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    SC allows a month longer for citizens’ list in Assam

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on July 24, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday gave authorities in a northeastern state an extra month to complete a citizenship list to identify illegal immigrants in an...

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    Fury in India as Trump claims Modi asked for Kashmir mediation

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:26pm on July 23, 2019

    India’s foreign minister issued a strenuous denial to an infuriated opposition in parliament on Tuesday, after US president Donald Trump said prime minister Narendra Modi...

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    Lanka extends emergency for 4th month after Easter bombings

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:33am on July 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka on Monday extended a law granting security forces emergency powers for a fourth month following the Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels and...

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    Internet cut off in Rakhine enters fifth week

    Agence Francee-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:25am on July 23, 2019

    A sweeping internet shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-hit Rakhine state went into its fifth week Monday as residents called on the government to end an information...

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    Monsoon toll tops 553 in South Asia

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:51pm on July 22, 2019

    Severe floods and lightning have claimed the lives of more than 553 people across India, Nepal, and Pakistan, officials said Monday as the annual monsoon...

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    India launches Moon mission

    Agence France-Presse . Sriharikota, India | Updated at 06:54pm on July 22, 2019

    India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an...

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    Taslima Nasreen gets one-year Indian residence permit

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:36am on July 22, 2019

    Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s residence permit has been extended for one year by the union home ministry, officials said on Sunday, reports The Times of...

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    US wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:30am on July 22, 2019

    The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base...

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    Four killed over witchcraft allegations in India

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    Four members of a family including two women were killed by fellow villagers in central India’s tribal heartland over allegations of witchcraft, authorities said Sunday....

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    Female suicide bomber kills eight in Pakistan

    Reuters . Pakistan | Updated at 01:46pm on July 21, 2019

    A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on...