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    Bangladesh cuts 63pc child death rate

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:02am on June 08, 2019

    Bangladesh achieved highest success in reducing child death rate in South Asia as the country saw under-5 years child mortality rate downed to 63 per...

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    Most South Asian countries to celebrate Eid on Wednesday

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:16pm on June 04, 2019

    Most of the countries in South Asia will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest festivals of the Muslims, on Wednesday.

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    Bangladesh 2nd most risky country in South Asia

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:23am on May 11, 2019

    Bangladesh has become the second most risky country in South Asia for displacement of people due to disasters, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said in a...

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    Suicide blast at Pak shrine kills 10

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 01:07pm on May 08, 2019

    A suicide blast at one of Pakistan’s oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least 10 people and wounded 24 in the eastern city...

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    Sri Lanka Easter attack toll hits 290

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 09:34am on April 22, 2019

    At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka,...

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    India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on April 20, 2019

    India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer...

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    Indian elections, South Asian concerns

    Kanak Mani Dixit | Updated at 12:00am on April 18, 2019

    The rest of South Asia wants the very best of democracy for India, plus to share in the peace dividend, growth and camaraderie, writes Kanak...

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    Radar images prove Pakistan F-16 shot down: Indian Air Force

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    India’s air force presented what it called ‘irrefutable evidence’ Monday that it downed a Pakistan fighter jet in February, as the regional foes offer competing...

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    Children in South Asia hit by air pollution

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:48am on April 04, 2019

    Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 months and will have the greatest impact in south...

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    Imran fears conflict risk while India in election mode

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 11:27pm on March 26, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said he feared another security incident with India, after the two nuclear-armed countries engaged in a dangerous escalation that fuelled...