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    Delhi trying to isolate neighbours from world, say Indian experts

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:28am on August 10, 2020

    The Indian authorities have created a mess in its foreign affairs in South Asia by trying to isolate the neighbouring countries from the global system...

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    Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:41pm on August 09, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in...

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    Myanmar to probe deaths of two teens at juvenile centre

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:41pm on August 09, 2020

    Authorities said Sunday they would investigate the deaths of two teenagers at a Myanmar juvenile centre after the family of one victim alleged abuse, in...

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    Indian women on pandemic frontline strike for pay, protection

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:36pm on August 09, 2020

    Tens of thousands of female health workers on the frontline of India’s battle against the coronavirus have gone on strike to demand better pay and...

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    Taliban prisoner release approved

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:33pm on August 09, 2020

    The Afghan government and the Taliban are ‘on the verge of peace talks’ after thousands of prominent Afghans approved the release of about 400 contentious...

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    At least 11 killed in Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 centre fire

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 12:31pm on August 09, 2020

    At least 11 people died in a fire that broke out at a hotel that turned into COVID-19 care centre by a private hospital at...

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    Indian serum institute to make 100m virus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:48am on August 09, 2020

    100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses could be made available for poorer countries by 2021 under a deal struck Friday for production at the Serum Institute...

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    Ghani urges citizens to decide fate of prisoners

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:38pm on August 08, 2020

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani urged thousands of prominent citizens gathered in Kabul on Friday to decide whether to release about 400 Taliban prisoners, including many...

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    Hundreds protest in Bangkok

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:35pm on August 08, 2020

    A flashmob of hundreds took to Bangkok’s streets Saturday to protest against the arrest of two pro-democracy activists — the latest outburst of anger in...

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    Mahathir, 95, to set up new political party

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:35am on August 08, 2020

    Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, 95, said Friday he was setting up a new political party as he seeks to take on the government, months after he...

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