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    Pakistan will not attend tobacco conference in India

    Reuters . Islamabad/ New Delhi | Updated at 12:52am on November 05, 2016

    Pakistan will not attend a global tobacco control conference in India next week, a minister said on Friday, the latest fallout of strained diplomatic ties...

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    Myanmar not trying to hide anything in Rakhine: Suu Kyi

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:49am on November 05, 2016

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday investigations were underway into the situation in Rakhine State, where many members of a Muslim minority...

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    Pakistan to deport green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’

    Reuters | Updated at 06:09pm on November 04, 2016

    A Pakistani judge on Friday ordered the deportation of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed ‘Afghan Girl’ whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of...

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    Myanmar's Suu Kyi says situation in Rakhine State being investigated

    Reuters | Updated at 02:23pm on November 04, 2016

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday investigations were underway into the situation in Rakhine State, where many members of a Muslim minority...

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    NDTV India ordered to go off air for a day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04pm on November 04, 2016

    The Indian ministry of information and broadcasting on Thursday ordered NDTV India to go off air for 24 hours for allegedly breaching broadcast norms in...

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    Pakistan accuses eight Indian diplomats of espionage, terrorism

    Reuters | Updated at 04:21pm on November 03, 2016

    Pakistan on Thursday named eight Indian diplomats it accuses of espionage and terrorism, as tensions mounted between the nuclear-armed rivals following days of...

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    Train accident kills 19 in Karachi

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:50pm on November 03, 2016

    A passenger train crashed into the back end of another in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and...

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    Asian MPs urge probe of reported abuses

    Reuters . Sittwe | Updated at 12:58am on November 03, 2016

    Parliamentarians from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) urged Myanmar on Wednesday to probe reports of human rights abuses in Rakhine state as top...

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    Kashmir schools shut down after deadly shelling

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:47am on November 03, 2016

    Hundreds of schools were ordered to close indefinitely in Kashmir Wednesday after shelling by Indian and Pakistani troops in the disputed region killed 14 civilians...

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    Pakistan denies bail to National Geographic's 'Afghan Girl'

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:31pm on November 02, 2016

    A Pakistani prosecutor says a court has dismissed a bail plea from National Geographic's famed green-eyed 'Afghan Girl,' arrested a week ago over allegedly forged...

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