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    Rajapaksa prioritises security

    Reuters . Anuradhapura | Updated at 12:23am on November 19, 2019

    The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple...

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    Maldives lawmakers dismiss CJ, sr judge

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:18am on November 19, 2019

    Maldives lawmakers voted on Monday to dismiss the Chief Justice and a Supreme Court judge — a move the government said was part of an...

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    Police round up students in Delhi as fee protests grow

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:26pm on November 18, 2019

    Indian police said they briefly detained around 50 students in New Delhi on Monday as protests against proposed fee hikes at a prestigious public university...

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    Indian police club students protesting at fee hike

    Agence France-Presse.New Delhi, India | Updated at 09:30pm on November 18, 2019

    Indian police fought street battles in New Delhi on Monday with thousands of students who stepped up protests over fee increases at one of the...

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    HRW censures China, Russia, 7 other nations

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:30am on November 18, 2019

    Human Rights Watch on Sunday criticised nine countries for their failure in supporting adaptation of a resolution at the UN on the situation of human...

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    Indian Muslims to pursue review of Hindu temple site ruling

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 01:24am on November 18, 2019

    An Indian Muslim group said on Sunday it would file a petition in the Supreme Court asking for a review of a ruling that awarded...

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    Image severely damaged, says Myanmar

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on November 18, 2019

    The Myanmar government believes that its image was severely damaged internationally due to efforts to prosecute the country and its leadership in different international...

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    Sri Lanka’s ex-defence chief Rajapaksa wins presidency

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:09pm on November 17, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country...

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    Gunmen fire on buses carrying Sri Lankan Muslim voters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on November 17, 2019

    Gunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters on Saturday as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan eyeing a comeback...

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    Delhi suffocates under toxic smog

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:10pm on November 16, 2019

    A thick grey smog choked New Delhi for the fifth day Saturday, adding to a mounting pollution health crisis, but retired naval commander Anil Charan...