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    Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 20, 2019

    An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country’s national election.Pawan Kumar became confused by...

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    India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on April 20, 2019

    India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer...

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    Maldives repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 01:19am on April 19, 2019

    The Maldives has cancelled a 2015 law that allowed foreigners to own land in the tropical islands, a move the government said addressed concerns about...

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    Rakhine rebels say ‘no peace by prayer’ in battle with Myanmar army

    Agence France-Presse . Panghsang, Myanmar | Updated at 12:25am on April 19, 2019

    Rakhine rebels locked in a vicious fight with Myanmar’s army will not ‘get peace by praying’, its commander said as he vowed his forces will...

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    Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan

    Agence-France-Presse . Pakistan | Updated at 12:18am on April 19, 2019

    Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan’s Balochistan, officials said Thursday, in the latest attack claimed by...

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    Violence, protests mark India polls

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:55pm on April 18, 2019

    Millions of voters across India cast ballots in the second round of the world’s biggest election Thursday amid violence and protests that highlighted the intensity...

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    India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:37am on April 18, 2019

    Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was...

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    Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:34am on April 17, 2019

    India’s election watchdog on Monday banned four outspoken politicians, including two top members of prime minister Narendra Modi’s party, from campaigning in the country’s national...

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    SC issues notice to Rahul over remarks against Modi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks against the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi over the...

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    Modi says India undermined Pakistan nuclear threat

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on April 16, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that India had called Pakistan’s nuclear bluff in recent cross-border air strikes that almost triggered a new war...