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Narendra Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam

Prime minister inaugurates India's biggest dam on his 67th birthday, ignoring warnings from environmental groups.

Sardar Sarovar Dam

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Roadside bomb kills tribal officials in Pakistan

At least seven people have been killed in an explosion in the tribal area of Bajaur agency in northwest of the country.

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Bangladesh restricts movement of Rohingya refugees

Police issue order prohibiting more than 400,000 Rohingya refugees from leaving areas designated by the government.

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Voting concludes in key Pakistan by-election

Former Pakistani prime minister's wife Kulsoom running for office of vacated seat in poll seen as political barometer.

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Pakistan's Sharif faces key by-poll after dismissal

Ousted Prime Minister's wife Kulsoom running for office of vacated seat in poll seen as political barometer.

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UN: Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh exceeds 400,000

Bangladeshi leader seeks global help as Rohingya Muslims continue to flee Myanmar, overwhelming Bangladesh.

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Pakistan sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

Nadeem James was arrested in 2016 after he allegedly sent a poem ridiculing Prophet Mohammad to his friend on WhatsApp.

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Syria talks in Astana aim for lasting ceasefires

Representatives of government and opposition meet again in Kazakh capital with focus primarily on de-escalation zones.

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Bangladesh PM urges Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees

Sheikh Hasina offers temporary shelter to Muslim-minority group but calls on Myanmar government to create safe zones.

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Quetta: Gunmen kill Hazara Shia Muslim family members

The victims, including a 13-year-old boy, were travelling in a taxi from Afghanistan to Quetta when they were shot dead.

sectarian attack

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Bangladesh FM: Violence against Rohingya 'is genocide'

Bangladesh's rights commission also says it's considering 'pressing for a trial against Myanmar' on charges of genocide.

Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

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Rights group finds evidence Myanmar army targeted Rohingya and committed crimes against humanity in Rakhine state.

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