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    Stranded Rohingya rescued by Indonesian fishermen

    Agence France-Presse . Banda Aceh | Updated at 01:00am on April 07, 2018

    Five Rohingya stranded at sea for almost three weeks have been rescued by Indonesian fishermen but several others died during the harrowing ordeal, officials said...

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    Zuma says he is innocent

    Reuters . Durban | Updated at 12:30am on April 07, 2018

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Friday to face corruption charges relating to a $2.5 billion arms deal, later telling a...

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    Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years for killing antelopes

    Agence France-Presse . Jodhpur | Updated at 12:05am on April 06, 2018

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was sentenced to five years prison on Thursday by an Indian court for killing endangered wildlife nearly two decades ago...

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    Afghan air strike against Taliban causes dozens of casualties -officials

    Reuters | Updated at 12:59pm on April 03, 2018

    An Afghan forces air strike on a suspected Taliban gathering in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday caused dozens of casualties, including many civilians,...

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    Seven reported killed in massive India caste protests

    Reuters | Updated at 09:58am on April 03, 2018

    At least seven people were killed on Monday as protesters led by India’s Dalits set fire to police posts and blocked railway tracks after the...

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    Low-caste Dalit protests in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:17am on April 03, 2018

    Street battles and widespread protests by Indian low-caste groups enraged by what they consider the undermining of a law protecting their safety left at least...

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    10 dead as building struck by car collapses in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:33am on April 02, 2018

    Ten people have died after a car crashed into a dilapidated building in central India and brought down the near century-old structure, burying them beneath...

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    Nepali Sherpa aims for record 22nd Everest summit

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:38pm on April 01, 2018

    A Nepali Sherpa is hoping to summit Mount Everest for a record-breaking 22nd time next month, during the busy climbing season that each year sees...

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    Hotel collapse in Indore kills 10, two injured

    Reuters | Updated at 12:31pm on April 01, 2018

    Ten people were killed and two were injured when a four-storey hotel collapsed in a crowded part of the central Indian city of Indore late...

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    Nobel winner Malala visits hometown in Pakistan for first time since shooting

    Reuters | Updated at 11:51am on March 31, 2018

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visited her hometown in Pakistan’s Swat Valley on Saturday for the first time since she was shot by a...