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    Sri Lanka president warns UN over war crimes claims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:49am on May 21, 2020

    Sri Lanka Tuesday threatened to pull out of the UN Human Rights Council if it pursued war crimes claims allegedly committed by government forces during...

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    Key Kashmir rebel leader killed by India forces

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 10:21pm on May 20, 2020

    Two Kashmir militants including a key rebel leader were killed by Indian government forces during a 12-hour gun battle in the restive region’s capital on...

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    South Korean students return to schools as virus fears ease

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:43pm on May 20, 2020

    Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students returned to school on Wednesday as educational establishments started reopening after a coronavirus delay of more than two...

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    India records highest 5,611 COVID-19 cases in 24hrs

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 11:48am on May 20, 2020

    India reported the biggest single-day jump in the number of COVID-19 patients on Wednesday with 5,611 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the...

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    MPs criticise inadequate government virus testing

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:55pm on May 19, 2020

    British lawmakers on Tuesday heaped fresh pressure on the government for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, calling its testing regime ‘inadequate’ in the early...

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    Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:50pm on May 19, 2020

    One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources said, the first to land in the high-security zone in weeks....

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    Nepal approves new map amid border row with India

    Agence France-Presse. Kathmandu, Nepal | Updated at 08:42pm on May 19, 2020

    Nepal has drawn-up a new political map that includes strategically important territory it disputes with India, officials said Tuesday, as the Himalayan country takes a...

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    Six killed in Pakistan bomb attack

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 10:09am on May 19, 2020

    Six paramilitary soldiers were killed and four wounded in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan in a roadside bomb attack on their vehicle, officials said...

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    Five killed, 32 hurt in Afghan car bomb blast: officials

    Agence France-Presse . Ghazni, Afghanistan | Updated at 12:30pm on May 18, 2020

    A car bomb attack targeting an Afghan intelligence agency installation in the eastern province of Ghazni killed at least five people on Monday, an official...

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    India reports over 5,000 COVID-19 cases in 24hrs

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 11:58am on May 18, 2020

    India has recorded the highest single-day jump of 5,242 new coronavirus cases, with the total cases hitting 96,169, including 3,029 deaths, union health ministry figures...