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    India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

    Agence France-Presse . Sriharikota, India | Updated at 06:54pm on July 22, 2019

    India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join an...

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    Taslima Nasreen gets one-year Indian residence permit

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:36am on July 22, 2019

    Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s residence permit has been extended for one year by the union home ministry, officials said on Sunday, reports The Times of...

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    US wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:30am on July 22, 2019

    The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base...

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    Four killed over witchcraft allegations in India

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    Four members of a family including two women were killed by fellow villagers in central India’s tribal heartland over allegations of witchcraft, authorities said Sunday....

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    Female suicide bomber kills eight in Pakistan

    Reuters . Pakistan | Updated at 01:46pm on July 21, 2019

    A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on...

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    Pakistan announces religious school reform

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:45am on July 21, 2019

    Pakistan on Friday said it has agreed with the country’s clergy to introduce reforms in madrassah religious schools to bring them in line with conventional...

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    India introduces trans rights bill

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    India’s government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament after criticism from the country’s vibrant transgender community, who said...

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    Mahathir calls for party unity

    Reuters . Port Dickson | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to infighting, as...

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    Monsoon floods kill dozens, displace millions in India

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:49am on July 20, 2019

    Millions have been stranded or displaced as devastating floods continue to ravage large parts of India and Nepal, reports BBC online. In India, the eastern...

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    Cow vigilantes kill 3 in India

    Agence France-Presse . Patna | Updated at 12:47am on July 20, 2019

    A mob in an Indian village beat to death three men suspected of stealing cattle Friday in a new ‘cow vigilante’ attack reported by police...