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    Bangladesh remembers Rana Plaza victims

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:01pm on April 24, 2019

    People from different walks of life on Wednesday paid homage to the people who died in the country’s worst ever industrial disaster that left over...

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    Sri Lanka widens dragnet, detains new suspects as death tolls go up

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 12:18pm on April 24, 2019

    A Sri Lankan security dragnet hunting those responsible for horrifying bombings that claimed more than 350 lives has scooped up a further 18 suspects, police...

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    Indians vote in third phase of election

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 24, 2019

    Millions of Indians voted in the third and largest phase of a staggered general election on Tuesday, including prime minister Narendra Modi who cast his...

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    Over 50 feared dead in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:03am on April 24, 2019

    More than 50 people were feared dead after a landslide in northern Myanmar engulfed jade miners while they were sleeping, local police said Tuesday, the...

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    Indian officials travel deep into jungle to allow one temple priest to vote

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

    Indian officials travelled nearly 70 km through lion-infested jungle this week to ensure a 69-year-old holy man got his change to take part in the...

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    Women’s temple ban debate rages in India flashpoint vote

    Agence-France-Presse . India | Updated at 12:00am on April 24, 2019

    Voters in a flashpoint constituency in southern India went to the polls Tuesday after a campaign dominated by the fallout from the controversial decision to...

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    Lankans mourn as IS claims responsibility

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 05:42pm on April 23, 2019

    Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as Islamic State...

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    Voting begins in third phase of India's general election

    Reuters. New Delhi | Updated at 01:24pm on April 23, 2019

    Voting began in the third and largest phase of India's staggered general election on Tuesday, including in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat...

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    Sri Lanka detains Syrian as blasts toll rises to 321

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:06pm on April 23, 2019

    Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and...

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    Thousands take to streets in Myanmar against China-backed mega-dam

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:08am on April 23, 2019

    Thousands of people in northern Myanmar took to the streets on Monday to protest against the proposed reinstatement of a Chinese-backed mega-dam they say will...