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    Maldives seeks foreign help to deal with IS fighters

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:08am on June 16, 2019

    The Maldives Saturday called for international help to rehabilitate up to 160 of its nationals languishing in Syrian detention camps after the defeat of the...

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    Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 02:00am on June 15, 2019

    More Indian cities need to implement heat action plans that include text-message alerts and cooling stations, to minimise deaths and illnesses related to rising temperatures,...

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    Saudi Arabia repatriates 5 Sri Lankans

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:55am on June 15, 2019

    Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and repatriated Friday, police said. Correcting...

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    Zardari’s sister arrested in Pakistan

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:29am on June 15, 2019

    Pakistan Peoples Party leader Faryal Talpur, the sister of former president Asif Zardari who was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau earlier this week, was...

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    Myanmar doctor’s licence revoked due to Facebook posts

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:27am on June 15, 2019

    A Myanmar model and doctor said she would appeal against a medical council decision to revoke her license for posting photos of herself on Facebook...

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    Maoist rebels kill 5 cops in India

    Reuters . Bhubaneswar | Updated at 01:26am on June 15, 2019

    Maoist rebels killed five policemen in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand on Friday, a senior police official said, the latest in a series of...

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    Pakistan should take action against terror before talks: Modi

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:51am on June 15, 2019

    In a stern message directed at Pakistan at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek on Friday, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi said...

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    Doctors in India go on strike

    Reuters . Kolkata/ New Delhi | Updated at 08:31pm on June 14, 2019

    Thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Friday to demand better security at hospitals days after junior doctors in the city of Kolkata...

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    Stranded Rohingyas linked to human trafficking: Thai police

    Reuters . Bangkok | Updated at 01:21am on June 14, 2019

    Thai police said on Thursday there is enough evidence to press human trafficking charges against the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya...

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    Winds, rains batter India as cyclone veers away

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad, India | Updated at 12:15am on June 14, 2019

    High winds and heavy rains pounded western India on Thursday as a major cyclone expected to hit the coast veered away instead into the Arabian...