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    Violence mars voting in India

    Reuters . Mumbai/ Kolkata | Updated at 01:09am on April 30, 2019

    West Bengal state, crucial for prime minister Narendra Modi’s hopes of retaining power, took centre stage in India’s staggered general election on Monday after clashes...

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    Sri Lanka on alert for attacks

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 30, 2019

    Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday’s suicide bombings are planning attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as the...

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    Sri Lanka on alert for extremist attacks disguised in uniforms

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:12pm on April 29, 2019

    Sri Lankan security officials have warned that the Islamist extremists behind Easter Sunday’s deadly suicide bombings were planning more...

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    Fourth phase of Indian nat’l polls today

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:08am on April 29, 2019

    Voting for fourth phase of Indian Lok Sabha election would take place on Monday, reports NDTV online. Nine states would vote to elect representatives on...

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    Most Sri Lanka radicals killed or arrested: PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 29, 2019

    Sri Lankan forces have killed or arrested most of the radical Islamists linked to the Easter suicide bombings and the country is ready to return...

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    10 killed in Himachal bus plunge

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 28, 2019

    At least 10 people were killed when a bus plunged into a gorge in India's Himalayan mountain region on Saturday, police said. The bus was...

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    India releases terror alert in 8 southern states

    United News of Bangladesh/Xinhua . New Delhi | Updated at 04:00pm on April 27, 2019

    Intelligence and security agencies in India have sounded a terror alert in eight southern states, namely Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Puducherry, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana...

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    15 killed as Sri Lanka forces raid Islamist hideout

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 28, 2019

    Fifteen people including six children died in a battle between Sri Lankan security forces and suicide bombers who blew themselves up in the latest fallout...

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    Lankan ex-minister to run for presidency, tackle radical Islam

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 01:17am on April 27, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s former wartime defence chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Friday he would run for president in elections this year and would stop the spread...

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    Lankan police hunt 140 people

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:16am on April 27, 2019

    A Muslim devotee walks past a banner on a mosque wall during the Friday prayers at a mosque, five days after a string of suicide...