South Asia

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    Climate change fuelling deadly India lightning strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Patna | Updated at 01:06am on July 06, 2020

    Lightning strikes killed 147 people in the north Indian state of Bihar over the last 10 days, officials said Sunday, warning of more extreme weather...

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    4 Maoists killed in Odisha

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:04am on July 06, 2020

    At least four Maoists were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in a dense forest in Odisha’s Kandhamal district on Sunday, a...

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    India nears Russia toll

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:43am on July 06, 2020

    India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, approaching Russia as the world’s third-most infected nation as it opens a mass treatment centre in...

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    US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 11:48pm on July 04, 2020

    Washington highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban on Friday as it encouraged the start of talks between warring...

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    Indian state Nagaland bans sale of dog meat

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 11:24am on July 04, 2020

    The Nagaland cabinet on Friday banned the sale of dog meat, the consumption of which had been protested by animal rights activists over the years,...

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    At least 22 Sikh people die as train smashes into van in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Sheikhupura, Pakistan | Updated at 11:07am on July 04, 2020

    At least 22 Sikh pilgrims — 19 from the same family — were killed on Friday when a train smashed into a van in eastern...

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    19 pilgrims killed as train rams van in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 01:23am on July 04, 2020

    At least 19 Sikh pilgrims — all from the same family — were killed on Friday when a train smashed into a van in the...

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    Mass burial for scores killed in Myanmar jade mine disaster

    Agence France-Presse . Hpakant | Updated at 01:13am on July 04, 2020

    Dozens of jade miners were buried Friday in a mass grave after a landslide in northern Myanmar killed over 170, most of them migrant workers...

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    India to purchase Russian fighter jets

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:35pm on July 03, 2020

    India’s defence ministry Thursday signed off on the purchase of 33 Russian fighter jets and upgrades to 59 others worth $2.4 billion, amid rising tensions...

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    Modi rallies Indian troops after China border clash

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:29pm on July 03, 2020

    Prime minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to rally Indian troops near a disputed frontier with China Friday, telling them the country’s enemies had...