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    Separate train accidents kill 15 in Mumbai

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Fifteen people were killed in separate train accidents in a single day in Mumbai, police said Friday, with the sharp toll underscoring the dangers of...

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    Police name suspect in Japan studio fire

    Reuters . Kyoto | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    A man suspected of torching an animation studio and killing 33 people in Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades had been convicted of robbery...

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    Ex-Pak PM Abbasi arrested

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency arrested former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, prompting opposition accusations that the government was trying to silence...

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    Priyanka Gandhi barred

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    Indian politician Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped in Uttar Pradesh state on Friday on her way to a village in Sonbhadra where 10 people were...

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    India says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh becoming citizens

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 08:21pm on July 19, 2019

    India said on Friday thousands of illegal immigrants from neighbouring Muslim-majority Bangladesh had produced false documents to become citizens in the far-eastern Indian state of...

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    India's Priyanka Gandhi detained in UP

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:35pm on July 19, 2019

    Indian police on Friday stopped opposition leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from visiting a village where 10 tribal people were gunned down this week over a...

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    Imran to meet Trump hoping to mend fences

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 02:46pm on July 19, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan travels to the United States on Sunday hoping the arrest of a militant leader with a $10 million US bounty...

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    Desperation driving Rohingyas to traffickers, UN envoy warns

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:08am on July 19, 2019

    Human traffickers are increasingly targeting Rohingya living in Myanmar and Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands fled after a brutal military crackdown in 2017, a UN...

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    US ban on Myanmar army chief not enough: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56am on July 19, 2019

    A US travel ban on Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers for their role in orchestrating a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims does not...

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    India demands Pakistan release accused ‘spy’

    Agence-France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    India on Thursday demanded that Pakistan release an alleged spy after the International Court of Justice called for a review of a death sentence against...