South Asia

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    SL marks war anniv with thousands still missing

    Agence France-Presse . Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Still reeling from the Easter terror attacks, Sri Lanka commemorates this weekend 10 years since the end of a bloody civil war that killed at...

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    Modi meditates as India mega polls near end

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi embarked on a spiritual break Saturday as India’s acrimonious marathon election wound to a close after almost seven weeks awash...

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    Modi takes no questions at first press confce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:30am on May 18, 2019

    Narendra Modi left journalists disappointed on Friday as he refused to answer questions at what Indian media had billed as his first-ever press conference as...

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    HIV outbreak sparks panic at Pak village

    Agence France-Presse . Rato Dero | Updated at 01:29am on May 18, 2019

    Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly...

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    New clashes hit Kolkata

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:54am on May 18, 2019

    Police made new arrests following clashes and poured thousands of security forces into the eastern city of Kolkata on Friday as tensions mounted ahead of...

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    Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalised mosques

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

    Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake...

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    Anxious Indian Muslims fear Modi’s 2nd term

    Agence France-Presse . Azamgarh, India | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    At their usual evening gathering, six retired Muslim academics outdo each other with gloomy predictions if Narendra Modi is re-elected prime minister in India’s polls...

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    Muslim man killed in new suspected India ‘cow lynching’

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:34am on May 17, 2019

    Indian police said Thursday they are probing a suspected fresh case of a Muslim man being killed by so-called Hindu cow vigilantes.Cows are revered by...

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    Sri Lanka forces on patrol after anti-Muslim riots

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on May 17, 2019

    Troops and police patrolled parts of Sri Lanka on Thursday as international pressure mounted on Colombo to contain anti-Muslim riots that killed one man in...

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    ‘Cyber warriors’ sway Indian polls

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:09am on May 17, 2019

    India’s election watchdog says it has forced Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to take down hundreds of posts during the country’s election but experts say it...