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    Pakistan deadlock delays Nawaz Sharif’s foreign  treatment

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:49am on November 16, 2019

    A political dogfight in Pakistan is delaying efforts to secure treatment overseas for ailing ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, whose health remains ‘critical’ according to his...

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    Sri Lanka presidential race tightens

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:33am on November 16, 2019

    Sri Lankans elect a new president on Saturday in a ‘finely balanced’ race between the early favourite, former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and government minister...

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    Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:10am on November 14, 2019

    Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election,...

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    Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:38am on November 14, 2019

    Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists...

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    Delhi smog hits ‘emergency’ levels as Charles visits

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:11pm on November 13, 2019

    The Indian capital’s notorious air pollution hit ‘emergency’ levels again Wednesday, coinciding with a visit by Britain’s Prince Charles. New Delhi has been choked on...

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    Setback for BJP as Maharashtra placed under direct rule

    Agence-France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 10:02pm on November 13, 2019

    India’s financial capital was plunged into political uncertainty Tuesday after the president imposed direct rule on wealthy Maharashtra state after weeks of deadlock over who...

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    Indian state Maharashtra placed under direct rule

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:15am on November 13, 2019

    India's financial capital was plunged into political uncertainty Tuesday after the president imposed direct rule on wealthy Maharashtra state after weeks of deadlock over who...

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    Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede’s killer pardoned

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:07am on November 13, 2019

    Hundreds of inmates at Sri Lanka’s biggest high-security prison staged a second day of protests Tuesday, demanding their freedom after the president pardoned a well-connected...

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    Lanka minister slams Facebook over censorship

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:25am on November 12, 2019

    A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya...

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    Dozens detained in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:17am on November 12, 2019

    Indian police have arrested dozens of people for social media comments that allegedly threatened ‘communal harmony’ after the Supreme Court awarded a holy site once...

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