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    India hopes new Pak govt will work against extremism

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 01:59am on July 29, 2018

    India on Saturday said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would ‘work constructively’ to end extremism in South Asia, in its first comments following...

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    Afghan midwife training centre attacked, 2 dead

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:30am on July 29, 2018

    An hours-long extremists attack on a midwife training centre in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least two people and wounded five, police said, as...

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    Who will prevail?

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 25, 2018

    FOR years, political stability in nuclear-armed Pakistan has been a major concern for the international community, particularly for the West....

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    India’s social media monitoring plan worries SC

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:10am on July 14, 2018

    A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a ‘surveillance state’, the Supreme Court was cited as saying on Friday as it...

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    Speakers for greater connectivity among SA countries

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:39am on July 05, 2018

    Speakers at a programme on Wednesday stressed the importance of increased connectivity among the South Asian counties through implementing Belt and Road Initiative and the...

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    Scores of South Asia asylum seekers held in Oregon

    Reuters . Portland | Updated at 11:50pm on June 21, 2018

    At least 72 South Asian asylum-seekers are being detained at a federal prison in Oregon after getting caught up in the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy...

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    People’s spaces

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on June 20, 2018

    MANY consider the following opinion, authored by US supreme court justice Louis Brandeis in 1927, as one of the greatest defences of free speech: ‘Those...

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    Suicide bomber kills 12 in Kabul

    Reuters | Updated at 04:20pm on June 11, 2018

    A suicide bomber killed 12 people and wounded more than 30 on Monday at the entrance to Afghanistan’s rural rehabilitation and development ministry in the...

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    Third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:36am on May 23, 2018

    More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural...

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    Fostering relations among South Asian journalists stressed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on May 20, 2018

    South Asian journalists at a conference in Islamabad in the past week resolved to promote exchange of information and collaborative journalism amongst media practitioners and...