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    Nawaz Sharif gets bail on medical grounds

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 11:36pm on March 26, 2019

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to release jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on bail for six weeks to receive medical treatment but said...

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    Imran fears conflict risk while India in election mode

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 11:27pm on March 26, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said he feared another security incident with India, after the two nuclear-armed countries engaged in a dangerous escalation that fuelled...

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    Congress urges delay to Modi biopic as election looms

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 27, 2019

    India’s main opposition Congress party has petitioned election officials to delay the release of a flattering new biopic about prime minister Narendra Modi until after...

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    Myanmar’s SC hears Reuters reporters’ appeal in official secrets case

    Reuters . Naypyitaw | Updated at 01:32pm on March 26, 2019

    Myanmar’s Supreme Court heard the appeal on Tuesday of two Reuters journalists imprisoned for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law, in a case that has...

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    China votes against Lee’s UN job extension

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:48am on March 24, 2019

    China on Friday voted against renewal of appointment of Yanghee Lee as the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar....

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    UN draws up plans

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on March 24, 2019

    The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters...

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    Congress struggles to build alliance

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:53am on March 23, 2019

    India’s Congress party is struggling to forge an opposition alliance to fight a looming election having been rebuffed in the biggest state, Uttar Pradesh, regional...

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    Six killed in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as army battles rebels

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 06:33pm on March 22, 2019

    Six villagers were killed and five injured in Myanmar’s Rakhine state amid clashes between government troops and ethnic Rakhine rebels, a lawmaker...

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    Rakhine HR violations investigation remain absent: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:02am on March 21, 2019

    United Nations high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet has said that investigations into allegations of grave human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remain...

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    Mayawati won’t contest election

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:28am on March 21, 2019

    The Ministry of Public Administration on Wednesday issued a notice on the 37th Bangladesh Civil Service examinations, appointing a total of One of India’s best-known...

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