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    India charges Chidambaram with corruption

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    Indian police on Thursday charged a top opposition leader P Chidambaram with abuse of power in a multi-billion dollar scandal when he was finance minister....

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    Myanmar army made ‘systematic’ Rohingya crackdown plan: rights group

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:50pm on July 19, 2018

    Myanmar’s military engaged in ‘extensive and systematic’ preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said Thursday, in a damning new report...

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    Death toll from India building collapse hits nine

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:20pm on July 19, 2018

    The death toll from a collapsed apartment block outside Delhi rose to nine on Thursday as emergency workers pulled four more bodies from...

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    At least two dead in building collapse outside Indian capital

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:16pm on July 18, 2018

    At least two people were killed and more are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed onto a residential complex outside Delhi, officials said Wednesday....

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    India’s top court urges separate laws against mob killings

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:09am on July 18, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the government to enact laws separate to those against murder to act as a deterrent against lynchings, following a...

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    17 men rape 11-year-old over weeks in Chennai

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:29pm on July 17, 2018

    Indian police said Tuesday that 17 men have been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl over several weeks, in the country's latest horrific sexual...

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    India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:28am on July 17, 2018

    India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over...

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    India orders all Mother Teresa care homes inspected

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:29am on July 17, 2018

    India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over...

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    EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:16am on July 17, 2018

    EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it...

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    At least 16 killed in Pakistan traffic collision

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:16pm on July 16, 2018

    At least 16 people were killed when a truck crashed into a parked bus in southern Pakistan Monday, in the latest fatal collision on the...

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