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    India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:29am on July 17, 2018

    India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over...

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    EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:16am on July 17, 2018

    EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it...

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    At least 16 killed in Pakistan traffic collision

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:16pm on July 16, 2018

    At least 16 people were killed when a truck crashed into a parked bus in southern Pakistan Monday, in the latest fatal collision on the...

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    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 11:30pm on July 15, 2018

    The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month’s ceasefire, with a surge in...

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    Sri Lanka to hire hangmen to execute drug traffickers

    Reuters. Colombo | Updated at 11:47am on July 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka said on Friday it plans to hire two hangmen, two days after President Maithripala Sirisena said he might sign off on the execution...

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    Social media-fuelled lynchings shock India

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:56am on July 14, 2018

    The smartphone footage shows the two blood-soaked men pleading for their lives. Moments later they were dead, two more victims of lynchings sparked by rumours...

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    Traffickers tap into India’s digital boom to lure girls

    Reuters. Mumbai | Updated at 02:40am on July 14, 2018

    Tanu had marvelled at her first smartphone when her Indian migrant worker husband gave it to her last November so the couple could stay connected....

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    India’s social media monitoring plan worries SC

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:10am on July 14, 2018

    A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a ‘surveillance state’, the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it...

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    Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter detained

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 02:50am on July 14, 2018

    Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested on Friday after flying back to the country to face lengthy prison sentences,...

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    Suicide bomb kills 128 at Pak poll rally

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta, Pakistan | Updated at 02:20am on July 14, 2018

    A suicide bomber targeting a political rally in southwest Pakistan Friday killed 128 people, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks in the country’s...