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    Nepal makes first arrest over menstruation huts

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:22am on December 07, 2019

    Nepali police have detained the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a ‘menstruation hut’ in what is believed to be the first arrest over...

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    Maldives seeks to restructure China debt

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:15pm on December 06, 2019

    The Maldives is seeking a ‘diplomatic’ solution to restructure its Chinese debt as the small but strategically located atoll nation struggles with repayments, the foreign...

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    Suu Kyi to face genocide hearings at highest UN court

    Reuters . The Hague | Updated at 06:03pm on December 06, 2019

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice in The Hague next week...

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    Indian police kill rape-murder suspects

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:06am on December 06, 2019

    Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime, prompting celebrations but also accusations of...

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    With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

    Reuters. Banjul, Gambia | Updated at 11:12pm on December 05, 2019

    The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of its kind initiated since the 1990s - may...

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    Alleged Indian rape victim set on fire on way to court hearing

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 08:44pm on December 05, 2019

    An Indian woman was in a critical condition Thursday after allegedly being set on fire by two men she had accused of rape as she...

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    Nine killed, 20 hurt in India road accident

    Xinhua . New Delhi | Updated at 02:46pm on December 05, 2019

    At least nine people were killed and 20 others were injured after a bus hit a stationary goods-laden truck Thursday in the central Indian state...

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    Indian border policeman guns down five colleagues

    Agence France-Presse . Raipur | Updated at 01:26am on December 05, 2019

    A policeman from India’s armed border force opened fire on his colleagues Wednesday, killing five of them before turning the gun on himself, police said....

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    India’s cabinet sends bill to parliament

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:39pm on December 04, 2019

    India’s cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, the first time that the country is...

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    Japanese doctor among six killed in Afghan attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 04:00pm on December 04, 2019

    A Japanese doctor whose long career was dedicated to helping some of Afghanistan’s poorest people was among six people killed Wednesday in an attack in...