South Asia

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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...

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    Myanmar’s president resigns

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:06am on March 22, 2018

    Myanmar’s civilian president Htin Kyaw resigned due to ill health on Wednesday and is expected to be replaced by a close ally of de-facto leader...

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    Myanmar's president resigns ‘to take rest from duties’

    Reuters | Updated at 11:15am on March 21, 2018

    Myanmar's civilian president, Htin Kyaw, has resigned with immediate effect ‘in order to take rest from the current duties and responsibilities’, his office said in...

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    Myanmar worst performing country for aid access: ACAPS

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:16am on March 21, 2018

    Myanmar tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the...

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    Maldives to lift state of emergency

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 21, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen will lift a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday and the government will bring bribery charges against former leader Maumoon Abdul...

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    Myanmar is worst-performing country for aid access, as Rohingya refugees face monsoon threats

    Reuters | Updated at 01:13pm on March 20, 2018

    Myanmar tops a list of countries where the ability of aid groups to reach people in need has worsened in the past six months, the...

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