South Asia

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    14 killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:08am on July 16, 2019

    Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia,...

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    UN blasts India, Pakistan over Kashmir inaction

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:16am on July 09, 2019

    The UN rights office hammered India and Pakistan on Monday for failing to improve the situation in Kashmir, while renewing calls for an international probe...

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    Why South Asia must cooperate

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    SOUTH Asia covers only about 3.5 per cent of the world’s land surface area but hosts a fourth of its population, making it a region...

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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...