South Asia

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    Imran Khan’s party gains ground in Pakistan pre-election polls

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:18am on July 05, 2018

    The Pakistani opposition party led by former cricket star Imran Khan is gaining ground in opinion polls ahead of a July 25 general election, with...

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    Five more beaten to death in India lynchings

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:27am on July 03, 2018

    Indian police said Monday they have arrested 23 people after five men were bludgeoned to death by a crazed mob in yet another horrific lynching...

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    19 dead in Afghan suicide attack

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 11:56pm on July 01, 2018

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in a city in eastern Afghanistan where president Ashraf Ghani was visiting, killing at least 19 people, many of...

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    44 Killed in bus accident in India’s Uttarakhand

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:51pm on July 01, 2018

    At least forty-four passengers were killed after their bus fell into a gorge in Paudi Garhwal of Uttarakhand in India Sunday morning. Three are critically...

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    11 members of a family found hanging in Delhi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:26am on July 01, 2018

    In a shocking incident, bodies of eleven members of a family were found at a house in Delhi's Burari area early on Sunday morning, reports...

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    Secret UN-Myanmar deal on Rohingya offers no guarantees on citizenship

    Reuters | Updated at 12:38pm on June 30, 2018

        Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar will have no explicit guarantees of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country, under a secret agreement between...

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    Myanmar transit camps sit empty as Rohingya fear return

    Agence France-Presse . Maungdaw | Updated at 11:30pm on June 23, 2018

    The transit camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it lies...

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    Indian state cuts internet after three new lynchings

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:12am on June 30, 2018

    Authorities in north-eastern India have cut internet access after crazed mobs beat three people to death in the latest cases of lynchings sparked by false...

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    Nasheed pulls out of Maldives election

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2018

    The exiled former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, withdrew on Friday his candidacy for September’s contentious elections against incumbent Abdulla Yameen who has jailed...

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    Half of South Asia living in vulnerable climate hotspots: WB

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 11:53pm on June 28, 2018

    Changes in temperature and rainfall will impact almost half of South Asia in the coming decades, reducing economic growth in one of the world’s poorest...