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    Global brand to pay out for worker safety in B’desh

    Reuters. Chennai | Updated at 12:05am on January 23, 2018

    In a victory for labour unions, a global clothing brand has agreed to pay $2.3 million to meet fire and building safety regulations in 150...

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    No one can touch a woman without her consent: Delhi court

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:05am on January 22, 2018

    No one can touch a woman without her consent, a Delhi court said and termed it unfortunate that women continue to be victimised by ‘lecherous...

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    President Kovind gives nod to disqualify 20 AAP legislators

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:27pm on January 21, 2018

    Indian president Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the recommendation of the country’s Election Commission to disqualify 20 lawmakers of Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party, reports...

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    Gunmen kill 30 at Kabul hotel

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 01:35am on January 22, 2018

    Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabul›s Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and...

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    Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel

    Reuters | Updated at 09:10am on January 21, 2018

    Gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building in the Afghan capital caught fire and...

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    At least 17 killed in New Delhi factory fire

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 08:57am on January 21, 2018

    At least 17 workers were killed Saturday in a fire at a factory on the outskirts of India's capital, officials said...

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    Four killed as India, Pakistan trade fire on Kashmir border

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:23am on January 21, 2018

    Tensions escalated in Kashmir Saturday as a soldier and three civilians were killed in cross-border firing by the Indian and Pakistani armies, officials from the...

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    Lanka president takes charge of economy as coalition rift widens

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:20am on January 21, 2018

    Sri Lanka’s president announced Saturday that he would take control of the island’s economy from the prime minister, as relations worsen between the ruling party...

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    Pakistan police ‘killed wrong child murder suspect’

    BBC | Updated at 08:47pm on January 19, 2018

    Pakistani officials say they will investigate allegations police carried out an extrajudicial killing of a man wrongly accused of murdering a child...

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    3 women killed in Indo-Pak border firing

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 01:01am on January 19, 2018

    Three female civilians and a soldier have been killed in cross-border firing by the Indian and Pakistani armies, officials said Thursday, taking the death toll...