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    PIA plane crashes with 47 passengers

    Reuters | Updated at 06:09pm on December 07, 2016

    A Pakistan International Airlines plane with 47 people on board has crashed after taking off from the northern city of Chitral on...

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    Mass grief as Jayalalithaa buried

    Agence France-Presse . Chennai | Updated at 01:04am on December 07, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of mourners paid an emotional final farewell Tuesday to Indian politician Jayalalithaa Jayaram as the former movie star who enjoyed god-like status...

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    PM to start honouring martyred Indian soldiers: FM

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:37am on December 07, 2016

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina would start honouring about 1,700 Indian soldiers, who were martyred in the 1971 War of Independence, during her forthcoming visit to...

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    EU for peace, reconciliation in Rakhine State

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:32am on December 07, 2016

    The European Union on Wednesday stressed the need for establishment of peace and national reconciliation preventing applying disproportionate force by the armed forces and addressing...

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    Thousands mourn Jayalalitha

    BBC | Updated at 01:13pm on December 06, 2016

    Thousands of mourners are flocking to pay their respects to J Jayalalitha, one of India’s most influential and colourful...

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    India's Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalithaa in critical condition 

    Associated Press | Updated at 07:57pm on December 05, 2016

    The popular leader of India's southern Tamil Nadu state was in critical condition after undergoing surgery Monday hours after suffering a heart attack, the hospital...

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    Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

    BBC | Updated at 11:06am on December 05, 2016

    Large crowds are gathering outside a Chennai hospital after one of India's most popular and powerful politicians, J Jayalalitha, suffered...

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    Fire in hotel kills 11 in Pakistan

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:56am on December 05, 2016

    A massive fire swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least 11 people, officials said. More...

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    Traffickers make money out of Rohingyas’ woes

    Emran Hossain and Nurul Islam . Teknaf | Updated at 12:30am on December 05, 2016

    Humna traffickers are making fortune as Rohingyas fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar continue to enter Bangladesh paying the traffickers Tk 1,000-7,000 for each...

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    Rohingya crises resolution: Involve China, India, UN: Experts

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:11am on December 05, 2016

    A political solution, involving India, China, Thailand, Malaysia and the United Nations, to protracted Rohingya crises in Myanmar is essential for long-term regional stability, experts...