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    India ex-minister held over rape

    Reuters . Lucknow | Updated at 12:23am on September 21, 2019

    A former government minister and senior member of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was arrested on Friday in connection with rape and sexual harassment allegations...

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    Rajapaksa would restore relations with China

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:20am on September 21, 2019

    Sri Lankan presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa would ‘restore relations’ with the country’s top lender China if he wins the November 16 vote and met with...

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    Mamata meets Amit Shah

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:58pm on September 19, 2019

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met home minister Amit Shah at Delhi’s North Block on Thursday a day after she called on prime minister...

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    Mamata meets Modi, invites him to Bengal

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:41am on September 19, 2019

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met prime minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi on Wednesday, reports India Today. As she reached...

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    Imran Khan warns Pakistanis against jihad in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:39am on September 19, 2019

    Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan warned citizens Wednesday that anyone who goes to fight jihad in Kashmir will hurt the territory’s cause, as anger simmers...

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    Pakistani plan for media courts sparks fears for press freedom

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    Pakistani government plans to launch specialist media courts sparked a furious backlash on Wednesday from media and rights advocates who said the move was an...

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    Thai police order for intel on Muslim students sparks outrage

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    A Thai Muslim student group Wednesday called for police to drop an order requesting universities to provide ‘intelligence’ on Muslim students and their activities in...

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    Pakistan slams India over Kashmir remarks

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 05:46pm on September 18, 2019

    Pakistan fired back Wednesday at New Delhi's ‘jingoistic rhetoric’ after India's foreign minister vowed to retake Islamabad's portion of the disputed Kashmir region as tensions...

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    Outcry forces NW Pakistan officials to scrap veil order for girls

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 02:06am on September 18, 2019

    Pakistan education authorities have reversed a decision making it compulsory for female students in two major northwestern cities to wear veils, one day after the...

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    Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

    Agence- France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    The current record for climbing the world’s 14 tallest peaks is almost eight years. Nepali climber, Nirmal Purja, who served in the British special forces,...