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Rise of sectarian violence a concern in India elections

20 May 2019, 9:35 PM

India is in the penultimate phase of its elections and, so far, one of the issues that’s been front and centre on the campaign trail is the rise of sectarian violence.

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Riaz, Amir and Asif named in Pakistan’s final World Cup squad

20 May 2019, 4:46 PM

Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir have been drafted in to Pakistan’s final 15-man squad for the World Cup along with middle-order batsman Asif Ali, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on Monday.

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Street clashes leave Kolkata on edge ahead of India vote climax

15 May 2019, 10:44 AM

Clashes between followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and an opposition leader heightened tensions in the key Indian city of Kolkata on Wednesday ahead of the final round of the country’s hard-fought national election.

More protests in Indian Kashmir over child’s rape

14 May 2019, 1:59 PM

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir fired tear gas on Tuesday as thousands of students protested for a second day over the alleged rape of a three-year-old child.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote outside a polling station.

Militants kill politician ahead of new round of India vote

5 May 2019, 10:21 AM

Suspected militants shot dead a local leader of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in disputed Kashmir ahead of the latest round of polling.

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