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    Doctors agree to meet Mamata, but refuse closed-door talks

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:38am on June 17, 2019

    The impasse in West Bengal showed signs of easing on Sunday as the agitating doctors agreed to a meeting with chief minister Mamata Banerjee, but...

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    Severe heat kills dozens in India’s Bihar state

    Agence France-Presse . Patna | Updated at 05:27pm on June 16, 2019

    Severe heat has left dozens dead over a 24-hour period in India’s Bihar state, as the country enters a third week of searing temperatures, officials...

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    Now India faces off : Retaliatory tariffs on 28 US goods

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:09pm on June 16, 2019

    India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples and...

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    Doctors turn down Mamata’s invite for talks, demand an apology

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:12am on June 16, 2019

    Striking junior doctors turned down chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s invitation for a meeting at the state secretariat, which was called to resolve the impasse, and...

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    Maldives seeks foreign help to deal with IS fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on June 16, 2019

    The Maldives Saturday called for international help to rehabilitate up to 160 of its nationals languishing in Syrian detention camps after the defeat of the...

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    Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 02:00am on June 15, 2019

    More Indian cities need to implement heat action plans that include text-message alerts and cooling stations, to minimise deaths and illnesses related to rising temperatures,...

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    Saudi Arabia repatriates 5 Sri Lankans

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:55am on June 15, 2019

    Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and repatriated Friday, police said. Correcting...

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    Zardari’s sister arrested in Pakistan

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:29am on June 15, 2019

    Pakistan Peoples Party leader Faryal Talpur, the sister of former president Asif Zardari who was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau earlier this week, was...

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    Myanmar doctor’s licence revoked due to Facebook posts

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:27am on June 15, 2019

    A Myanmar model and doctor said she would appeal against a medical council decision to revoke her license for posting photos of herself on Facebook...

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    Maoist rebels kill 5 cops in India

    Reuters . Bhubaneswar | Updated at 01:26am on June 15, 2019

    Maoist rebels killed five policemen in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand on Friday, a senior police official said, the latest in a series of...