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    A year of upheaval in Kashmir under direct rule from Delhi

    Agence France-Presse. Srinagar | Updated at 11:45am on August 04, 2020

    Volatile Indian-administered Kashmir has endured a tumultuous year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked its autonomy last August. Ahead of Wednesday's one-year anniversary, AFP examines...

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    India imposes curfew in Kashmir ahead of clampdown anniversary

    Agence France-Presse. Srinagar | Updated at 10:34am on August 04, 2020

    A curfew has been imposed across Indian Kashmir just two days before the first anniversary of New Delhi's abolition of the restive region's semi-autonomy, officials...

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    At least 20 killed in Afghan prison attack claimed by IS

    Agence France-Presse. Jalalabad | Updated at 05:51pm on August 03, 2020

    At least 20 people have been killed in a raid claimed by the Islamic State group on an Afghan prison, officials said Monday, shattering a...

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    Over 80 killed by bootleg alcohol in India

    Agence France-Presse. New Delhi | Updated at 10:44am on August 02, 2020

    More than 80 people have died in recent days after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in the Indian state of Punjab, officials and reports said Saturday....

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    Car bomb kills 17 in Afghanistan ahead of ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse. Puli Alam, Afghanistan | Updated at 11:37am on July 31, 2020

    At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan on Thursday as crowds shopped ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid...

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    Priyanka vacates Delhi’s Lodhi Estate bungalow

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:19am on July 31, 2020

    Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra vacated her official Lodhi Estate bungalow on Thursday, reports The Times of India. Sources close to her said she...

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    Man involved in over 50 murder cases held in Delhi

    Online Desk | Updated at 01:12pm on July 30, 2020

    An alleged ‘serial killer’ involved in over 50 murder cases had been arrested in Delhi, six months after he jumped parole in Jaipur, reports the...

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    Blasphemy suspect shot dead in Pakistan court

    Agence France-Presse . Peshawar | Updated at 01:25am on July 30, 2020

    A Pakistani man facing charges of blasphemy was shot dead in court on Wednesday as he awaited the start of his hearing, police said. Tahir...

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    Afghans demand permanent ceasefire

    Agence France-Presse  . Kabul | Updated at 11:17pm on July 29, 2020

    Afghans on Wednesday welcomed a three-day ceasefire but demanded it be made permanent, after the government and the Taliban said they would observe a truce...

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    Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:14am on July 28, 2020

    Twenty-six Rohingya migrants feared to have drowned off Malaysia after a treacherous boat crossing have been found alive, hiding in bushes on an island, an...

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