South Asia

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    Myanmar army warns against changing essence of constitution

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:33am on February 24, 2019

    Myanmar’s military Saturday said they would thwart attempts by leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party to alter the ‘essence’ of the country’s controversial constitution, putting...

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    India, Pakistan crank up war of words

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:15am on February 24, 2019

    Pakistan army chief General Qamar Bajwa, during a visit to the Line of Control on Friday, warned India against aggression, saying any misadventure would receive...

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    Fire at Indian airshow destroys hundreds of cars

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:43pm on February 23, 2019

    A fire at an airshow in India destroyed three hundred cars on Saturday, a senior fire official said, the latest accident to mar the government-run...

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    Bootleg liquor kills 84 in Assam, 200 hospitalised

    Reuters . Guwahati | Updated at 11:51am on February 23, 2019

    At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in...

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    Suu Kyi drops off UN agenda in Geneva next week

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:55am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a UN conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country’s de facto leader Aung...

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    Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

    Reuters . Ngapali Beach | Updated at 12:42am on February 23, 2019

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had ‘focused narrowly on...

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    Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:44pm on February 21, 2019

    Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally escaping...

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    UN, US for steps to defuse tensions

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on February 20, 2019

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a...

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    Modi breaks protocol to welcome Salman

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on February 20, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi broke with government protocol to personally welcome Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to New Delhi on Tuesday....

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    Indo-Pak row escalates, UN intervention sought

    Reuters . Islamabad/ Srinagar | Updated at 12:22am on February 20, 2019

    Prime minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday Pakistan would retaliate if India attacked in response to a bombing in the disputed Kashmir region, which India...

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