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    23 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:40pm on July 11, 2020

    Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 23 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday, reports The...

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    Nepal cable operators ban Indian news

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:31am on July 11, 2020

    Nepal’s cable television operators have suspended Indian news channels for ‘objectionable’ reporting on the country’s prime minister as tensions between the neighbours rise over a...

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    US bans PIA over licence scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 11:55pm on July 10, 2020

    The United States has banned Pakistan International Airlines from operating chartered flights to the country, the airline said, after it announced nearly 150 pilots would...

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    Furore after Indian police shoot gangster dead

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 02:31pm on July 10, 2020

    Indian police shot dead one of the country’s most wanted gangsters Friday just a day after his dramatic arrest, sparking accusations of a staged extra-judicial...

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    Fair and unlovely: India confronts dark-skin bias

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 01:42pm on July 10, 2020

    When Chandana Hiran was a child, strangers would urge her to lighten her skin. Today the Indian student is leading a campaign against whitening creams...

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    Kashmir BJP leader, family members shot dead

    Online Desk | Updated at 01:59pm on July 09, 2020

    A senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and his father and brother were shot dead Wednesday by suspected militants in north Kashmir’s Bandipora...

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    They’re going to kill me: last words of George Floyd

    Agence France-Presse . Washington, United States | Updated at 10:49am on July 09, 2020

    George Floyd said that he couldn’t breathe more than 20 times, called out for his children and late mother and said that officers would ‘kill’...

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    Ex-India navy officer refuses to appeal against death sentence

    Agence France-Presse. Islamabad | Updated at 10:42am on July 09, 2020

    A former Indian naval officer on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction and will try...

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    Sri Lanka rangers spot possible rare baby elephant twins

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 04:03pm on July 08, 2020

    A pair of baby elephants feeding from the same mother have been spotted in a Sri Lankan national park, with officials speculating Wednesday the two...

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    Malaysia probes Al Jazeera documentary about migrant arrests

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:25am on July 08, 2020

    Malaysian police said Tuesday they are investigating an Al Jazeera documentary about the arrests of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus lockdown after officials denounced...