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    Indian court orders investigating post-poll violence in Bengal

    United News of Bangladesh . New Delhi | Updated at 08:15pm on June 19, 2021

    A higher court in Kolkata has slammed Mamata Banerjee’s government for its alleged failure to prevent post-poll violence in West Bengal and ordered the National...

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    Myanmar protesters wear flowers to mark Suu Kyi’s birthday

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:42pm on June 19, 2021

    Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar donned flowers in their hair Saturday to mark the birthday of ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under...

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    Hong Kong pro-democracy media executives denied bail

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 05:26pm on June 19, 2021

    Two executives from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily appeared in court on Saturday on charges of collusion and were denied bail after authorities deployed a...

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    North Korea must prepare for ‘dialogue, confrontation’ with US: Kim

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:35pm on June 18, 2021

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country must prepare for both ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with the United States, but with a particular...

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    Former Japan minister jailed for vote-buying

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo, Japan | Updated at 07:17pm on June 18, 2021

    A former Japanese justice minister was on Friday sentenced to suffer three years in jail for vote-buying in an attempt to get his wife elected...

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    8 detained over China gas blast

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 02:06pm on June 18, 2021

    Chinese police have detained eight suspects over a gas blast that killed 25 people and reduced several buildings to rubble in the central city of...

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    Bear shot dead after rampaging through Japanese city

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:54pm on June 18, 2021

    Hunters shot and killed a brown bear in northern Japan on Friday after it rampaged through a city, injuring four people including a soldier and...

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    Mamata Banerjee challenges her rival’s election win

    United News of Bangladesh . New Delhi | Updated at 12:20pm on June 18, 2021

    Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has moved a higher court in state capital Kolkata against the win of her former protege-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram...

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    Global coronavirus deaths top 3.84 million

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:12pm on June 18, 2021

    Many countries in the world are still grappling with a spike in Covid-19 infections and deaths, even with mass inoculations underway. In fact, the fatalities...

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    Hong Kong’s Apple Daily runs defiant edition day after raid

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:15am on June 18, 2021

    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper hit the stands Friday a day after police raided its newsroom, with an extra-large print run and a characteristic...

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