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    US proceeding with troop cuts in Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:57am on December 04, 2020

    The US military is proceeding with President Donald Trump’s order to slash troops in Afghanistan to 2,500 by mid-January, the Pentagon’s top general said Wednesday,...

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    Indian man paraded naked for FB post ‘punishment’

    Agence France-Presse . Ahmedabad | Updated at 12:56am on December 04, 2020

    Five brothers have been arrested in India after a man was paraded naked in the streets allegedly in punishment for a social media post, police...

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    India Muslim man arrested under ‘love jihad’ law

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:52am on December 04, 2020

    Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam, reports BBC online. He’s...

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    Cyclone hits Lanka as southern India hunkers down

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:47am on December 04, 2020

    Cyclone Burevi hit Sri Lanka overnight, rattling the island nation but leaving it relatively unscathed on its way to southern India, officials said Thursday. Burevi,...

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    Indian educator wins $1 million global teaching prize

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 09:11pm on December 03, 2020

    An Indian teacher was on Thursday named the winner of a $1 million (£774,700, €823,175) prize for his work transforming the lives of young girls...

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    Pakistani former PM Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali passes away

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad, Pakistan | Updated at 02:42pm on December 03, 2020

    Pakistan’s former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, who served under military leader Pervez Musharraf, has died, his family announced...

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    Indian framers continue protests

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:08am on December 03, 2020

    The farmers’ protest — the biggest in years — has entered the seventh day, with thousands of people from several states camped out on the...

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    India arrests Ex-HC judge for comments over colleagues’ wives

    Online Desk | Updated at 08:12pm on December 02, 2020

    A former High Court judge of India, CS Karnan, was arrested on Wednesday over offensive comments he allegedly made against woman judges and wives of...

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    Second cyclone in a week threatens Sri Lanka, India

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 04:59pm on December 02, 2020

    Sri Lanka and southern India battened down the hatches for the second time in a week on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled arrival of another...

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    India meets with farmers after days of Delhi protests

    Agence France-Presse  . New Delhi | Updated at 07:36pm on December 01, 2020

    India attempted to calm nearly a week of raucous protests by meeting with farmers on Tuesday after rallies against agricultural reforms sparked violent clashes with...