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    Sri Lankans demand justice for slain, abducted journalists

    Associated Press/UNB. Sri Lanka | Updated at 02:12pm on January 25, 2019

    Sri Lankan rights activists, lawmakers and relatives of slain and disappeared journalists held a vigil over their abductions and killings, demanding the government expedite investigations.Freddie...

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    Indian kills, dismembers and flushes friend down toilet

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 06:16pm on January 24, 2019

    A man in India accused of murdering his friend, chopping up his body and flushing the parts down the toilet has been arrested, police said...

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    Thailand to hold first election since coup on March 24

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:14am on January 24, 2019

    Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, authorities said Wednesday, the first national poll since a 2014 coup knocked out the civilian government...

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    Pakistan garment industry reforms fail to stop abuses

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Millions of workers in Pakistan’s garment industry face routine abuse from sexual harassment to beatings to being refused toilet breaks, human rights activists said on...

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    Congress accuses BJP of hogging helicopters

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    India’s main opposition Congress party says it is struggling to find enough helicopters to ferry its leaders ahead of a general election, accusing prime minister...

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    Modi recounts self-discovery solo jungle trips

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:06pm on January 23, 2019

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has claimed he used to spend days ‘reflecting’ alone in the jungle, in a new interview seeking to burnish his...

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    Afghan intel claims killing Taliban mastermind of deadly attack

    Reuters . Kabul | Updated at 04:21pm on January 23, 2019

    Afghan main spy agency said on Wednesday it had killed the Taliban commander behind a deadly attack on an agency base this week, and vowed...

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    Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into politics

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 04:07pm on January 23, 2019

    India’s Priyanka Gandhi officially entered politics Wednesday ahead of a looming national election, joining the opposition campaign in a crucial state where the party her...

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    Pak activist arrested, Amnesty calls for release

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    A Pakistani activist affiliated with a group that has angered the country’s powerful military with its campaign against disappearances was arrested on Monday, an MP...

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    Indian police arrest Rohingya Muslim group stuck near Bangladesh border

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 06:10pm on January 22, 2019

    Indian police on Tuesday arrested 31 Rohingya Muslims stranded on the border after they were denied entry into Bangladesh and border officials failed to agree...