South Asia

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    Indian dam breach kills six, 18 missing

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:42pm on July 03, 2019

    Six people were killed and at least 18 were missing on Wednesday after the heaviest...

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    Myanmar to send envoys to Rohingya camps

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 02:34am on July 02, 2019

    Myanmar is sending a high-level delegation soon to camps in Bangladesh to explain to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims how they can return home,...

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    Police chief faces crimes against humanity charge

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:14am on July 02, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police chief and a top defence official should be tried for ‘grave crimes against humanity’ over failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed...

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    Pakistani man kills wife, two children, six others

    Reuters . Lahore | Updated at 01:11am on July 02, 2019

    A man shot his wife, their two children, and six of her family members on Monday and then burned the bodies when he set her...

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    Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 100 in India

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:42am on July 02, 2019

    Days ahead of the Budget, Indian Oil Corporation on Sunday announced a reduction of Rs 100.50 in the price of LPG cylinders. The decision to...

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    Nepal protester shot dead after boy dies in mining pit

    Agence-France-Presse .  Kathmandu | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    One person was killed in Nepal when police opened fire on protesters after a 12-year-old boy drowned to death in a sand mining pit, officials...

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    Sri Lanka president rebuffs UN chief over hangings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:17pm on July 01, 2019

    Sri Lanka's president said Monday he had rejected a telephone appeal by UN secretary general Antonio Guterres to reconsider his push to reintroduce the death...

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    20 killed, 10 hurt in Kashmir road accident

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 02:48pm on July 01, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed on Monday when an...

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    Taliban bombers kill 19, including Afghan election workers

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

    Taliban bombers targeting a district centre in southern Afghanistan have killed at least 19 people, including eight election workers, officials said on Sunday. The attack...

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    Lanka faces legal challenges in bid to resume hangings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 07:07pm on June 30, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president is facing fresh legal challenges in his attempt to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and start executing drug convicts, officials...