South Asia

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    Sri Lanka president vetoes military deal with US

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 02:13am on July 07, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president Saturday announced he will not allow his government to conclude a proposed military deal that would allow US troops free access to...

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    Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination accomplice gets parole

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    An Indian court Friday granted a 30-day parole to a woman convicted three decades ago over her role in the 1991 assassination of former prime...

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    Thousands protest amid outcry over Myanmar child-rape case

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 04:52pm on July 06, 2019

    Thousands of protesters marched to a police office in the north of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, on Saturday, demanding speedy and transparent justice in a...

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    Probe finds Lankan physician falsely accused of ‘sterilising’ women

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:24pm on July 05, 2019

    A Muslim doctor falsely accused of secretly sterilising Buddhist women in Sri Lanka remains in detention weeks after his arrest, despite investigators saying he was...

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    Indian govt warns of aging population

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:43am on July 05, 2019

    The Indian government on Thursday warned in a study that its population is going to start to age and it needs to be prepared to...

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    Imran Khan to meet Trump in US July 22

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2019

    Prime minister Imran Khan will travel to Washington to meet US president Donald Trump on July 22, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Thursday, a rare...

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    ‘Govt go-slow’, as Pakistan’s anti-corruption drive bites

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on July 05, 2019

    An anti-graft crusade promoted by Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has led to swathes of arrests of politicians, but critics say the economy is suffering...

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    Myanmar shuts nurseries, makes arrest in toddler rape case

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 05:12pm on July 04, 2019

    Seven nurseries in Myanmar’s capital remained closed Thursday as police charged a suspect for allegedly raping a two-year-old, a case that has horrified a country...

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    Man dies after alleged custody abuse in Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on July 04, 2019

    A detainee in Myanmar’s Rakhine state died from injuries allegedly sustained in custody, his family said, as the army wages war against rebels in the...

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    Modest rise in Indian military spending likely

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on July 04, 2019

    India is likely to stick to a modest rise in defence spending in the 2019/2020 budget due on Friday because of tight government finances, officials...