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  • Kartarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan?0

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    • November 30, 2018

    Kartarpur corridor: A road to peace between India and Pakistan? By Secunder Kermani BBC News, Kartarpur 29 November 2018 Image caption Gurcharan Singh welcomes the opportunity to unite Indians and Pakistanis   Seventy-five-year-old Gurcharan Singh was just a child during Partition in 1947, when his family left their home in the city of Sialkot, in

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  • Xinjiang official defends ‘education centres’ for Uighur Muslims0

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    • October 17, 2018

    16 October 2018 The top official in China’s Xinjiang region has given the most detailed description yet of the alleged use of internment camps for Uighur Muslims. In an interview with state media, Shohrat Zakir said the “vocational education” centres were proving effective in staving off terrorism. He said “trainees” were grateful for the opportunity

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  • Bangladesh to hang 19 for deadly attack on 2004 rally0

    BBC  10.10.18 Image copyrightGETTY IMAGE Image captionMore than 20 people died and hundreds were injured in the attack  A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 19 people to death for their role in a deadly grenade attack on a 2004 political rally in the capital Dhaka. Those to hang include a former minister and deputy minister,

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  • India Assam: ‘I won’t die before I prove my Indian citizenship0

    3 September 2018 Image caption(L-R) Suchandra Goswami, Chandradhar Das and Ajit Das have all spent time in a detention camp Some 1,000 people have been sent to detention centres in India’s north-eastern state of Assam after being declared illegal citizens. BBC Hindi’s Nitin Srivastava reports on what life has been like for some of them.

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  • Shahidul Alam: Jailed journalist’s powerful photos of Bangladesh0

    15 August 2018 Image copyrightEPA Renowned Bangladeshi photographer and activist Shahidul Alam has been jailed in the wake of mass demonstrations by young people earlier this month. He took his camera into the streets to document the fury of thousands of students fed up with unsafe roads after two children were killed by a speeding

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  • Bangladesh protests: How dangerous are the roads?0

    By Reality Check teamBBC News  7 August 2018 Image copyrightAFPImage captionProtests went on for several days after two students were killed by a bus Bangladesh has been gripped by protests since two children were killed by a speeding bus in Dhaka on 29 July. The news spread quickly via social media and the capital has seen

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  • Bangladesh protests: How a traffic accident stopped a city of 18 million6 August 20180

    6 August 2018 Bangladesh student protests Image copyrightAFPImage captionStudents have defied calls to return home For more than a week, Bangladesh has been gripped by mass protests triggered by the death of two children in a traffic accident. The demonstrators, overwhelmingly young people, are demanding that the government take action to improve road safety. The

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  • India women: Anti-trafficking activists raped after staging street play0

    22 June 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jharkhand has been in the spotlight after three teenagers were raped and burnt alive Five Indian anti-trafficking activists performing a street play were gang-raped at gunpoint in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police have confirmed. The women were forced into cars and raped in a “secluded

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  • Tibet activist jailed in China over language campaign0

    22 May 2018 Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionA volunteer holds placards of detained Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-cheh (L) and Tibetan education advocate Tashi Wangchuk (R) A Tibetan activist has been jailed for five years in China for “inciting separatism,” after he spoke to the New York Times about efforts to preserve his native language. Tashi Wangchuk was

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  • Crossing Divides: Hindus and Sikhs help build a mosque in India0

    By Arvind Chhabra BBC Punjabi, Chandigarh                27 April 2018 India’s religious groups have so often clashed, with recent years marred by violence. But a remarkable gesture has helped foster a rare harmony in one village. As mason Nazim “Raja” Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in

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  • Manzoor Pashteen: The young tribesman rattling Pakistan’s army0

    By M Ilyas Khan BBC News, Islamabad 23 April 2018   Image copyright Alamy Image caption Manzoor Pashteen has accused the Pakistani military of promoting militancy Tens of thousands of Pashtuns are demanding an end to extrajudicial killings and abductions they blame on the Pakistani state – and a charismatic young man has become their

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  • Rakhine state: Hatred and despair in Myanmar’s restive region0

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    • February 8, 2018

    By Jonathan Head South East Asia correspondent 8 February 2018 Climbing a small, scrubby hill behind the little riverside town of Mrauk U, a dreamy landscape reveals itself, of centuries-old stupas wreathed in mist, dotted with farming communities. Anywhere else this spectacular monument would surely be overrun by tourists. But in Mrauk U just a

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  • Maldives orders army to resist any Supreme Court impeachment order0

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    • February 4, 2018

      Image copyright AFP Image caption Police broke up opposition celebrations of a Supreme Court ruling on Friday The Maldives government has ordered the security forces to resist any move by the Supreme Court to arrest or impeach President Abdulla Yameen. The court on Friday had ruled the trial of exiled ex-President Mohamed Nasheed unconstitutional

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  • Quetta’s Hazara: The community caged in its own city0

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    • December 12, 2017

    By Secunder Kermani BBC News, Quetta 12 December 2017 Close to 1,000 victims of militant attacks are said to be buried in the cemetery of the Mari Abad district of Quetta. Some of the graves are clustered together, where family members have been buried side by side. The district in south-west Pakistan is almost entirely

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