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    Bihar govt takes over children's shelters after finding abuse

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 06:49pm on September 03, 2018

    Government authorities will take over all shelters in India's northern state of Bihar after an audit found that children were being verbally, physically and sexually...

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    Myanmar army apologises for ‘mistaken’ photos in book

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 11:50pm on September 03, 2018

    The Myanmar military issued a rare apology on Monday, acknowledging that two photographs it published in a book on the crisis over the Rohingya Muslim...

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    India's billion-dollar battle to build the world's biggest statue

    Agence France-Presse . Sardar Sarovar Dam | Updated at 02:07pm on September 03, 2018

    The world's biggest statue is rising in a remote corner of India to honour an independence hero but it could quickly be outdone by a...

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    Reuters reporters jailed for seven years in Myanmar secrets case

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years Monday, fuelling...

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    Life upended for those left off Indian citizenship list

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:54am on September 03, 2018

    Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a...

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    Life upended for those left off Indian citizenship list

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 10:31am on September 02, 2018

    Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a...

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    Myanmar seizes empty, abandoned ship

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:19am on September 02, 2018

    A stranded vessel empty of crew and goods that was found in Myanmar’s waters this week was being towed by a ship with 13 Indonesian...

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    Asian Art Biennial opens in Dhaka

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 07:05pm on September 01, 2018

    Bangladesh president Abdul Hamid said cultural activities had an important role to play in promoting the tradition of communal harmony including the development of the...

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    India says to help Nepal build rail link to Kathmandu

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:00am on September 01, 2018

    India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the...

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    Kathmandu declaration adopted

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on September 01, 2018

    BIMSTEC leaders on Friday adopted a declaration affirming solemn commitment to making the Bay of Bengal Region peaceful, prosperous and sustainable by building on common...

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