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    ‘Call Me Priya’: film sparks debate about India textile industry abuses

    Reuters . Dindigul | Updated at 11:20pm on August 16, 2018

    A film about a young textile worker in southern India is sparking debate in rural communities at the heart of an industry that campaigners say...

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    Flood toll rises to 77 in India’s Kerala state

    Agence France-Presse . Kerala | Updated at 01:16pm on August 16, 2018

    The death toll from floods in India’s tourist hotspot of Kerala increased to 77 on Thursday, as torrential rainfall threatened new areas...

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    Death toll in suicide attack on Afghan students revised down to 34

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:03pm on August 16, 2018

    Afghan authorities revised down on Thursday the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on an educational centre in Kabul to 34 from...

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:25pm on August 16, 2018

    Three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died Thursday, sparking tributes from across the political spectrum as current leader Narendra Modi mourned the ‘irreplaceable loss’...

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    Floods close airport in Kerala

    Agence France-Presse . Kochi | Updated at 12:45am on August 16, 2018

    Flights in and out of the Indian tourist hotspot of Kerala were cancelled for three days Wednesday as severe monsoon flooding ravaged the region...

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    Dozens killed in Afghanistan

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 11:50pm on August 15, 2018

    A Taliban attack on an Afghan military outpost killed up to 44 policemen and soldiers on Wednesday, while a separate suicide blast in Kabul killed...

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    Dozens of casualties reported after Taliban attack on Afghan base

    Reuters | Updated at 01:53pm on August 15, 2018

    A Taliban attack on a military outpost in the northern province of Baghlan in the early hours of Wednesday killed as many as 44 Afghan...

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    India to launch first manned space mission by 2022

    Reuters | Updated at 10:45am on August 15, 2018

    India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, prime minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, which could make it the fourth nation to...

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    Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on August 14, 2018

    The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian...

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    Ex-Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:05am on August 14, 2018

    Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee died on Monday morning at the age of 89, reports The Times of India. The veteran parliamentarian suffered a...