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    8 killed in Kashmir gunbattle

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

    Two separate gun battles between rebels and government forces in restive Indian-administered Kashmir on Thursday left eight dead including six suspected rebels, police said.A firefight...

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    Don’t need BJP’s money: Mamata

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on May 17, 2019

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday Bengal does not need money from the BJP, it has enough resources to rebuild the Vidyasagar...

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    Soldiers patrol Kolkata after polls violence

    Reuters. Kolkata | Updated at 12:50pm on May 16, 2019

    Soldiers patrolled the centre of Kolkata, the capital of India’s West Bengal state, on Wednesday a day after rival political supporters clashed during campaigning for...

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    Arrests, new curfews in Sri Lanka after riots

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on May 16, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police arrested over 100 suspects and reimposed night curfews in violence-prone areas Wednesday after anti-Muslim riots left one man dead and caused extensive...

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    UN official urges aid access for Myanmar’s Rakhine state

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:52am on May 16, 2019

    A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers ‘predictable, sustained access’ to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced...

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    Kolkata clashes spark Indian election row

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:50am on May 16, 2019

    Clashes between followers of prime minister Narendra Modi and an opposition leader heightened tensions in the key Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday ahead of...

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    Cut off financial ties with Myanmar army

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on May 15, 2019

    The world must cut off financial and other support for Myanmar’s armed forces, a UN fact-finding mission said on Tuesday, repeating a call for top...

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    Anti-Muslim riots turn deadly in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:29am on May 15, 2019

    A Sri Lankan province north of the capital was under indefinite curfew Tuesday after the first death in anti-Muslim riots in the wake of the...

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    Warships and wives: debate in Indian election turns increasingly ugly

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    From jibes over the prime minister’s wife to criticism of the main opposition leader’s family holiday three decades ago, one trend stands out in this...

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    A third of Thailand’s appointed senators linked to military, police

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2019

    More than a third of Thailand’s newly appointed senators have military or police backgrounds, an official document showed on Tuesday, a sign the upper house...