South Asia

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    Cyclone batters east India coastline

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 12:01pm on November 16, 2018

    Powerful winds felled trees, destroyed homes and forced thousands to flee to safety as Cyclone Gaja barrelled into India's eastern coast Friday. Winds packing up...

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    India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:51am on November 16, 2018

    Tens of thousands of rescue personnel were on standby and many more people were evacuated in southern India on Thursday as authorities braced for the...

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    Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on November 16, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out...

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    Rohingya crisis besieges Suu Kyi at Singapore summit

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:09am on November 16, 2018

    Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly...

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    Nepal’s first robot waiter is ready for orders

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    ‘Please enjoy your meal,’ says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The...

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    Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir: Afridi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir. Addressing a press meet in London, Afridi said that Pakistan is...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on November 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in...

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    Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Myanmar treatment of Rohingya

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:27am on November 15, 2018

    The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was ‘without excuse’, US vice president Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in...

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    Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 11:03am on November 14, 2018

    Sri Lanka's parliament will meet under tight security Wednesday, after the top court ruled its dissolution illegal and opened the door to a vote on...

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    SA countries for common regional policy to cut labour migration costs

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:45am on November 14, 2018

    Migration experts from South Asian countries Tuesday called upon the governments of the labour sending states in the region to unitedly adopt a common regional...