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    Rahul Gandhi rebuked for ‘misogynistic’ remarks against defence minister

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 11, 2019

    Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has come under fire for ‘misogynistic’ remarks when he asked prime minister Narendra Modi to ‘be a man’ and not...

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    Sabarimala ban breaching women unable to return home after threats

    Reuters . Kochi, New Delhi | Updated at 08:41pm on January 10, 2019

    Two women who made history by becoming the first in centuries to enter a hill temple in southern India are in hiding after threats by...

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    Taliban kill more than 30

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 06:25pm on January 10, 2019

    The Taliban launched a series of attacks on security checkpoints in four Afghan provinces early on Thursday, killing 32 members of the security forces and...

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    UN chief in Myanmar concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2019

    The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the...

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    Amnesty slams India for deporting Rohingya to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:47am on January 09, 2019

    Amnesty International on Monday accused India of disregarding international law after a Rohingya family was deported to Myanmar where the military is accused of genocide...

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    India pass contentious citizenship bill that excludes Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:57am on January 09, 2019

    India’s lower house passed on Tuesday legislation that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but not Muslims, sparking protests in the country’s...

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    India’s top court reinstates sacked police chief

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 09, 2019

    India’s top court Tuesday reinstated the country’s chief federal police investigator, whose sacking by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government sparked accusations of political overreach. The...

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    Sporadic violence in nationwide Indian strike

    Agence-France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 12:00am on January 09, 2019

    Police clashed with stone-throwing protestors in Kolkata on Tuesday, authorities said, as tens of millions of Indians staged a 48-hour nationwide strike months before prime...

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    China must act to stem Myanmar’s runaway meth trade

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 08:42pm on January 08, 2019

    China should rein in the methamphetamine-producing militias under its influence in eastern Myanmar and stem the flow of precursor chemicals fuelling the multi-billion-dollar drug trade,...

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    India says non-Muslim migrants have nowhere to go, should get citizenship

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 08:34pm on January 08, 2019

    India wants to give citizenship to immigrants belonging to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, including Pakistan, because they have nowhere go except India,...