    ARM halts work with Huawei after US ban

    Reuters. London | Updated at 10:36am on May 23, 2019

    British chip designer ARM has halted relations with Huawei in order to comply with a US blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese company’s...

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    Modi promises inclusive India after stunning election win

    Reuters . New Delhi, Kolkata | Updated at 09:38am on May 23, 2019

    India began counting hundreds of millions of votes in its general election on Thursday, with a coalition led by prime minister Narendra Modi’s party already...

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    Lanka extends emergency a month after suicide bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:08am on May 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president extended on Wednesday by a further month the state of emergency imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258...

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    Confident over win, BJP, allies promises to boost economy

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on May 23, 2019

    India’s ruling coalition has promised to rev up growth, double farmers’ income and boost infrastructure spending in the next five years after exit polls showed...

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    Masked attackers snatch voting machines in northeast India

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 12:49am on May 23, 2019

    About 500 masked men carrying guns and machetes attacked Indian election officials in a remote northeastern state and made off with computerised voting machines, officials...

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    India claims new first for world’s fastest cruise missile

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    India said the world’s fastest cruise missile passed another key test Wednesday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter...

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    Rahul says gloomy Indian exit polls ‘fake’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 23, 2019

    Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday dismissed ‘fake’ Indian exit polls predicting a clear election victory for his opponent, prime minister Narendra Modi, a day before the...

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    Muslims talk of leaving as divide with Hindus widens in Indian village

    Reuters . Nayabans, India | Updated at 12:38am on May 22, 2019

    Muslims in Nayabans, an unremarkable village in northern India, say they remember a time when their children played with Hindu youths, and people from either...

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    Modi shows confidence as opposition dismisses ominous exit poll

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:35am on May 22, 2019

    Political allies swathed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in a victory garland on Tuesday, seeking to project confidence he would win a second straight term...

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    Local MP, 10 others killed in NE India

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:31am on May 22, 2019

    A state legislator in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and at least 10 others were killed Tuesday in an attack by suspected separatist...