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    Afghan forces catch four Taliban for Eid rocket attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul, Afghanistan | Updated at 08:35pm on July 25, 2021

    Afghan forces have captured four Taliban fighters including a militant commander for carrying out this week’s rocket attack targeting the presidential palace in Kabul during...

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    India monsoon death toll climbs to 127, dozens still missing

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai, India | Updated at 08:32pm on July 25, 2021

    The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 127 Sunday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens...

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    Myanmar rebel group receives Covid jabs from China

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:43am on July 25, 2021

    China has supplied over 10,000 Covid vaccines to a Myanmar rebel group operating near its southern border, its spokesman said Saturday, as Beijing seeks to...

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    US renews call on Myanmar to free journalist

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:42am on July 25, 2021

    The United States on Friday renewed calls on Myanmar’s junta to free a jailed US journalist as concerns grow about a Covid outbreak in prisons...

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    Afghan govt imposes night curfew to stem Taliban

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:50pm on July 24, 2021

    Afghan authorities on Saturday imposed a night-time curfew across 31 of the country’s 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping Taliban offensive...

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    India monsoon toll hits 79

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai, India | Updated at 11:21am on July 24, 2021

    Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to...

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    Taliban claim of controlling 90pc of Afghan border is ‘absolute lie’

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:55pm on July 23, 2021

    The Taliban’s claim to hold 90 per cent of Afghanistan’s borders is an ‘absolute lie’, the defence ministry said Friday, insisting government forces were in...

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    Rahul Gandhi demands India inquiry into Pegasus claims

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi, India | Updated at 09:09pm on July 23, 2021

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's main political rival Rahul Gandhi on Friday demanded an inquiry into the Pegasus spyware scandal, accusing the government of 'treason'.Gandhi...

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    Landslides kill 44 in India, dozens missing

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 08:15pm on July 23, 2021

    Forty-four people have been killed in landslides caused by monsoon rains in western India, authorities said Friday. As many as 38 others were missing after...

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    India tightens security in Delhi for new farmers' protest

    | Updated at 10:15pm on July 22, 2021

    Thousands of security forces were deployed across New Delhi on Thursday for protests by farmers who are renewing a campaign against government agriculture reforms. After...

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