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    India kills top extremist leader

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:46am on May 25, 2019

    Indian forces have killed the leader of an al-Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, police said on Friday, triggering protests in parts of the disputed...

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    Modi plots course after polls win

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 09:43pm on May 24, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was meeting party allies and members of his cabinet Friday to plot a course for his second term after a...

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    15 students die in India fire

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 07:53pm on May 24, 2019

    At least 15 students died Friday in a fire in a building in India housing a college, officials said, with images on television and social...

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    Two dead, 14 injured in Pak mosque blast

    Reuters . Quetta, Pakistan | Updated at 04:00pm on May 24, 2019

    A bomb at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday killed two worshippers and wounded 14, officials said.The blast went off at...

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    ‘Traffic jam’ on Everest as 2 climbers die

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:37am on May 24, 2019

    A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers Thursday reported two more deaths on the world’s highest...

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    Let Hindus build their temple at razed mosque site: Indian Muslims

    Reuters . Ayodhya | Updated at 12:57am on May 24, 2019

    A thumping election win for India’s Hindu nationalist party on Thursday has instilled a sense of resignation among Muslims, some of whom are now willing...

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    Rahul Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:50am on May 24, 2019

    Rahul Gandhi, leader of India’s main opposition Congress party, conceded Thursday he had lost his seat in the famous family’s long-held home constituency.‘Smriti Irani (of...

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    Terror-accused from BJP wins seat in India election

    Reuters . Bhopal | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    A Hindu ascetic accused of plotting a bomb attack on Muslims in India defeated an opposition strongman by a big margin on Thursday as her...

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    Amit Shah, helped craft winning election strategy

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    With India’s ruling Hindu nationalists headed for a stunning election victory on Thursday, prime minister Narendra Modi’s powerful right hand man, Amit Shah, could reap...

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    Tea seller’s son becomes India’s Hindu nationalist hero

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 24, 2019

    Master communicator and battle-hardened political scrapper, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India’s most popular and polarising prime ministers.There...