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    Pakistan announces religious school reform

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:45am on July 21, 2019

    Pakistan on Friday said it has agreed with the country’s clergy to introduce reforms in madrassah religious schools to bring them in line with conventional...

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    India introduces trans rights bill

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    India’s government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament after criticism from the country’s vibrant transgender community, who said...

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    Mahathir calls for party unity

    Reuters . Port Dickson | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Friday for unity in his ruling coalition, saying his administration could risk losing power due to infighting, as...

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    Monsoon floods kill dozens, displace millions in India

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:49am on July 20, 2019

    Millions have been stranded or displaced as devastating floods continue to ravage large parts of India and Nepal, reports BBC online. In India, the eastern...

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    Cow vigilantes kill 3 in India

    Agence France-Presse . Patna | Updated at 12:47am on July 20, 2019

    A mob in an Indian village beat to death three men suspected of stealing cattle Friday in a new ‘cow vigilante’ attack reported by police...

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    Separate train accidents kill 15 in Mumbai

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Fifteen people were killed in separate train accidents in a single day in Mumbai, police said Friday, with the sharp toll underscoring the dangers of...

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    Police name suspect in Japan studio fire

    Reuters . Kyoto | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery...

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    Ex-Pak PM Abbasi arrested

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, prompting opposition accusations that the government was trying to silence...

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    Priyanka Gandhi barred

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Indian politician Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped in Uttar Pradesh state on Friday on her way to a village in Sonbhadra where 10 people were...

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    India says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh becoming citizens

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 08:21pm on July 19, 2019

    India said on Friday thousands of illegal immigrants from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh had produced false documents to become citizens in the far-eastern Indian state of...