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    Sporadic violence in nationwide Indian strike

    Agence-France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:00am on January 09, 2019

    Police clashed with stone-throwing protestors in Kolkata on Tuesday, authorities said, as tens of millions of Indians staged a 48-hour nationwide strike months before prime...

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    China must act to stem Myanmar’s runaway meth trade

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 08:42pm on January 08, 2019

    China should rein in the methamphetamine-producing militias under its influence in eastern Myanmar and stem the flow of precursor chemicals fuelling the multi-billion-dollar drug trade,...

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    India says non-Muslim migrants have nowhere to go, should get citizenship

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 08:34pm on January 08, 2019

    India wants to give citizenship to immigrants belonging to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, including Pakistan, because they have nowhere go except India,...

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    Myanmar army now launch crackdown on Rakhine rebels

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 12:09am on January 08, 2019

    Myanmar has called on its military to ‘launch operations’ against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on four police stations last week, a government...

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    Myanmar army to launch ‘crackdown’ on Rakhine rebels

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 06:45pm on January 07, 2019

    Myanmar has called on its military to ‘launch operations’ against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on four police stations last week, a government...

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    Modi plans jobs quota for upper caste poor

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:31pm on January 07, 2019

    Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government announced plans Monday to set aside a quota of government jobs for poorer members of India’s upper caste, months before...

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    Indian scientists slam ancient Hindu ‘stem cell’ claim

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:19am on January 07, 2019

    The organisers of a major Indian science conference distanced themselves Sunday from speakers who used the prestigious event to dismiss Einstein’s discoveries and claim ancient...

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    Rakhine rebels kill 13 cops in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on January 05, 2019

    Thirteen Myanmar police officers were killed in raids Friday by ethnic Rakhine rebels, the army said, in a brazen, co-ordinated attack on the country’s Independence...

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    Thousands displaced as Myanmar army, Rakhine rebels clash

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:17am on January 04, 2019

    Weeks of fighting between ethnic Rakhine rebels and Myanmar’s military has driven thousands of civilians from their homes, the UN said, as conflict intensifies in...

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    Toxic smog shrouds Indian capital as pollution soars

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:14am on January 04, 2019

    Residents of the Indian capital of New Delhi woke on Thursday to a thick, grey smog, as pollution surged to ‘severe’ and ‘emergency’ levels, with...

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