South Asia

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    Rains, floods kill 17 in Nepal, 11 in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:44pm on July 12, 2019

    At least 17 people have been killed across Nepal after torrential monsoon rains induced floods and landslides, officials said Friday. In neighbouring northeastern India the...

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    Lanka govt defeats no-confidence motion

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2019

    The Sri Lankan government on Thursday defeated a no-confidence motion brought by an opposition party over what it called ‘criminal negligence’ in failing to prevent...

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    Floods kill 3, maroon 400,000 in NE India

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 01:00am on July 12, 2019

    Floods from monsoon rains in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam have killed three people and marooned more than 400,000, officials said Thursday. ‘A total...

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    India hands over houses for Rohingya

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    India has handed over 250 prefabricated houses it built in Myanmar’s Rakhine state as part of a broader effort to help tens of thousands of...

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    Sri Lanka negotiating new military deal with US

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:00am on July 11, 2019

    Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, its prime minister announced in parliament Wednesday, even as the country’s president...

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    Media watchdog slams Pakistan curbs on TV broadcasters

    Agence-France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:49am on July 11, 2019

    A global media watchdog has slammed Pakistani authorities over the removal of three television channels from the country’s airwaves, saying the move was ‘indicative of...

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    New Thai leader keeps junta’s powers of arbitrary detention

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:24am on July 11, 2019

    Thailand’s new civilian government will retain the power to arbitrarily detain critics despite the imminent easing of junta-era security controls, prompting warnings from rights groups...

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    Ayman al-Zawahiri threatens India over Kashmir

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:20am on July 11, 2019

    Terror group al-Qaeda’s chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has told ‘Mujahideen in Kashmir’ to inflict ‘unrelenting blows’ on the Indian Army and government in Jammu and Kashmir,...

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    Lanka court rejects Easter bomb murder charge against officials

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:55am on July 10, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court Tuesday rejected prosecution demands that the country’s police chief and a top defence official face murder charges for failing to prevent...

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    Dozens of boat people found stranded in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:54am on July 09, 2019

    More than 60 people were found stranded near a boat in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, an official said Monday, as a trafficking route for persecuted Rohingya...