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    Pakistan vows to act against extremists

    Reuters . Islamabad / New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2019

    Pakistan plans to take action against extremist groups operating on its soil, a minister said on Monday, amid global pressure to act after a suicide...

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    Massive haul of meth pills seized in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on March 05, 2019

    Myanmar authorities seized more than 10 million meth pills worth $13.3 million over the weekend, police said Monday, another massive haul in a country widely...

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    Kashmir still tense as 7 more killed

    Reuters . Srinagar, India/ Muzaffarabad, Pakistan | Updated at 11:59pm on March 03, 2019

    As India and Pakistan seemingly dial down hostilities that brought the arch enemies to the brink of another war, a massive crackdown on militancy in...

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    US wants to know if Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down Indian warplane

    Reuters. Islamabad | Updated at 06:43pm on March 03, 2019

    The United States is ‘seeking information’ on whether Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the US embassy in Islamabad said on...

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    Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:30am on March 03, 2019

    More than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after he freed an...

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    Anger over forced video of Indian pilot

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2019

    A furious backlash erupted in India Saturday over a video of an Indian pilot shot down by Pakistan praising his captors....

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    Seven more killed in Indo-Pak shelling

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi/ Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on March 03, 2019

    Tensions between India and Pakistan raged Saturday as heavy firing by their armies killed at least seven people on either side of their fiercely disputed...

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    UN envoy wants accountability for combating impunity in Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:36pm on March 02, 2019

    UN secretary-general’s special envoy in Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener has said accountability is essential for combating impunity and genuine reconciliation in Myanmar. Myanmar’s Independent Commission...

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    Pakistan, India step back from the brink, tensions simmer

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 11:58am on March 02, 2019

    A flare up between arch-foes India and Pakistan appeared to be easing on Saturday after Islamabad handed back a captured Indian pilot, amid efforts by...

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    Myanmar officer’s wife killed by pipe bomb in fresh Rakhine violence

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:59am on March 02, 2019

    The wife of a Myanmar military officer was killed by a pipe bomb as they moved into a new home in northern Rakhine state, the...