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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...

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    UN blasts India, Pakistan over Kashmir inaction

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:16am on July 09, 2019

    The UN rights office hammered India and Pakistan on Monday for failing to improve the situation in Kashmir, while renewing calls for an international probe...

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    Pak judge rejects opposition blackmail claims over Sharif’s conviction

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 12:35am on July 08, 2019

    A senior Pakistani judge on Sunday denied being blackmailed into convicting ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif for graft last year after the main opposition party showed...

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    Rahul enjoys dosa at restaurant

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on July 08, 2019

    Diners at a city restaurant were pleasantly surprised on Saturday when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi walked in to have a quick bite, reports The Times...

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    Nepal declines permission for Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 04:02pm on July 07, 2019

    The Dalai Lama’s birthday celebrations in Nepal were cancelled Sunday after the government refused permission for the event to go ahead, officials said, in another...

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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...