South Asia

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    Outcry forces NW Pakistan officials to scrap veil order for girls

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 02:06am on September 18, 2019

    Pakistan education authorities have reversed a decision making it compulsory for female students in two major northwestern cities to wear veils, one day after the...

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    Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

    Agence- France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on September 18, 2019

    The current record for climbing the world’s 14 tallest peaks is almost eight years. Nepali climber, Nirmal Purja, who served in the British special forces,...

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    India hopes to gain control over Pakistan Kashmir

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 07:31pm on September 17, 2019

    India’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan belongs to India and that he expected India to gain physical...

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    Amnesty chief promises to keep raising concern about Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:22pm on September 17, 2019

    Amnesty International’s chief vowed Monday that the rights group would not be silenced on raising concerns about Kashmir despite what he called intimidation by Indian...

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    Crowd ransacks Hindu temple, school in Pakistan

    Reuters . Karachi | Updated at 12:34am on September 17, 2019

    A crowd in Pakistan ransacked a school and Hindu temple after a Hindu principal was accused of blasphemy, police said on Monday, the latest case...

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    Scream-filled nights in Kashmir

    Agence-France-Presse . India | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    The soldiers came after midnight, Abid Khan says, his hands trembling, one of around two dozen young men in just one part of Kashmir who...

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    Restore normal life in Kashmir: top Indian court

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 07:17pm on September 16, 2019

    India’s top court said on Monday the federal government should restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the...

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    39 go missing as boat capsizes in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:35pm on September 16, 2019

    Indian authorities were engaged in a major search and rescue operation Monday to find 39 people missing after their tour boat capsized in a fast-flowing...

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    Kathmandu battles dengue fever

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:17am on September 16, 2019

    For Prabina Maharjan, it started with a headache, which then turned into fever and body pain. When she finally turned up at the Sukraraj Tropical...

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    12 dead, dozens missing in India boat capsize

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:12am on September 16, 2019

    At least 12 people drowned and dozens were missing after a tour boat capsized on an Indian river Sunday, police and local media reports said,...