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    Bootleg liquor kills 84 in Assam, 200 hospitalised

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 11:51am on February 23, 2019

    At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in...

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    Suu Kyi drops off UN agenda in Geneva next week

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:55am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a UN conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country’s de facto leader Aung...

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    Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

    Reuters . Ngapali Beach | Updated at 12:42am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had ‘focused narrowly on...

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    Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:44pm on February 21, 2019

    Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally escaping...

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    UN, US for steps to defuse tensions

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on February 20, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a...

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    Modi breaks protocol to welcome Salman

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on February 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday....

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    Indo-Pak row escalates, UN intervention sought

    Reuters . Islamabad/ Srinagar | Updated at 12:22am on February 20, 2019

    Prime minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan would retaliate if India attacked in response to a bombing in the disputed Kashmir region, which India...

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    Pilot killed as Indian army jets collide

    Agence France-Presse . Bangalore | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    Two Indian Air Force jets practising for an aerobatic display collided in midair Tuesday killing one of the pilots, officials said.Witnesses told how the aircraft...

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    Imran ‘ready to talk’ with India on Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 04:05pm on February 19, 2019

    Pakistan is ready to help India investigate the deadliest blast in Kashmir in decades, but will retaliate if Delhi attacks, prime minister Imran Khan said...

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    4 Pak soldiers killed in Baluchistan attack

    Reuters . Quetta | Updated at 12:17am on February 19, 2019

    Gunmen have attacked a Pakistani security post in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan killing four paramilitary soldiers, officials said on Monday....

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