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    Sri Lanka faces costliest election

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

    A record number of candidates for Sri Lanka’s presidential poll next month has led to the longest-ever ballot paper and the most expensive vote in...

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    Rajapakse clan steps up new bid for power

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:16am on October 08, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s election commission on Monday agreed to let the brother of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse stand in the country’s presidential election, despite a string...

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    Nepal speaker arrested over rape allegations

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:05am on October 08, 2019

    Police have arrested the former speaker of Nepal’s parliament after a female employee in the assembly accused him of rape. A police van arrived at...

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    Aarey trees greater than Kashmiri lives: Mehbooba Mufti

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:48am on October 08, 2019

    Hitting out at the Indian government over the security clampdown in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti said...

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    Social media outrage as Pak official buys burqas for students

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 12:00am on October 08, 2019

    Pakistani social media was fuming Monday after pictures showing girls in burqas bought for them by local authorities went viral, igniting anger in a deeply...

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    Lanka president gives up re-election bid

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on October 07, 2019

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to stand for re-election in November polls as the politically influential Rajapakse family nominated two candidates by...

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    10 injured in Kashmir grenade attack

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 01:10am on October 06, 2019

    A grenade attack on Saturday in Kashmir’s southern city of Anantnag injured 10 people, including a traffic policeman and a journalist, police said on Twitter,...

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    Sri Lanka court dismisses challenge to Rajapaksa’s citizenship

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:31am on October 05, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in...

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    Two months of misery in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:08am on October 05, 2019

    Children as young as nine detained, protests and tear gas, allegations of torture, businesses shut and no mobiles or internet – it’s now been two...

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    30 airports put on alert after Jaish threat over Kashmir

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:03am on October 04, 2019

    The government has boosted security at as many as 30 airports, including Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, after Jaish-e-Mohammed threat for revenge against the scrapping...