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    Dozens of suspected Covid corpses found in Indian river

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:19am on May 11, 2021

    Dozens of bodies believed to be Covid victims have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in northern India, officials said Monday. The...

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    Suu Kyi to appear in court May 24: lawyer

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:58am on May 11, 2021

    A judge on Monday ordered Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in person in court for the first time on May 24,...

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    India doctors warn of deadly fungal infection in Covid patients

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 11:58pm on May 10, 2021

    A growing number of current and recovered Covid-19 patients in India are contracting a deadly and rare fungal infection, doctors told AFP Monday as the...

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    Taliban declare 3-day Afghan ceasefire for Eid holiday

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 02:40pm on May 10, 2021

    The Taliban on Monday declared a three-day ceasefire across Afghanistan to mark this week’s Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, just two days after being blamed for killing more...

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    43 Trinamool Congress members take oath in Mamata’s cabinet

    Online Desk | Updated at 01:28pm on May 10, 2021

    After a landslide victory in the battleground state of West Bengal, forty-three members of Trinamool Congress were sworn in on Monday at the Raj Bhavan...

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    Modi actions inexcusable: Lancet

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:29am on May 10, 2021

    India squandered its early successes in controlling Covid-19 and prime minister Narendra Modi’s government could preside over ‘a self-inflicted national catastrophe’, international medical journal The...

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    Himanta to be new Assam CM

    New Age Desk | Updated at 10:57pm on May 09, 2021

    Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party in Indian state Assam, making him chief minister-designate of the state,...

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    Saudi, Pakistan vow to reset strained ties

    Agence France-Presse . Jeddah | Updated at 01:25am on May 09, 2021

    Saudi Arabia and longstanding ally Pakistan signed several agreements Saturday and vowed to reset ties strained by months of disagreement over policy on the Kashmir...

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    Maldives arrests 2 over attack on ex-president

    Agence France-Presse . Malé | Updated at 01:01am on May 09, 2021

    Maldives police have arrested two people over an assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed who has been taken off life support, officials and relatives...

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    25 killed in blast near Afghan school

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 10:10pm on May 08, 2021

    A blast outside a school in the Afghan capital on Saturday killed at least 25 people and wounded another 52 including students, the interior ministry...