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    India’s cabinet sends bill to parliament

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 04:39pm on December 04, 2019

    India’s cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, the first time that the country is...

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    Japanese doctor among six killed in Afghan attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 04:00pm on December 04, 2019

    A Japanese doctor whose long career was dedicated to helping some of Afghanistan’s poorest people was among six people killed Wednesday in an attack in...

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    At least six people killed in heavy rain in Sri Lanka

    Xinhua . Colombo | Updated at 12:18pm on December 04, 2019

    Over 15,000 people have been affected by heavy rains in Sri Lanka while six deaths have been reported, the Disaster Management Centre said on Wednesday...

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    Myanmar army shelling kills woman, two infants in Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:20am on December 04, 2019

    Shelling by Myanmar’s military killed a woman and two infants, and wounded six others in Rakhine State on Monday, according to residents and a lawmaker...

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    Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 09:57pm on December 03, 2019

    BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting ‘each and every’ infiltrator will...

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    Toxin-laced bubbles cause pollution hazard on Indian beach

    Agence-France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 10:59pm on December 02, 2019

    A menacing white foam covered one of India’s most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day Monday creating a new pollution hazard for...

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    India gangrape protests mount as schoolgirl killed

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 07:39pm on December 02, 2019

    Hundreds of Indian protesters took to the streets on Monday as public anger grew over the brutal gang-rape and murder of a female veterinary doctor,...

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    At least 123 die of dengue in Myanmar

    Xinhua . Yangon | Updated at 04:00pm on December 02, 2019

    The death toll of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever has surged to 123 across Myanmar in 11 months, said figures released by the ministry of health and...

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    At least 17 people buried alive due to wall collapse in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:23pm on December 02, 2019

    At least 17 people from four families in India were buried alive as they were sleeping on Monday when heavy rains caused a large wall...

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    Fury in India over new rape-murder case

    Agence France-Presse . Hyderabad | Updated at 12:07am on December 01, 2019

    Hundreds of people on Saturday laid siege to a police station where four men are being held over the latest gruesome rape-murder to shock India....