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    14 Afghan security force members killed

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:05pm on May 29, 2020

    Taliban fighters stormed an Afghan border post Friday, killing at least 14 security force members, the insurgents and officials said, the latest in a series...

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    14 Afghan forces killed in Taliban attacks

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:10pm on May 28, 2020

    Fourteen members of the Afghan security forces were killed in two separate attacks Thursday in the first deadly assaults officials have blamed on the Taliban...

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    India to resume domestic flights from Monday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 09:32pm on May 24, 2020

    As India is set to resume its domestic civil aviation operations from May 25, the Delhi airport will be handling around 380 flights on Monday,...

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    India sees biggest spike as 6,767 new COVID-19 cases reported

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 09:24pm on May 24, 2020

    COVID-19 cases in India saw the biggest spike for the third consecutive day on Sunday with 6,767 new infections reported in the last 24 hours,...

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    Protests in Kolkata over cyclone recovery delay

    Agence France-Presse. Kolkata | Updated at 02:13pm on May 23, 2020

    Thousands took to the streets of the Indian city of Kolkata on Saturday to protest against what they said was the slow government response to...

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    97 dead, two survivors in Pakistan plane crash

    Agence France-Presse. Karachi | Updated at 10:50am on May 23, 2020

    All but two of the 99 people on board a Pakistan passenger plane were killed when it crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi, officials...

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    Myanmar editor jailed for coronavirus error

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:53am on May 23, 2020

    A Myanmar news editor has been jailed for two years after his agency reported a coronavirus death that turned out to be false, his lawyer...

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    Sri Lanka lifts wedding reception ban

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:10pm on May 22, 2020

    Sri Lanka lifted a ban Friday on wedding receptions as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions, but grooms may not kiss the bride —...

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    PIA plane crashes in Karachi

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 05:03pm on May 22, 2020

    At least 40 dead bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi...

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    Amphan kills 72 in India

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:45pm on May 21, 2020

    India began a massive clean-up on Thursday after the fiercest cyclone since 1999 killed at least 72 people, leaving a trail of destruction in its...

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