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    OIC has no locus standi on Kashmir: India at UN

    Reacting to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s statement on the Kashmir issue at the United Nations, India on Friday said the group has no locus standi to comment on its internal affairs.

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    India calls Rohingya refugees ‘threat to national security’

    India’s top court is hearing a challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s decision to deport Rohingya Muslims, filed by two Rohingyas living in Delhi who fled their village in Myanmar’s.

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    Modi, Abe lay foundation for bullet train in India

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Abe at the ceremony for the railway project that will link Mumbai and Ahmedabad, before holding their summit in Gandhinagar in the western state of Gujarat.

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    Amnesty calls for ban on pellet shotguns in held Kashmir

    Amnesty International on Wednesday reiterated its call for a ban on pellet-firing shotguns used by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir to quell civilian protests.In a report the rights group.

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    Myanmar Disaster Marks Death of Nobel Peace Prize: Iran Leader

    Iran leader said the disaster in Myanmar, which is blamed on the ‘cruel’ Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, marks the death of this international prize.

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    Pakistan made great sacrifices in fighting terror, country has ‘clear conscience’:China

    Pakistan has made great sacrifices in fighting terror and has a clear conscience, China said on Friday, barely five days after Beijing joined other Brics members in condemning the terror groups.

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    India: Five sentenced in 1993 Mumbai blast case

    A special TADA court had in June convicted six persons, including mastermind Mustafa Dossa and Salem, in the serial blasts case, 24 years after the attacks left 257 people dead in the country's financial capital.

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    India, Myanmar sign 11 MoUs to bolster bilateral relationship

    Marking a new foundation to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements ranging from maritime security to cultural exchange.

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    Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh shot dead

    A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the southern state of Karnataka, police say.Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of blood at her doorstep.

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    China wants 'healthy, stable' relations with India: Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday sought to move past a tense border dispute with India, telling Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two nuclear-armed neighbours should pursue “healthy, stable” relations.

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    BRICS name militant groups as regional security concern

    The leaders of the five emerging market BRICS powers have for the first time named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan as a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account.

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    India's Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects.

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    Pakistanis reject Trump remarks on harboring militants

    Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning US President Donald Trump’s accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan, denouncing them as “hostile” and “threatening.”

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    Deaths in Mumbai building collapse, 'dozens' trapped

    Rescuers using diggers could be seen sifting through the remains of the four-storey residential building which gave way around 08:40am (03:10 GMT) in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar.

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    Myanmar villages burn as military cracks down on militants

    Smoke billowed from at least three burning villages in the remote section of Rakhine state where Myanmar's military is carrying out sweeps for militants, an AFP reporter saw on Wednesday.

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    Value ties with Pak, looks forward to scheduling meetings: US

    The US values its relationship and partnership with Pakistan, the Trump administration has said, days after Islamabad suspended official visits and talks with Washington to protest against President Donald Trump.

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    China, India rivalry looms over BRICS summit

    China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies.

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    Why India’s cities are struggling with extreme rainfall

    As parts of India’s financial capital went under after more than 200mm rainfall – the equivalent of 11 days of average daily monsoon rainfall in 12 hours – on August 29, 2017, the deluge mirrored.

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    Pakistan suspended talks, visits with US

    Pakistan suspended bilateral talks and visits with the US "as a mark of protest over the recent anti-Pakistan diatribe by US President Donald Trump", said top government sources to Dawn newspaper.

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    After deadly protests, Indian states in lockdown for 'godman's' rape sentencing

    India is deploying thousands of riot police and shutting down internet services in two northern states, as it prepares for the sentencing on Monday of a self-styled ’godman’ whose followers went on the rampage.

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    Indian guru sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape

    An Indian court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ‘Insan’ 10 years of imprisonment on Monday in the makeshift court in the Sunaira district jail in Rohtak where rape.

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    Pakistan ‘postpones’ visit by senior US official

    Pakistan has had a visit by a senior US official to the country postponed amid high anti-American sentiment in the country following controversial remarks made by US President Donald Trump.

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    Turkey seeks Iran 'alliance' against Kurds as US pull wanes

    The symbolism was huge, as was the message that followed: the highest level talks in almost 40 years between Turkish and Iranian military commanders, then an announcement by Turkey's president of a new "alliance".

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    India withdraws troops from disputed Himalayan region

    India has begun withdrawing troops from a disputed Himalayan region on the border with China, foreign ministries from the two countries announced Monday, defusing a tense stand-off that had threatened.

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