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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...

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    News TV blackouts in Pakistan draw fresh accusations of censorship

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:59am on August 01, 2019

    Pakistani opposition parties have accused prime minister Imran Khan of intimidating broadcasters into a blackout on television coverage of his critics, after several TV channels...

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    Indian Muslim ‘instant divorce’ ban hailed but faces court challenge

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 08:51pm on July 31, 2019

    The Indian government and women’s groups hailed ‘historic’ legislation Wednesday that criminalised ‘instant divorce’ for Muslims, but an influential Islamic group said it would launch...

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    Muslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:48am on July 31, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said Tuesday, after...

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    Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:45am on July 31, 2019

    A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state, the army said Tuesday, the first time an NGO employee has...

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    Outrage grows over BJP lawmaker accused of rape

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 05:03pm on July 30, 2019

    Protesters stepped up demands on Tuesday for India’s ruling party to sack a state lawmaker accused by a young woman of raping her, holding several...

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    18 killed as Pakistan army plane crashes into residential area

    Agence France-Presse . Rawalpindi | Updated at 12:35pm on July 30, 2019

    Eighteen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi early Tuesday, officials said. The...

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    Battle to rescue wildlife at India’s flood-hit animal park

    Agence France-Presse . Guwahati | Updated at 12:46am on July 30, 2019

    Wildlife officers are racing against time to rescue animals caught in floodwaters from torrential monsoon rains in India’s famed Kaziranga National Park as the death...