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    Sri Lanka steps up security for final vote rallies

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:10am on November 14, 2019

    Police stepped up security across Sri Lanka on Wednesday over fears of violence on the final day of campaigning for the fiercely contested presidential election,...

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    Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:38am on November 14, 2019

    Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists...

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    Delhi smog hits ‘emergency’ levels as Charles visits

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:11pm on November 13, 2019

    The Indian capital’s notorious air pollution hit ‘emergency’ levels again Wednesday, coinciding with a visit by Britain’s Prince Charles. New Delhi has been choked on...

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    Setback for BJP as Maharashtra placed under direct rule

    Agence-France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 10:02pm on November 13, 2019

    India’s financial capital was plunged into political uncertainty Tuesday after the president imposed direct rule on wealthy Maharashtra state after weeks of deadlock over who...

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    Indian state Maharashtra placed under direct rule

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:15am on November 13, 2019

    India's financial capital was plunged into political uncertainty Tuesday after the president imposed direct rule on wealthy Maharashtra state after weeks of deadlock over who...

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    Lanka prisoners demand freedom after Swede’s killer pardoned

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:07am on November 13, 2019

    Hundreds of inmates at Sri Lanka’s biggest high-security prison staged a second day of protests Tuesday, demanding their freedom after the president pardoned a well-connected...

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    Lanka minister slams Facebook over censorship

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:25am on November 12, 2019

    A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabhaya...

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    Dozens detained in India

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

    Indian police have arrested dozens of people for social media comments that allegedly threatened ‘communal harmony’ after the Supreme Court awarded a holy site once...

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    BJP suffers setback as Maharashtra slips out of its control

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 10:03pm on November 11, 2019

    In a setback, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has decided not to form the government in the western state of Maharashtra - the...

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    Modi’s Hindu-first agenda barrels forward

    Reuters . Ayodhya | Updated at 10:01pm on November 11, 2019

    Just six months after sweeping to re-election, Indian prime  minister Narendra Modi has delivered on two major promises of his Hindu-first agenda, electrifying his base...

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