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Pak PM rejects Trump's allegations, visits Malaysia

As he prepared to leave for Malaysia on Tuesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan categorically rejected US President Donald Trump's allegations that Islamabad had failed to cooperate with the US and had helped former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden hide in Pakistan for 10 years until his death at the hands of the US military in a covert operation in 2011.

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India, China to step up defence cooperation

India and China have agreed to step up their military exchanges and interactions at the 9th India-China Annual Defence and Security Dialogue.

Jailed photographer granted bail by Bangladesh court

A court in Bangladesh granted bail to veteran photojournalist Shahidul Alam on November 15. Alam was arrested in August on charges of spreading anti-government propaganda.

Fights in Lankan Parliament worsen country’s political crisis

The latest escalation of the political crisis that has left Sri Lanka without a Prime Minister or Cabinet saw Sri Lankan lawmakers physically fight in Parliament on November 15 a day after a no-confidence motion was passed ousting the controversially appointed Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Quad officials discuss regional cooperation

Officials from Australia, India, Japan and the US, collectively known as the Quad, met on November 15 to consult on regional and global issues of common interest, including the situation in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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Cyclonic storm Gaja batters South India

A severe cyclonic storm, Gaja, battered the coast of the southern Indian state Tamil Nadu on Friday, leaving at least 15 people dead and causing widespread destruction.

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Japan seeks to boost connectivity with India's Northeast

Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu has said his country is serious about boosting connectivity in India's north-eastern states by building roads and bridges.

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