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Tens of thousands turn out for Myanmar interfaith rally

Tens of thousands of people filled a football stadium in Yangon for an interfaith rally on Tuesday, a show of unity

Pesticide poisoning kills 20 farmers in Indian state

Twenty Indian farmers have died and hundreds of others are in hospital after inhaling poisonous pesticides while spraying crops, officials said

Pakistan tribesmen demand abolition of century-old law

Hundreds of people from Pakistan’s militancy-racked tribal areas rallied in Islamabad Monday calling on the government to abolish colonial-era British laws

Seven killed as India military chopper crashes

An Indian military helicopter ferrying kerosene cans burst into flames Friday near the border with China, killing seven troops, the army

Bangladesh Islamists call to arm Rohingya

Thousands of Islamist hardliners marched in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong Friday calling for the government to arm Rohingya Muslim refugees

Cricket: Sri Lanka suspend Gunathilaka from six matches


Sri Lanka Cricket Thursday slapped a six-match ban on allrounder Danushka Gunathilaka for “misconduct” during the recent series against India

Bangladesh allocates land for giant Rohingya camp


Bangladesh will expand a massive settlement under construction in its southernmost district to house 900,000 Rohingya Muslims, a minister said

Suicide attack kills 13 in Pakistan: officials


A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s restive southwest Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding

India central bank holds rates, cuts growth outlook amid slowdown

India’s central bank held interest rates at a seven-year-low on Wednesday as it downgraded growth forecasts for Asia’s third largest economy

Indian cross-border firing kills two in Pakistan: officials

Two civilians were killed and two others wounded after Indian troops fired into Pakistani Kashmir Wednesday, officials said, causing Islamabad to