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    11 militiamen killed in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz | Updated at 10:39pm on June 06, 2020

    A roadside bomb in northern Afghanistan killed 11 pro-government militiamen when it tore through a truck in a Saturday pre-dawn attack that officials blamed on...

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    India records more than 9,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 03:31pm on June 06, 2020

    India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases...

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    India, Australia strengthen defence ties as China tensions loom

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:32am on June 05, 2020

    India and Australia strengthened defence ties Thursday, including sealing a pact to boost military logistics support and maritime cooperation, as both nations experience heightened tensions...

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    Spike in Malaysia virus cases as migrants are infected

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:27am on June 05, 2020

    Malaysia reported 277 coronavirus cases Thursday, its biggest daily increase, due to a growing outbreak at a migrant detention centre, sparking accusations the government is...

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    Gandhi’s statue in US vandalised, Indian embassy files complaint

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 08:44pm on June 04, 2020

    Some unidentified miscreants vandalised a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Indian embassy in the United States with graffiti and spray painting, prompting the mission...

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    At least 8 people killed in Indian pesticide factory explosion

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad, India | Updated at 11:39am on June 04, 2020

    At least eight people were killed and 74 others were injured on Wednesday in a blast at a pesticides factory in western India, the authorities...

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    Mumbai largely unscathed by Cyclone Nisarga

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:05am on June 04, 2020

    Coronavirus-hit Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday as the first severe storm to threaten India’s financial capital in more than...

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    India evacuates 10,000 ahead of cyclone

    Agence France –Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:36am on June 03, 2020

    More than 10,000 people, including some coronavirus patients, were moved to safer locations Tuesday as India’s west coast braced for a cyclone, the first such...

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    India landslides kill 20

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 01:30am on June 03, 2020

    At least 20 villagers, including 10 children, were killed in landslides Tuesday after three days of incessant pre-monsoon rains in northeastern India, officials said. The...

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    Roadside bomb kills 7 in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Kunduz | Updated at 09:50pm on June 02, 2020

    Seven civilians were killed by a roadside bomb linked to the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, even as authorities pressed for peace talks...