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  • Eyeing China, US and India accelerate defense bonds0

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    • October 29, 2020

    Agence-France Presse 28 October 2020 View photos US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (2nd L) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) lay wreaths at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on October 27, 2020 More Two days of meetings by the top US and Indian diplomatic and defense chiefs in New Delhi underscored

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  • No money, no sheep: lockdown hampers Eid in Kashmir0

    Jalees ANDRABI, AFP •August 11, 2019   Kashmir’s main city Srinagar is under military lockdown, shuttering businesses and complicating the celebration of Eid al-Adha Kashmir’s main city Srinagar is under military lockdown, shuttering businesses and complicating the celebration of Eid al-Adha (AFP Photo/Sajjad HUSSAIN) Tradition dictates that Muslims slaughter a sheep during Monday’s Eid al-Adha festival,

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  • Cardinal calls on Sri Lanka government to quit0

    Malcolm Ranjith takes Colombo to task over alleged failure to investigate ‘international conspiracy’ behind deadly Easter bombings By AFP Staff The head of Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church Sunday called for the government to resign over its alleged failure to investigate an “international conspiracy” behind the deadly Easter bombings. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said the authorities

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  • Xinjiang surveillance app targets legal, everyday behaviour: rights group0

    Elaine YU, AFP•May 1, 2019 Hong Kong (AFP) – Chinese authorities are using a mobile app designed for mass surveillance to profile, investigate and detain Muslims in Xinjiang by labelling “completely lawful” behaviour as suspicious, a Human Rights Watch report said Thursday. Beijing has come under international criticism over its policies in the northwest region

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  • Bangladesh bourse approves China bid, rejects India offer0

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    • February 23, 2018

    By AFP    20 February 2018  The Bangladeshi capital Dhaka: China and India are competing for influence in the country Bangladesh has agreed to sell a large stake in its stock exchange to a Chinese consortium, an official said Tuesday, rebuffing a rival bid from India that raised political sensitivities. The Dhaka Stock Exchange on February 10

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  • UK’s Johnson urges ‘independent’ probe of Rohingya crisis in Suu Kyi talks0

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    • February 12, 2018

    Myanmar Ministry of Information/AFP / Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) shakes hands with Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the start of their meeting in Naypyidaw, in a photo taken and released on February 11, 2018 by Myanmar’s Ministry of Information Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday

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