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    Thailand seeking ‘humanitarian’ solution for detained Myanmar journalists

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:29pm on May 11, 2021

    Thailand said Tuesday it was seeking a ‘humanitarian’ solution for three Myanmar journalists arrested after fleeing across the border to escape a junta crackdown. The...

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    China posts slowest population growth in decades

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:34pm on May 11, 2021

    China’s population has grown at its slowest pace in decades, reaching 1.41 billion, census results showed on Tuesday, highlighting fears of a looming crisis over...

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    26 Covid patients die at Goa hospital in India

    New Age Online | Updated at 05:41pm on May 11, 2021

    Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that 26 Covid-19 patients died at the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital in the early hours...

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    Bodies found floating in Ganga in India

    New Age Online | Updated at 03:47pm on May 11, 2021

    Bodies washed up on the banks of the Ganga were sighted for a second straight day on Tuesday—this time in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh. The spot...

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    Thailand now bans travellers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan

    New Age Online | Updated at 09:35pm on May 10, 2021

    Thailand on Monday closed its border to foreign travellers arriving from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan on the back of the first confirmed cases of the...

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    Nepal PM KP Oli loses trust vote in Parliament

    New Age Online | Updated at 09:20pm on May 10, 2021

    The prime minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli, on Monday lost his confidence vote. Of the 232 lawmakers present in the House, 93 votes were...

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    Australian court rejects challenge to India travel ban

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 05:23pm on May 10, 2021

    An emergency legal challenge to Australia’s contentious ban on citizens returning from Covid-struck India failed Monday, dashing stranded travellers’ hopes of an immediate return. Federal...

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    Gunmen kill 3 troops in twin attacks: Pakistan army

    Associated Press/ UNB . Quetta | Updated at 02:55pm on May 10, 2021

    Gunmen in two separate attacks ambushed vehicles carrying paramilitary troops in southwest Pakistan, killing at least three soldiers and wounding five others before fleeing, the...

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    India reports 366,161 new coronavirus cases

    Xinhua/ UNB . New Delhi | Updated at 02:48pm on May 10, 2021

    India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 22,662,575 on Monday, as 366,161 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, said the health...

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    China to set separation line on Everest over Covid-19 fears

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:15am on May 10, 2021

    China will set up a ‘separation line’ on the peak of Mount Everest to avoid possible Covid-19 infections by climbers from virus-hit Nepal, state media...

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