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    3 killed in fresh political violence in West Bengal

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:30am on June 12, 2019

    Three people died in fresh political violence between members of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party and a local rival in restive West Bengal...

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    4 passengers die in ‘unbearable’ heat on Indian train

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:30am on June 12, 2019

    Four people died in ‘unbearable’ heat while travelling by train in northern India, which has been in the grip of a heatwave for two weeks,...

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    11-day physical remand of Zardari granted

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on June 12, 2019

    An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday granted the National Accountability Bureau 11-day physical remand of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman Asif Ali...

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    Jail sought for ex-UN official convicted of child abuse in Nepal

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:10am on June 12, 2019

    Nepali prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek a 13-year jail term for a former United Nations official from Canada found guilty of sexually abusing two...

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    Zardari arrested on graft charges

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 06:38pm on June 10, 2019

    Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on corruption charges on Monday in a blow to the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party over what media...

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    Indian court gives life term to three men for child rape, murder

    Reuters. Pathankot, India | Updated at 04:29pm on June 10, 2019

    An Indian court on Monday sentenced three men to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir...

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    Sri Lanka MPs clash with president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:10am on June 10, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s parliament warned president Maithripala Sirisena not to scuttle a controversial investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, the Speaker’s office said...

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    Nepal faces mountainous challenge identifying Everest bodies

    Agence-France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:05am on June 10, 2019

    The bodies of four climbers who failed their Everest challenge and left little clue as to their identity have thrown up a new challenge for...

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    Nepal faces challenge identifying Everest bodies

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 04:22pm on June 09, 2019

    The bodies of four climbers who failed their Everest challenge and left little clue as to their identity have thrown up a new challenge for...

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    Imran Khan offers talks with India

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:16am on June 09, 2019

    Pakistan on Friday renewed its offer to hold dialogue with India to resolve contentious issues, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and terrorism, to restore...

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