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    World powers call for calm as Indo-Pak tension mounts

    Reuters. New Delhi | Updated at 12:58pm on February 28, 2019

    Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire briefly along the contested border in Kashmir on Thursday morning, a day after the two nuclear powers both downed...

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    Thousands scramble as Thai Airways cancels flights over Pakistan

    Reuters. Bangkok | Updated at 12:36pm on February 28, 2019

    Thousands of travellers were left scrambling on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan ...

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    Thousands rally in Yangon to change army-drafted constitution

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:40am on February 28, 2019

    Thousands of people rallied in Myanmar’s commercial capital on Wednesday in support of constitutional reform, amid mounting tension between the ruling party and the military...

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    Frenchman jailed for flying drone in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2019

    A French tourist has been sentenced to one month in prison with labour for attempting to fly a drone near Myanmar’s parliament, a court official...

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    Fights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise

    Reuters. New Delhi | Updated at 09:28pm on February 27, 2019

    Several airlines, including Emirates and Qatar Airways, suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after the South Asian nation closed its air space following heightened tensions...

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    Kashmiris flee, prepare bunkers as fears grow

    Agence France-Presse. Chakothi | Updated at 09:22pm on February 27, 2019

    Thousands of Kashmiris have fled their homes, some bailed water out of disused bunkers, while others dug in -- determined to see out the latest...

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    Imran offers talks with India

    Agence France-Presse. Islamabad | Updated at 07:12pm on February 27, 2019

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India Wednesday and warned of a catastrophe should the conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals continue to...

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    Pakistan publishes video of captured Indian pilot

    Agence France-Presse. Islamabad | Updated at 07:04pm on February 27, 2019

    Pakistan state media Wednesday released a video purportedly showing a captured Indian fighter pilot being interrogated after his jet was shot down when it entered...

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    India, Pakistan claim to down each other’s jets

    Reuters . New Delhi/ Islamabad | Updated at 12:17pm on February 27, 2019

    India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other’s fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes...

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    India identifies owner of car used in Kashmir bombing

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2019

    India’s National Investigation Agency said on Monday it had identified the owner of the car used in the bombing of a security convoy in the...