South Asia

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    Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 05:18pm on February 18, 2019

    Pregnant, desperate, and poor, Pakistani mother Zameena faced a stark choice: risk her life by having a secret abortion, or risk her life bearing her...

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    India pulls down Imran Khan portraits

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:54pm on February 18, 2019

    Cricket stadiums around India have taken down portraits of Pakistan’s former captain-turned-Prime Minister Imran Khan amid protests over...

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    India kills two ‘masterminds’ of Kashmir bombing

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 03:47pm on February 18, 2019

    Indian security forces on Monday killed two suspected organisers of a deadly suicide bombing in the disputed region of Kashmir that has fuelled tension between...

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    9 dead in new Kashmir battle

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2019

    Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a battle with Kashmir militants that left nine dead, officials said, just days after a major suicide bomb...

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    Indian priest jailed for 20yrs

    Agence France-Presse . Kochi, India | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2019

    An Indian court has convicted a senior Catholic priest of raping a minor and sentenced him to 20 years in jail, the latest sexual assault...

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    War kills over 100,000 babies a year: Save the Children

    Agence France-Presse . Munich | Updated at 01:07am on February 16, 2019

    At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said...

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    Myanmar court sentences two to death for Muslim lawyer’s murder

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:06am on February 16, 2019

    Two people were sentenced to death by a Myanmar court Friday for the murder of a Muslim lawyer and Aung San Suu Kyi advisor, after...

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    EU releases €24mn for Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 09:45pm on February 15, 2019

    The European Commission of the European Union has released an additional €24 million in humanitarian aid for vulnerable Rohingyas and host communities living in Cox's...

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    Myanmar army chief denies systematic persecution of Rohingyas

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    Myanmar’s army chief, who is facing international calls that he be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, has denied any systematic army persecution...

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    Myanmar new parties challenge Suu Kyi’s grip on power

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:00am on February 15, 2019

    New political groups are emerging to contest Myanmar’s next election in 2020, aiming to challenge the hegemony of national civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi...