South Asia

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    India digs deep to boost defences on crucial China frontier

    Agence France-Presse . Atal Rohtang Tunnel, India | Updated at 01:00am on September 19, 2020

    A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an...

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    Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

    Agence France-Presse . Jalalabad | Updated at 10:26pm on September 17, 2020

    Fierce fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban left dozens dead in a restive eastern province, officials said Thursday, as negotiators from both sides pushed...

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    Facebook India chief skips hate speech hearing

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 10:38pm on September 15, 2020

    Facebook India’s chief failed to appear Tuesday before a panel probing allegations that the social media giant failed to take action against hate speech, the...

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    Nepalese immigration dept resumes visa services after a month

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / Xinhua . Kathmandu | Updated at 02:38pm on September 13, 2020

    Nepal’s Department of Immigration decided to resume all the visa services starting from Sunday after suspending the services over a month ago, a senior official...

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    UN calls for effective Rohingya participation

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:44pm on September 12, 2020

    Eight Security Council members called Friday for the Muslim Rohingya minority, victims in 2017 of what the UN calls a ‘genocide,’ to participate in Myanmar’s...

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    Talks open between Taliban, Afghan government

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 11:20pm on September 12, 2020

    Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government opened in Qatar on Saturday, marking what US secretary of state Mike Pompeo heralded as a...

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    China, India agree to disengage at border

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:31am on September 12, 2020

    India and China have agreed to ‘disengage as soon as possible’ after troops engaged in a series of clashes at their disputed Himalayan border, according...

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    India, Japan sign mutual military logistics pact

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:14am on September 11, 2020

    India has signed a mutual logistics support arrangement with Japan, with an eye firmly on China’s expansionist behaviour in the Indo-Pacific and beyond, reports The...

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    EU parliament cuts Suu Kyi from rights prize honourees

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:55pm on September 10, 2020

    The European Parliament on Thursday removed Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the ‘Sakharov Prize community’ because of her ‘acceptance’ of state crimes...

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    Rights groups say FB bias spurs violence in India

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:01pm on September 10, 2020

    Civil rights groups on Wednesday said Facebook has failed to address dangerous content in India and demanded that the head of public policy there be...