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    Pakistan sends back captured Indian pilot

    Agence France-Presse . Wagah, India/ Islamabad, Pakistan | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2019

    A pilot shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft returned to India on Friday, after being freed in what Islamabad called a ‘peace gesture’...

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    Kashmir braces for worst as shelling, gun battles escalate

    Agence France-Presse. Nowshera/India | Updated at 06:17pm on March 01, 2019

    India and Pakistan fired barrages of shells at each other across their angry Kashmir frontier Friday, leaving at least one dead as the troubled region...

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    India bans Jamaat for five years

    Reuters . Srinagar | Updated at 02:06am on March 01, 2019

    India banned a Kashmir-based Islamist political party called Jamaat-e-Islami for five years on Thursday, accusing it of supporting militancy in the disputed region that is...

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    No sign of tension easing

    Reuters . New Delhi / Islamabad | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2019

    Indian military officials said on Thursday they welcomed Pakistan’s planned return of a captured pilot, but refused to confirm they would de-escalate a conflict between...

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    World powers call for calm as Indo-Pak tension mounts

    Reuters. New Delhi | Updated at 12:58pm on February 28, 2019

    Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire briefly along the contested border in Kashmir on Thursday morning, a day after the two nuclear powers both downed...

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    Thousands scramble as Thai Airways cancels flights over Pakistan

    Reuters. Bangkok | Updated at 12:36pm on February 28, 2019

    Thousands of travellers were left scrambling on Thursday when Thai Airways International cancelled more than a dozen flights to and from Europe after Pakistan ...

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    Thousands rally in Yangon to change army-drafted constitution

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:40am on February 28, 2019

    Thousands of people rallied in Myanmar’s commercial capital on Wednesday in support of constitutional reform, amid mounting tension between the ruling party and the military...

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    Frenchman jailed for flying drone in Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2019

    A French tourist has been sentenced to one month in prison with labour for attempting to fly a drone near Myanmar’s parliament, a court official...