South Asia

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    Pakistanis welcome Malala home, but visit shrouded in security

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:58pm on March 30, 2018

    Malala Yousafzai’s whereabouts in Pakistan were being kept a tightly-guarded secret Friday, one day after her emotional return more than five years after...

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    China says Earth-bound spacelab to offer 'splendid' show

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:35am on March 30, 2018

    An out-of-control space laboratory that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will...

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    Millions of Indian students face resits after questions leak

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 02:17am on March 30, 2018

    India on Thursday vowed to strengthen its online security after high school examination papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to...

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    Malala returns to Pakistan six years after shot by Taliban

    Reuters | Updated at 08:55am on March 29, 2018

    Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai returned to her native Pakistan on Thursday, six years after she was shot by Taliban gunmen over her...

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    Sri Lanka president cuts PM’s duties in power struggle

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:19am on March 29, 2018

    Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday reduced the responsibilities of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a power struggle worsened within their uneasy coalition....

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    Three killed in West Bengal

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on March 28, 2018

    Clashes in India between supporters of prime minister Narendra Modi’s party and those of an opposition party snowballed into Hindu-Muslim rioting, with three people killed...

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    UN chief hits out at Myanmar army chief

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:20am on March 28, 2018

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Monday criticised Myanmar’s army chief after he declared that the Muslim Rohingya had nothing in common with the country’s...

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    Police, politicians accused of joining Lanka’s anti-Muslim riots

    Reuters . Kandy | Updated at 11:54pm on March 25, 2018

    Police and politicians backed by the country’s former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka’s Kandy district this month, according to...

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    New data leak hits India’s national ID card database Aadhaar

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:40am on March 25, 2018

    India’s biometric ID programme, Aadhaar, has been hit by another major security lapse, allowing access to private information, business technology news web site ZDNet reported...

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    Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

    Reuters | Updated at 01:46pm on March 22, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the...