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    64 killed in three-day monsoon rain in Pakistan

    United News of Bangladesh / Xinhua .Islamabad | Updated at 10:19am on August 11, 2020

    At least 64 people were killed, and dozens of others were injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods and different rain-related incidents, during the last...

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    Afghan peace talks expected in days as prisoner release approved

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:37pm on August 10, 2020

    Afghan peace talks are expected to begin within days after authorities announced Monday they would soon start releasing hundreds of Taliban prisoners accused of brutal...

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    US cabinet member lauds Taiwan’s democracy

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 10:30pm on August 10, 2020

    A US cabinet member heaped praise on Taiwan’s democracy and its success in battling the coronavirus as he met the island’s leader on Monday during...

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    Fifth member of BJP killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 10:29pm on August 10, 2020

    A Kashmir politician who died of gunshot wounds on Monday has become the fifth member of India’s ruling nationalist party to be killed by militants...

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    Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 03:43pm on August 10, 2020

    Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he was tested Covid-19 positive as he visited a medical facility with another complaint. ‘On a visit...

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    Delhi trying to isolate neighbours from world, say Indian experts

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:28am on August 10, 2020

    The Indian authorities have created a mess in its foreign affairs in South Asia by trying to isolate the neighbouring countries from the global system...

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    Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:41pm on August 09, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in...

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    Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:41pm on August 09, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in...

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    Indian women on pandemic frontline strike for pay, protection

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:36pm on August 09, 2020

    Tens of thousands of female health workers on the frontline of India’s battle against the coronavirus have gone on strike to demand better pay and...

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    Taliban prisoner release approved

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:33pm on August 09, 2020

    The Afghan government and the Taliban are ‘on the verge of peace talks’ after thousands of prominent Afghans approved the release of about 400 contentious...

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