South Asia

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    Japan finance minister returns year’s salary over scandal

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 02:29pm on June 04, 2018

    Japan’s finance minister Taro Aso said Monday he was returning a year’s salary after his ministry scrubbed public documents related to...

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    Suicide bomber kills at least eight near Kabul gathering of clerics

    Reuters | Updated at 01:08pm on June 04, 2018

    A suicide bomber on Monday killed at least eight people near Muslim clerics leaving a giant tent in the Afghan capital of Kabul where they...

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    Modi’s popularity wanes in rural India ahead of polls

    Reuters . Kairana, India | Updated at 12:09am on June 04, 2018

    Indian farmers voted overwhelmingly for prime minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 general election that swept him to power. He cannot count on them doing...

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    Pakistan hands over power to caretaker govt

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2018

    Pakistan’s civilian government completed its term Friday for only the second time in the country’s history, with a caretaker administration to take over ahead of...

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    UN, Myanmar agree outline

    Reuters . Geneva/Yangon | Updated at 01:20am on June 01, 2018

    The United Nations said on Thursday it had struck a deal with Myanmar aimed at eventually allowing hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims sheltering in...

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    Militants kill one in attack on interior ministry in Kabul

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:30pm on May 30, 2018

    Militants launched a gun and bomb attack on the interior ministry in Kabul Wednesday, killing a policeman in the latest chilling demonstration of their ability...

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    Storms kill 47 as India temperatures mount

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:46pm on May 29, 2018

    Fierce storms which swept across northern India have killed at least 47, taking the death toll from freak weather over the past month to several...

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    Pakistan appoints ex-chief justice as caretaker PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:45pm on May 28, 2018

    Pakistan’s ruling and opposition parties on Monday announced the appointment of a former Supreme Court chief justice as caretaker prime minister. The selection of Nasir...

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    Dhaka turns down Myanmar’s claim on Rohingya return

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on May 29, 2018

    The Myanmar government claimed that it started receiving Rohingyas from ‘camps’ what the Bangladesh authorities described as a misinformation drive....

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    Imran Khan eyes victory in Pakistan election

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:15am on May 28, 2018

    Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party vowed Sunday to oust the country’s ‘corrupt’ rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on...