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    US withholds $65m from UN aid programme for Palestinians

    The United States will withhold $65m in aid for a UN agency that provides services for Palestinian refugees, a US official said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration appeared to carry out a threat.

    South Asia
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    Nepal ends India’s monopoly on internet access with new Chinese link

    Nepal’s information and communication minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet and Chinese ambassador Yu Hong inaugurated the link during a ceremony in Kathmandu, reflecting China’s growing engagement.

    Technology
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    Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

    The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said on Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

    South Asia
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    Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect over 16m

    More than 16 million people have been affected by floods in South Asia, aid workers and officials said, with heavy rains and damaged roads hampering relief efforts amid severe food shortages and a growing risk.

    South Asia
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    Nepali girl dies due to banned Hindu practice

    A 15-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient Hindu practice that has been banned for over a decade, police said Monday.

    South Asia

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