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    Twitter CEO criticised for no mention of Rohingya plight in Myanmar tweets

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 12:29am on December 11, 2018

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning...

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    Taj Mahal ticket price hiked fivefold for Indians

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Authorities have hiked fivefold ticket prices for Indian visitors to the Taj Mahal, in the latest attempt to lower tourist numbers and reduce damage at...

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    Thousands throng funeral for ‘youngest’ rebel killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Thousands of mourners thronged the funeral on Monday of a 14-year-old rebel shot dead by Indian troops in Kashmir, the youngest-ever fighter killed in the...

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    State elections could halt Modi’s winning streak

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is staring at election losses in big heartland states, polls show, suggesting that farm distress and a lack of jobs...

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    Historian Mushirul Hasan no more

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:02pm on December 10, 2018

    Indian historian Mushirul Hasan, who worked extensively on partition of the Indian sub-continent, passed away on Monday. He was 69. Mushirul was the vice-chancellor of...

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    S Asian women migrants in distress abroad

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Marrakesh, Morocco | Updated at 12:39am on December 10, 2018

    Bangladeshi civil society members and migrant rights activists on Saturday called for taking collaborative steps by South Asian sending countries to protect their female domestic...

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    Thousands rally in Delhi for Ram temple at Ayodhya

    Reuters. New Delhi | Updated at 02:25pm on December 09, 2018

    Thousands of Hindu monks and activists linked to prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party gathered in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday to...

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    Facebook to check Indian political ads

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Indian advertisers wanting to run political ads on Facebook will have to confirm their identity and location to help prevent abuse of the system in...

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    Huawei arrest a 'despicable rogue' action: Chinese media

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:10am on December 07, 2018

    Chinese state-run media on Friday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US extradition request as a...

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    Pakistan army warns Pashtun activist group

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    Pakistan’s powerful military on Thursday warned a peaceful nationwide civil rights movement which accuses it of abuses that it will use force against them if...