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    Group accused of gang raping, killing 8-year old girl plead not guilty

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:54pm on April 16, 2018

    Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and...

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    Boat with 70 Rohingya Muslims leaves Myanmar for Malaysia

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:24am on April 16, 2018

    A boat carrying 70 Rohingya Muslims set out for Malaysia from Myanmar this week, two sources and a rights group said, the latest to embark...

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    BJP MP Kuldeep held for rape as outrage mounts

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:30pm on April 15, 2018

    Indian police have made another arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, federal investigators...

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    Scepticism as Myanmar announces return of first Rohingya family

    Agence France-Presseaf | Updated at 12:50pm on April 15, 2018

    Myanmar has accepted what appears to be the first five among some 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled military-led violence against the...

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    Anger in India over two rapes puts government in bind

    Reuters | Updated at 06:22pm on April 13, 2018

    Mounting outrage over two rapes, one in the disputed region of Kashmir and another allegedly involving a lawmaker from prime minister Narendra Modi’s party, gripped...

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    Taliban kill 10 security forces in Afghan province of Herat

    Reuters | Updated at 03:18pm on April 13, 2018

    Taliban militants attacked Afghan security posts in the western province of Herat on Thursday, killing nine soldiers and one police officer...

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    Pakistan SC hands ex-PM Sharif lifetime ban

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on April 14, 2018

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court Friday banned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in elections for life, as his embattled ruling party prepares for nationwide polls...

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    Six ministers quit Lanka’s troubled govt

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:11am on April 13, 2018

    Six ministers quit Sri Lanka’s troubled coalition government, forcing prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to patch up his cabinet Thursday ahead of a wider reshuffle....

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    Modi to fast as politics gets gutsy

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 09:06pm on April 11, 2018

    India’s prime minister Narendra Modi will lead a day-long fast on Thursday in a tit-for-tat protest against the opposition, whose leaders were caught feasting moments...

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    7 Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:10pm on April 11, 2018

    Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail with hard labour for their part in the extrajudicial killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men last year,...