South Asia

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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...

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    Nepal attempts record with a Dead Sea of plastic bags

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:07am on December 06, 2018

    Young Nepalis created a map of the Dead Sea with used plastic bags Wednesday in a bid to set a new international record and raise...

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    India drains lake after discovery of HIV-infected body

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 07:45pm on December 05, 2018

    Indian authorities are pumping water out of a sprawling southern lake to assuage villagers' fears it was contaminated after the discovery of the body of...

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    Pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most...

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    Lanka’s ousted PM likens president to Hitler

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s toppled premier likened the president to Hitler on Tuesday as he demanded to be reinstated, almost six weeks into a paralysing political crisis...

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    Pak aid group clampdown could hit 11m people: diplomats

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    Pakistan’s expulsion of 18 international aid agencies will hurt 11 million aid recipients in a South Asian nation grappling with perilously low standards of education...

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    Myanmar minister says Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ to ‘march’ on country

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 07:00pm on December 04, 2018

    Myanmar’s minister for religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighbouring Bangladesh are being ‘brainwashed’ into ‘marching’ on the Buddhist-majority nation, amid a...

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    Sri Lanka court denies Rajapakse authority to act as PM

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:23am on December 04, 2018

    A court in Sri Lanka suspended Mahinda Rajapakse’s powers as prime minister on Monday and ruled his disputed cabinet could not govern the strife-torn island...