South Asia

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    Growing panic in Kashmir as India, Pakistan bicker over border clashes

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar, India | Updated at 07:25pm on August 04, 2019

    Fears of an impending curfew in the disputed region of Kashmir ratcheted up tensions Sunday, as nuclear rivals India and Pakistan traded accusations of military...

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    7 Maoists killed in India ‘gunfight’

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:38am on August 04, 2019

    Indian special forces killed seven suspected Maoist rebels in a raid on a jungle camp Saturday that triggered a gunfight lasting several hours, police said....

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    India deports Maldives ex-VP

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:35am on August 04, 2019

    India on Saturday deported former Maldives vice-president Ahmed Adeeb, who faces attempted murder and corruption charges at home, after he tried to enter the country...

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    Thousands of Indians flee Kashmir after security advisory

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 05:39pm on August 03, 2019

    Thousands of Indians have started leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after the local government issued a security alert related to possible militant attacks in...

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    India asks tourists to leave Kashmir over ‘terror’ threat

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:39am on August 03, 2019

    Indian authorities on Friday told tourists to leave Kashmir because of ‘terror threats’, as media reports said 25,000 military reinforcements have been sent to the...

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    Crocodiles hunt in flooded Indian city

    Agence France-Presse . Vadodara | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2019

    Crocodiles hunted dogs in the flooded streets of the Indian city of Vadodara after it was battered by nearly 50 centimetres of rain in 24...

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    India police warn Hindu for rejecting Muslim delivery driver

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:25pm on August 02, 2019

    A Hindu man who rejected a food delivery from a Muslim driver has been slapped with a good behaviour bond by Indian police, with officers...

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    Bangladeshi mosquitos behind dengue spread in West Bengal: Mamata

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:37pm on August 02, 2019

    The chief minister of Indian state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has said there might be an active role of mosquitos from Bangladesh behind the...

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    Drug lab raids in Myanmar with artillery fire

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:17am on August 02, 2019

    Raids on jungle drug labs have been met with heavy artillery fire, Myanmar narcotics police said Thursday, in an area riddled with armed groups accused...

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    Maldives ex-VP held in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:14am on August 02, 2019

    Former Maldives vice-president Ahmed Adeeb was detained Thursday by Indian authorities for trying to illegally enter the South Asian nation on a tug boat, officials...