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    Rohingyas still in Myanmar trapped by new war

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 01:03am on August 25, 2019

    When Myanmar officials toured refugee camps in Bangladesh last month, inviting Rohingya Muslims who fled the country to return, they brought with them pamphlets adorned...

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    Arun Jaitley dies

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Former Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley, a key ally of prime minister Narendra Modi, died in hospital in New Delhi on Saturday aged 66, the...

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    Sri Lanka ends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:15am on August 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President...

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    Kashmiris protest amid curfew

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:09am on August 24, 2019

    An Indian soldier was killed by Pakistani forces on the Kashmir border, the military said Friday, as a tense lockdown in the region of seven...

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    Pakistan SC orders action against judge

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered disciplinary action against a judge who convicted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, effectively giving a boost to Sharif’s appeal...

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    Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts

    Reuters  . Yangon | Updated at 01:41am on August 23, 2019

    Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts...

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    India faces defiance in ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:14am on August 23, 2019

    Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call ‘Kashmir’s Gaza’ as a...

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    Everest region bans single-use plastic

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:55am on August 22, 2019

    Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said. In...

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    Kashmir separatists urge public march

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week, the first such...

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    More than 2,000 people displaced, 19 killed in Myanmar fighting

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 05:07pm on August 21, 2019

    More than 2,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes, and 19 have been killed, since fighting broke out between government troops and...