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    US troop withdrawal ‘step forward’ in Afghan peace effort: Pakistan

    Agence-France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2018

    Pakistan on Saturday welcomed president Donald Trump’s decision to slash US troop numbers in Afghanistan, calling it a step towards peace in the war-torn nation.The...

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    Protesters block women going to flashpoint India temple

    Agence-France-Presse . India | Updated at 12:00am on December 24, 2018

    Hundreds of devotees on Sunday blocked a path leading to one of the holiest Hindu temples in southern India to stop a group of women...

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    23 dead in Nepal school bus crash

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 11:26am on December 22, 2018

    Twenty-three people died in western Nepal when a bus carrying school students and teachers back from a botanical field trip plunged into a gorge, police...

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    Fear grips ‘stateless’ millions in Assam

    Agence France-Presse . Karaibil, India | Updated at 01:30am on December 22, 2018

    Indian farmer Nur Mohammed can barely sleep for worrying that his wife might soon be made stateless, put in a detention camp and deported....

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    Myanmar army pauses operations in north in rare conciliatory action

    Reuters | Updated at 12:25am on December 22, 2018

    The Myanmar military on Friday announced a more than four-month cessation of its activities in northern areas where it is fighting ethnic minority insurgents, in...

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    Fear grips ‘stateless’ millions in Inida's Assam

    Agence France-Presse . Karaibil | Updated at 12:10pm on December 21, 2018

    Indian farmer Nur Mohammed can barely sleep for worrying that his wife might soon be made stateless, put in a detention camp and deported. She...

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    Indian farmers get $9b loan relief ahead of elections

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:14am on December 21, 2018

    Three newly elected Indian state governments have waived up to $8.6 billion in farm loans in a bid by Rahul Gandhi’s main opposition Congress party...

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    Myanmar forces conduct operations after 2 killed in Rakhine state

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:46am on December 21, 2018

    Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of ‘clearance operations’ in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief’s office...

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    Myanmar unwilling to probe crimes against Rohingya: HRW

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:33pm on December 20, 2018

    Human Rights Watch has said Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because what it says Myanmar is clearly unwilling...

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    Indian journalist jailed after Modi Facebook post

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on December 20, 2018

    An Indian journalist has been jailed for a year after he criticised prime minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, in the latest example of what critics...

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