South Asia

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    Three killed as plane veers off runway in Nepal

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:46pm on April 14, 2019

    A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three...

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    Man killed in cow-related lynching in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2019

    Indian police said Saturday one man was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob while they were skinning a dead ox, in...

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    Modi allies in soup over threats to Indian voters

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:00am on April 14, 2019

    Two top members of prime minister Narendra Modi’s party including an estranged member of the Gandhi dynasty were in hot water Saturday for appearing to...

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    Indian election parties hit by TV, funding clampdown

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:45am on April 13, 2019

    India’s Supreme Court on Friday ordered parties to name anonymous donors behind tens of millions of dollars in funding as hostilities intensified in the country’s...

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    20 killed in Pak suicide blast

    Agence France-Presse . Quetta | Updated at 12:00am on April 13, 2019

    At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded...

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    Big turnout for India’s giant election

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:42am on April 12, 2019

    Tens of millions of Indians joined nationwide queues Thursday to give their verdict on nationalist prime minister Narendra Modi as the world’s biggest election started...

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    Modi favourite as India's incredible election kicks off

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:39am on April 11, 2019

    India’s gargantuan election, the biggest in history, kicked off on Thursday with prime minister Narendra Modi seeking a second term from the South Asian behemoth’s...

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    Fresh clashes in Rakhine state temple town

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:11am on April 11, 2019

    Fighting between the Myanmar army and ethnic Rakhine rebels has escalated in the western state’s temple-studded town of Mrauk U, sources confirmed Wednesday, with reports...

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    India goes to polls today

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:11am on April 11, 2019

    India went on high security alert Wednesday ahead of the start of its marathon election, after a campaign dominated by prime minister Narendra Modi’s leadership...

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    Imran Khan says greater chance of peace with India if Modi re-elected

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:00am on April 11, 2019

    Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan has said the chances of peace between India and Pakistan will be greater if prime minister Narendra Modi wins the...