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    ‘Criminal candidates’ in India’s elections

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:30am on May 19, 2019

    India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has one unwanted lead in this month’s general election race — according to data from an electoral watchdog it is...

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    Last phase of Indian nat’l polls today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 12:26am on May 19, 2019

    The marathon Indian 17th national polls, the world’s largest democratic exercise, will come to an end today with holding polling in 59 parliamentary constituencies spread...

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    Uttar Pradesh: the key prize in India’s election

    Agence France-Presse . Varanasi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    If Uttar Pradesh were a country, it would be one of the world’s most populous. And this poverty-stricken northern melting pot of over 200 million...

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    Hero dog saves buried baby

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    An attentive dog in northeastern Thailand is being hailed as a hero after finding and saving an infant allegedly buried in a field by his...

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    SL marks war anniv with thousands still missing

    Agence France-Presse . Mullaittivu, Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Still reeling from the Easter terror attacks, Sri Lanka commemorates this weekend 10 years since the end of a bloody civil war that killed at...

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    Modi meditates as India mega polls near end

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 19, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi embarked on a spiritual break Saturday as India’s acrimonious marathon election wound to a close after almost seven weeks awash...

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    Modi takes no questions at first press confce

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:30am on May 18, 2019

    Narendra Modi left journalists disappointed on Friday as he refused to answer questions at what Indian media had billed as his first-ever press conference as...

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    HIV outbreak sparks panic at Pak village

    Agence France-Presse . Rato Dero | Updated at 01:29am on May 18, 2019

    Parents nervously watch as their children wait to be tested for HIV in a village in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have been allegedly...

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    New clashes hit Kolkata

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:54am on May 18, 2019

    Police made new arrests following clashes and poured thousands of security forces into the eastern city of Kolkata on Friday as tensions mounted ahead of...

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    Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalised mosques

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

    Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake...