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Tinder gives women in India more control over conversations

'My Move' feature on popular dating app gives women the option to prevent men from messaging.

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UN: 'Credible' reports of Afghan civilians killed in air strike

Nine members of a family were killed last week as UN raises concern over increase in civilian deaths.

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India: Cop on video thrashes woman for relations with Muslim man

'You prefer Muslims when there are so many Hindus around,' a policeman is heard saying in the video.

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BJP chief slammed for calling Bangladeshi migrants 'termites'

Amit Shah's 'disturbing' and 'unwanted remark' criticised by Bangladesh as well as human rights groups.

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Report blames Myanmar army for 'large-scale' attacks on Rohingya

US State Department report could be used to justify further US sanctions against Myanmar authorities.

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India's Modi launches 'world's largest' health insurance scheme

Ayushman Bharat programme dubbed 'Modicare' promises to insure 500 million poor people across the country.

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Nepal set to double tiger population under WWF global plan

Nepal's efforts to increase its tigers are part of a 13-country plan to double the number of tigers worldwide.

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Maldives opposition claims presidential election victory

Solih, candidate from the coalition of opposition parties, calls for 'just and peaceful society' after claiming victory.

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Khan disappointed by 'arrogant' India after talks cancellation

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams India's decision to cancel talks on sidelines of UN General Assembly.

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Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

More than 3,000 children were killed or wounded in 2017, accounting for one-third of total civilian casualties.

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Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's tribal people

India's indigenous children are more likely to die or suffer from malnutrition than those from other communities.

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