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    Lanka pardons suspected Tamil Tigers convicted under terrorism law

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:39am on June 25, 2021

    Sri Lanka’s president pardoned 16 men linked to the Tamil Tiger rebels who were behind bars for more than a decade on Thursday, as the...

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    Third wave feard in India in next few months

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:59pm on June 24, 2021

    India is beginning to reopen after a second wave of Covid-19 infections devastated the country in April and May. But now experts warn that a...

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    Thai democracy protesters rally against govt

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:58pm on June 24, 2021

    Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters rallied in Bangkok Thursday to call for the government’s resignation, defying warnings from authorities about the kingdom’s soaring coronavirus cases. The...

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    Rogue elephant kills 16 in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi, India | Updated at 09:39pm on June 24, 2021

    A rogue elephant has killed at least 16 villagers in the past two months in central India after likely being expelled from his herd ‘for...

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    Indian police arrest four in Kashmir in Israeli embassy blast case

    United News of Bangladesh . New Delhi | Updated at 08:08pm on June 24, 2021

    Nearly five months after a bomb exploded outside the high-security Israeli Embassy in Delhi, Indian police have made a breakthrough in the case with the...

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    Myanmar junta thanks Russia for boosting military

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 12:06am on June 24, 2021

    Myanmar’s junta chief on Tuesday thanked Russia, a major weapons supplier to the troubled Southeast Asian country, for strengthening the army which seized power in...

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    Manure hunt underway after India thieves steal cow dung

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:04am on June 24, 2021

    A massive manhunt is underway in central India after a gang of robbers stole nearly a tonne of cow dung from a village, police said....

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    Thai authorities warn against planned pro-democracy protest

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 11:42pm on June 23, 2021

    Thai authorities warned demonstrators against gathering to mark the anniversary of the Siamese Revolution on Wednesday, citing the kingdom’s soaring Covid-19 infections. Key pro-democracy groups...

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    Afghan translators fleeing the Taliban land in Britain

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:32pm on June 23, 2021

    Afghan translators who worked with the British military and fear reprisal attacks from the Taliban have arrived in the UK as part of a relocation...

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    Three killed in bomb targeting police in Pakistan's Lahore

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore, Pakistan | Updated at 08:11pm on June 23, 2021

    A bomb killed at least three people in Pakistan's eastern  megacity Lahore on Wednesday, in an attack officials believe targeted police and security forces. The blast happened outside...