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Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries

Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries Fri, 04 Jan, 2019

Congratulatory messages are flowing to Bangladesh's Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina, ensuring she will withstand the reverberating calls to investigate serious allegations of widespread irregularities in Sunday's election that was dominated by her coalition.
Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks

Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks Tue, 01 Jan, 2019

Sydney and Hong Kong put on stunning fireworks displays to welcome to the New Year, among the first in a wave of celebrations for billions around the world.
Bangladesh probes vote rigging allegations in election hit by violence

Bangladesh probes vote rigging allegations in election hit by violence Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

Bangladesh's Election Commission is investigating allegations of vote rigging coming from across the country on Sunday, a spokesman told Reuters, as polling for a general election marred by violence drew to a close.
Taliban dismiss Afghanistan's peace talks offer

Taliban dismiss Afghanistan's peace talks offer Sun, 30 Dec, 2018

 The Taliban have rejected Kabul's offer of talks next month in Saudi Arabia where the militants, fighting to restore strict Islamic law in Afghanistan, will meet U.S. officials to further peace efforts, a Taliban leader said on Sunday.
10,500 arrests ahead of Bangladesh poll: opposition

10,500 arrests ahead of Bangladesh poll: opposition Tue, 25 Dec, 2018

Bangladesh police have arrested more than 10,500 opposition activists in a crackdown ahead of elections this week, opposition parties said Tuesday.
Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as Myanmar prepares for first returnees Mon, 12 Nov, 2018

Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them.
Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deaths

Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deaths Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

Armed soldiers and police fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Monday as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to mourn the deaths of civilians and armed rebels during confrontation with government forces.
Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the polls

Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the polls Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

Afghans are bracing for more deadly violence on Saturday as voters turn out for the long-delayed legislative election across the war-torn country that the Taliban has vowed to attack.
UN sends Sri Lanka peacekeeping commander home over alleged atrocities

UN sends Sri Lanka peacekeeping commander home over alleged atrocities Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

The United Nations has asked Sri Lanka to immediately repatriate a commander serving in the peacekeeping force in Mali following allegations that he was linked to atrocities committed during Sri Lanka's war with Tamil Tigers.

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India Fri, 19 Oct, 2018

A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India's worst rail disaster this year.

Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London

Wife of Pakistan's jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The cancer-stricken wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif died in London on Tuesday while her husband and daughter were in prison, officials said.
At least 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters

At least 32 killed in suicide attack on Afghan protesters Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections.
Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader

Afghan Taliban announces death of Haqqani network leader Tue, 04 Sep, 2018

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and feared militant groups, has died after a long illness, their allies the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday.
Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps Sun, 19 Aug, 2018

A deluge in India's flood-stricken southwestern state of Kerala finally let up on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, while authorities feared an outbreak of disease among two million people crammed into relief camps.
Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.

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