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  • Hathras gang rape: India victim’s death sparks outrage0

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    • September 29, 2020

    BBC    29 September 2020 image copyrightAFPimage captionA social activist hold placards during a protest against rape in Delhi A 19-year-old Dalit (formerly untouchable) woman has died after she was allegedly gang raped by four upper-caste men, sparking outrage in India. The woman was admitted to a hospital in Delhi two weeks ago with several

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  • Karachi fire: Two to hang for garment factory inferno0

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    • September 22, 2020

    BBC.COM  22 September 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-54250075 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The charred remains of the abandoned factory are a reminder of what happened A court in Karachi has sentenced two men to death for arson after finding them guilty of starting Pakistan’s deadliest industrial fire, which killed some 260 people in 2012. The men were

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  • A 13th-Century Persian poet’s lessons for today0

    BBC By Joobin Bekhrad 24th June 2020 Sa’di’s remarkable poetry is perpetually modern and full of ‘benevolent wisdom’ on how to live. Joobin Bekhrad revisits the life and work of ‘the cheerer of men’s hearts’. I In the 13th Century AD, during one of the most turbulent periods in Iranian history, the poet Sa’di left

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  • Coronavirus: How ‘overreaction’ made Vietnam a virus success0

    By Anna Jones BBC News 15 May 2020 Coronavirus pandemic Despite a long border with China and a population of 97 million people, Vietnam has recorded only just over 300 cases of Covid-19 on its soil and not a single death. Nearly a month has passed since its last community transmission and the country is

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  • The law of generosity combatting coronavirus in Pakistan0

    As Pakistan imposes greater social distancing measures to combat coronavirus, a Muslim law of generosity is helping to save those out of work. By Aysha Imtiaz 1 April 2020 Outside grocery stores in Karachi, a remarkable scene has been unfolding over the past two weeks. Instead of rushing home after shopping to avoid being exposed

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  • Manmohan Singh: Former PM says India situation ‘grim and morose’0

    6 March 2020 BBC Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has warned of “social disharmony, economic slowdown and a global health epidemic” facing the country. “The current situation is very grim and morose,” he wrote in a sharply critical op-ed in The Hindu newspaper. The article comes in the wake of the most violent riots

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  • India and Bangladesh: Migration claims fact-checked0

    21 February 2020   BBC Reality Check As controversy continues over India’s moves to restrict rights to citizenship, a row has erupted between India and its eastern neighbour, Bangladesh. Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy recently claimed that Bangladesh would be half empty if India allowed everyone who entered the country illegally

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