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    With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

    Reuters. Banjul, Gambia | Updated at 11:12pm on December 05, 2019

    The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of its kind initiated since the 1990s - may...

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    Alleged Indian rape victim set on fire on way to court hearing

    Agence France-Presse . Lucknow | Updated at 08:44pm on December 05, 2019

    An Indian woman was in a critical condition Thursday after allegedly being set on fire by two men she had accused of rape as she...

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    Nine killed, 20 hurt in India road accident

    Xinhua . New Delhi | Updated at 02:46pm on December 05, 2019

    At least nine people were killed and 20 others were injured after a bus hit a stationary goods-laden truck Thursday in the central Indian state...

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    Indian border policeman guns down five colleagues

    Agence France-Presse . Raipur | Updated at 01:26am on December 05, 2019

    A policeman from India’s armed border force opened fire on his colleagues Wednesday, killing five of them before turning the gun on himself, police said....

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    India’s cabinet sends bill to parliament

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:39pm on December 04, 2019

    India’s cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, the first time that the country is...

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    Japanese doctor among six killed in Afghan attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 04:00pm on December 04, 2019

    A Japanese doctor whose long career was dedicated to helping some of Afghanistan’s poorest people was among six people killed Wednesday in an attack in...

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    At least six people killed in heavy rain in Sri Lanka

    Xinhua . Colombo | Updated at 12:18pm on December 04, 2019

    Over 15,000 people have been affected by heavy rains in Sri Lanka while six deaths have been reported, the Disaster Management Centre said on Wednesday...

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    Myanmar army shelling kills woman, two infants in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:20am on December 04, 2019

    Shelling by Myanmar’s military killed a woman and two infants, and wounded six others in Rakhine State on Monday, according to residents and a lawmaker...

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    Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 09:57pm on December 03, 2019

    BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting ‘each and every’ infiltrator will...

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    Toxin-laced bubbles cause pollution hazard on Indian beach

    Agence-France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 10:59pm on December 02, 2019

    A menacing white foam covered one of India’s most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day Monday creating a new pollution hazard for...