Rohingya mark Eid in Indonesia limbo after treacherous sea voyage

At a damaged temporary shelter in western Indonesia, Rohingya men slick their hair with gel while women apply make-up and colourful hijabs to look the part for prayers at the start of Eid-al-Fitr festivities

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Myanmar troops retreat to Thai border bridge after days of fighting

Some 200 Myanmar military personnel withdrew to a bridge connecting the border town of Myawaddy to Thailand on Thursday following a days-long assault in the area by anti-junta rebels, according to an ethnic armed group spokesman and local media

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17 killed as truck carrying pilgrims plunges into ravine in Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed while over 40 sustained injuries after a truck carrying pilgrims plunged into a ravine in Balochistan’s Hub district on Wednesday, officials said

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Myanmar junta forcefully recruits over 1,000 Rohingya men, boys: HRW

The junta is using a conscription law that only applies to Myanmar citizens, although the Rohingya have long been denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law

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Indian PM extends Eid greetings to Bangladesh

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, and the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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BJP invites AL to witness Lok Sabha polls

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League is among the political parties of at least 25 countries, which have been invited by Bharatiya Janata Party to get a first-hand experience of India’s coming Lok Sabha polls

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Fire in packed Hong Kong building kills five,dozens in hospital

A fire broke out in a densely populated residential building in Hong Kong's bustling Kowloon district on Wednesday, killing five people and injuring 35 others, the city's hospital authority and fire services said

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Kejriwal moves SC challenging his arrest

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal filed a petition with the Supreme Court today challenging a High Court order that upheld his arrest in a money laundering case stemming from the alleged liquor excise policy scam

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Indian polls: CEC gets Z-category VIP security in view of potential threats

With India in the midst of national elections, the government has provided Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar with a Z-category VIP security cover of armed commandos in view of potential threats, PTI reported today quoting official sources


A suspended minister of the Maldives has apologised after her social media post against opposition party Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which had a symbol resembling Ashok Chakra, sparked a row.

PM Modi pays homage to Matua sect founder as polls near

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid homage to Harichand Thakur, the founder of the Matua sect, and lauded the community's rich culture and contributions

‘Balanced economic growth’: US, China agree to hold talks

The United States and China have agreed to hold “intensive exchanges on balanced growth”, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, after two days of talks between Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and her Chinese counterpart He Lifeng in Guangzhou.

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Indian Election: Congress party to bolster ties with Bangladesh if voted to power

India’s opposition Congress party has promised to strengthen economic and cultural ties with Bangladesh and pay greater attention to its immediate neighbours if it is voted to power in the upcoming national elections. ...

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India’s Uttar Pradesh: SC puts order banning Islamic schools on hold

India’s Supreme Court put on hold a lower court’s order that effectively banned Islamic schools in the country’s most populous state, lawyers involved in the case said yesterday, giving a breather to thousands of students and teachers in the system.

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CAA in focus as Modi, Mamata court Bengal

Cooch Behar, the crucial north West Bengal district in India, became subject to strong opposing political views yesterday as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held rallies within 30 km of each other.

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Fighters target military in drone attacks on capital

Opponents of army rule in Myanmar said yesterday they carried out drone attacks on two military targets in its capital Naypyitaw, attacks which, if confirmed, would be a major blow to the image of a junta struggling to govern.

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Lanka sees no need for talks with India on island it ceded

Sri Lanka does not see any need to re-open talks on a contentious island ceded to it by New Delhi 50 years ago, the foreign minister has said, after the low-key territorial squabble turned into a hot-button election issue in India.

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Indian Air Force plans to activate emergency landing on highways

The Indian Air Force today said it plans to activate Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) on highways across the country

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Why was Taiwan so well prepared for the earthquake?

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan's scenic and largely rural east coast county of Hualien on Wednesday, local official Chang Tung-yao knew exactly what to do, having experienced a similar temblor six years before

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Helicopter rescues Taiwan miners as earthquake injuries top 1,000

A helicopter plucked to safety on Thursday six people stranded in a mining area after Taiwan's worst earthquake in 25 years, while hundreds of aftershocks rocking the eastern region near its epicentre drove scores more to seek shelter outdoors..The number of injured in Wednesday's 7.2-magn

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Magnitude-6.0 quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami alert

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck off northeastern Japan's Fukushima region on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued

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