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    India blows up luxury high-rises over environmental violations

    Agence France-Presse . Kochi, India | Updated at 01:27am on January 12, 2020

    Two luxury waterfront high-rises in southern India were reduced to rubble in controlled explosions Saturday in a rare example of authorities getting tough on builders...

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    Mamata asks Modi to withdraw CAA, NRC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:35am on January 12, 2020

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi met with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday evening amid protests against the amended citizenship act across the...

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    Suu Kyi visits China border state as Xi Jinping visit looms

    Agence France-Presse . Myitkyina, Myanmar | Updated at 01:29am on January 11, 2020

    Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi made a rare trip to a region bordering China days before president Xi Jinping is expected to push for...

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    India top court orders review of longest internet shutdown in Kashmir

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:02am on January 11, 2020

    India’s supreme court has asked the government to review the suspension of internet services in Indian-administered Kashmir within a week, reports BBConline on Friday. The...

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    EU spurns guided tour of Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2020

    The European Union refused to take part in a rare diplomatic visit to Indian Kashmir starting Thursday because they will not be allowed to meet...

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    Indian police open fire to clear strike protests

    Agence France-Presse . Kolkata | Updated at 02:11am on January 09, 2020

    Indian police fired live rounds Wednesday to break up a protest by strikers taking part in nationwide action against government economic policies, officials said.   The...

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    Nepal deports 122 Chinese nationals after cyber raid

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 02:01am on January 09, 2020

    Nepal on Wednesday deported 122 Chinese nationals who were arrested on suspicion of operating a large-scale cyber fraud operation in Kathmandu, officials said. Police made...

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    Blast kills four kids in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:09am on January 08, 2020

    Four children were killed and five injured alongside their teacher as an explosion hit while they collected firewood in an area of Myanmar’s Rakhine state...

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    Dozen hurt in fresh Indian student clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 01:07am on January 08, 2020

    At least a dozen people were injured Tuesday in fresh clashes between student groups loyal to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and opponents with the...

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    Indian court orders bus rapists hanged on January 22

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:59am on January 08, 2020

    An Indian court on Tuesday ordered the execution on January 22 of four men convicted of the infamous 2012 gang rape and murder of a...