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    Peasants march 180km for debt waiver, fair pay

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:05pm on March 11, 2018

    At least 35,000 farmers in Indian state of Maharashtra reached Mumbai on Sunday after marching about 180 km in the blazing sun over the last...

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    18 Afghan soldiers killed fighting in western province

    Reuters | Updated at 10:10am on March 11, 2018

    As many as 18 Afghan soldiers and members of the special forces have been killed in fighting in the western province of Farah, local officials...

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    Sri Lanka probes anti-Muslim riot

    Reuters . Kandy | Updated at 01:42am on March 11, 2018

    Sri Lankan police said on Friday they were investigating whether 10 suspected ringleaders of a wave of attacks on Muslims by Sinhalese Buddhists had outside...

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    India SC permits passive euthanasia

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:05am on March 10, 2018

    Individuals have a right to die with dignity, India’s Supreme Court said on Friday in a landmark verdict that permits the removal of life-support systems...

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    Sri Lanka arrests 10 for anti-Muslim violence

    Reuters . Kandy | Updated at 12:05am on March 10, 2018

    Police in Sri Lanka said on Thursday it had arrested the suspected leader and nine others suspects behind a wave of anti-Muslim attacks by Sinhalese...

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    UN calls for referring Myanmar to ICC

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on March 10, 2018

    The top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for alleged atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar to be referred to...

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    India’s top court upholds passive euthanasia with guidelines

    Reuters | Updated at 12:02pm on March 09, 2018

    India’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that individuals had a right to die with dignity, allowing passive euthanasia with guidelines...

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    Indonesia univs ban niqab

    Agence France-Presse . Yogyakarta | Updated at 12:26am on March 09, 2018

    A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities is pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils - with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance - as concerns...

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    Mosque, shops attacked again

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 09, 2018

    Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence...

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    UN for expediting criminal proceedings in courts against Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:22pm on March 07, 2018

    The UN Human Rights Council has decided to ask the general assembly to establish a new independent and impartial mechanism to...