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    India, Lanka seek closer military ties to counter China

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:30am on January 20, 2020

    Sri Lanka and India vowed to strengthen military ties and widen maritime links with neighbouring countries after security talks, the president’s office said Sunday, to...

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    Heavy snow hampers search for missing South Korean, Nepal trekkers

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:01am on January 20, 2020

    Heavy snow, chilling winds and poor visibility hampered the search Sunday for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular...

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    Voice call, SMS, 2G mobile internet restored in parts of J&K

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:32am on January 19, 2020

    Broadband internet and 2G mobile internet services have been restored in parts of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K principal secretary Rohit Kansal said while addressing media...

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    Water cannons used to block West Bengal BJP delegation

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on January 19, 2020

    Police in West Bengal used water cannons on Saturday to block a BJP delegation headed to Nandigram to spread awareness about citizenship policies that have...

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    China stands with Myanmar despite Rohingya genocide accusations

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw, Myanmar | Updated at 11:57pm on January 18, 2020

    China’s Xi Jinping doubled down on his support for fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday, signing dozens of infrastructure and trade deals...

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    South Koreans among seven missing in Himalayan avalanche

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 10:12pm on January 18, 2020

    Four South Koreans and three Nepalis are missing and about 200 people have been rescued after an avalanche hit trekkers on Annapurna, one of the...

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    Deadly kite strings kill 150 birds in India

    Agence France-Presse . Sanand, India | Updated at 10:05pm on January 18, 2020

    More than 150 birds have been killed by razor-sharp kite strings in an annual religious festival in western India that attracts millions of revellers. Volunteers...

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    Pak court jails dozens of Islamists

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:12am on January 18, 2020

    A Pakistani court has sentenced more than 80 Islamists to 55 years in prison each after protests linked to the 2018 acquittal of Asia Bibi,...

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    China’s Xi vows new era of Myanmar ties

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 01:03am on January 18, 2020

    Chinese president Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a ‘new era’ of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome Friday on a state visit...

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    Punjab passes resolution against CAA

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:33am on January 18, 2020

    The Congress-led Punjab government in India on Friday passed a resolution against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act in the state assembly, becoming the second state...