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    Fifth member of BJP killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 10:29pm on August 10, 2020

    A Kashmir politician who died of gunshot wounds on Monday has become the fifth member of India’s ruling nationalist party to be killed by militants...

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    Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 03:43pm on August 10, 2020

    Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he was tested Covid-19 positive as he visited a medical facility with another complaint. ‘On a visit...

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    Delhi trying to isolate neighbours from world, say Indian experts

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:28am on August 10, 2020

    The Indian authorities have created a mess in its foreign affairs in South Asia by trying to isolate the neighbouring countries from the global system...

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    Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:41pm on August 09, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in...

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    Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:41pm on August 09, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in...

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    Indian women on pandemic frontline strike for pay, protection

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:36pm on August 09, 2020

    Tens of thousands of female health workers on the frontline of India’s battle against the coronavirus have gone on strike to demand better pay and...

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    Taliban prisoner release approved

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:33pm on August 09, 2020

    The Afghan government and the Taliban are ‘on the verge of peace talks’ after thousands of prominent Afghans approved the release of about 400 contentious...

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    At least 11 killed in Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 centre fire

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 12:31pm on August 09, 2020

    At least 11 people died in a fire that broke out at a hotel that turned into COVID-19 care centre by a private hospital at...

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    Indian serum institute to make 100m virus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:48am on August 09, 2020

    100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses could be made available for poorer countries by 2021 under a deal struck Friday for production at the Serum Institute...

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    Ghani urges citizens to decide fate of prisoners

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:38pm on August 08, 2020

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani urged thousands of prominent citizens gathered in Kabul on Friday to decide whether to release about 400 Taliban prisoners, including many...

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