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    Election campaign begins in Myanmar amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon, Myanmar | Updated at 12:31pm on September 08, 2020

    Myanmar’s election campaign began Tuesday with Aung San Suu Kyi’s party tipped for victory, with the Nobel laureate much loved at home despite her reputation...

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    India becomes 2nd worst-hit country by Covid-19

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:38am on September 08, 2020

    India overtook Brazil on Monday as the country with the second highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, even as key metro train lines re-opened as...

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    India overtakes Brazil with second-highest virus cases

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:36am on September 07, 2020

    India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst affected country in terms of coronavirus cases behind the United States, according to an AFP tally....

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    Charlie Hebdo protests grow across Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 02:02am on September 05, 2020

    Thousands of Islamist protesters rallied in anti-France demonstrations across Pakistan on Friday as anger swelled over a French magazine’s decision to republish cartoons of the...

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    Talks can resolve border row with China: Indian army chief

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:53am on September 05, 2020

    India’s army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday he was confident the ongoing border stand-off with China could be resolved through talks, even...

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    Govt frees more Taliban prisoners

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:02am on September 05, 2020

    The Afghan government said Thursday it had released 400 Taliban prisoners under an exchange deal with the militants, except for ‘a few’ opposed by foreign...

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    Facebook bans India ruling party politician over hate speech

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:54am on September 04, 2020

    Facebook has banned an outspoken right-wing Indian politician for spreading hate speech about Muslims as the social media giant battles accusations of bias over its...

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    Pakistan backlash grows over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

    Agence France-Presse . Muzaffarabad | Updated at 02:02am on September 04, 2020

    Anti-France demonstrators rallied Thursday in Pakistan and the foreign minister lodged a diplomatic complaint as the backlash grew against a French magazine republishing cartoons of...

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    Nepal police clash with devotees defying virus ban for festival

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 02:01am on September 04, 2020

    Nepali police on Thursday fired tear gas and water cannon to halt a chariot festival that drew hundreds of Hindus and Buddhists onto the streets...

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    Rohingya arrested at sea shunted back to Myanmar camps

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:39am on September 04, 2020

    Myanmar has returned dozens of Rohingya to camps in conflict-wracked Rakhine state, officials said Thursday, after arresting them at sea as they tried to flee...

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