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    2 Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata road accident

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Kolkata | Updated at 01:41am on August 18, 2019

    Two Bangladesh nationals were killed in a road accident in Kolkata, India early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Farhana Islam Tania, 28, a banker...

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    Rival rallies as HK’s divisions deepen

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 01:00am on August 18, 2019

    Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh rallies on Saturday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport...

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    Rescue worker killed in northern Myanmar attack

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on August 18, 2019

    One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic...

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    DSC Prize to be announced in Nepal lit fest

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on August 18, 2019

    The winner of DSC Prize 2019 would be announced at the Nepal Literature Festival in Pokhara of the Himalayan country on December 16. The Nepal...

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    Indian soldier killed as India, Pakistan exchange fire

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:13am on August 18, 2019

    India and Pakistan exchanged ‘heavy’ cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi’s move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare...

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    US cuts $440m financial aid to Pakistan

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:01pm on August 17, 2019

    In another jolt to Pakistan, the United States slashed the aid to the cash-strapped nation by nearly US $440 million, bringing down its commitment to...

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    Taliban leader’s brother killed in Pakistan blast

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 02:33pm on August 17, 2019

    The Afghan Taliban leader’s brother was among four people killed in a blast at a mosque in south western Pakistan Friday, insurgent sources and a...

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    India condemns international interference in Kashmir issue

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar, India | Updated at 12:58pm on August 17, 2019

    Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as New Delhi seethed at a rare UN Security Council meeting about the disputed Muslim-majority...

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    Brother of Taliban leader among 4 killed in Pakistan mosque blast

    Reuters . Quetta | Updated at 12:20am on August 17, 2019

    The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan...

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    Protesters clash with police in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

    Hundreds of protesters in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with police Friday as the UN Security Council began its first meeting on the territory in nearly half...

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