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    Six suspects convicted in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts

    Associated Press | Updated at 03:07pm on June 16, 2017

    A court in Indian has convicted six people for involvement in an attack in Mumbai in 1993 in which powerful bombs packed in...

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    About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:15am on June 16, 2017

    The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war...

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    Four dead as suicide bomber strikes near Shiite mosque in Kabul

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:50am on June 16, 2017

    A suicide bomber struck outside a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul late Thursday night, killing four people...

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    India Darjeeling protesters clash with police

    Agence France-Presse . Darjeeling | Updated at 01:13am on June 16, 2017

    Protesters hurled petrol bombs as they clashed with police in eastern India’s hill resort of Darjeeling as tensions remained high Thursday, local officials said...

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    Myanmar urged to protect detained Rohingya children

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 01:02am on June 16, 2017

    Myanmar should guarantee the rights and medical care of children from the Rohingya Muslim minority detained in an army crackdown launched in October, a UN...

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    Tourists flee as Darjeeling troubles boil over

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 01:12am on June 13, 2017

    Thousands of tourists fled the Indian hill resort of Darjeeling on Monday after local activists demanding the creation of a new Indian state warned that...

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    Pakistani PM to appear before court

    Associated Press | Updated at 01:03pm on June 12, 2017

    A Pakistani official says the country’s prime minister will appear before a supreme court-appointed team investigating allegations against his...

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    Lanka makes first arrest over hate crimes against Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:58am on June 12, 2017

    Police in Sri Lanka have arrested a key figure from an extremist Buddhist organisation blamed for a series of hate crimes against Muslims that has...

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    Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on FB

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:54am on June 12, 2017

    A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time...

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    Three US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:35am on June 11, 2017

    Three US soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. An Afghan official said the deaths and...