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Foreigners, including Pakistanis, detained as Sri Lanka searches for clue

Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 people in potentially the deadliest operation claimed by the militant Islamic State.

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Brother to replace Nawaz Sharif as PML-N President

Shehbaz Sharif, younger brother of judicially ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will be the new head of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Leader of the House in Pakistani Senate Raja Zafarul Haq has said.

Nepal PM to visit India August 23

Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is embarking a five-day state visit to India on August 23  The visit is significant as Deuba chose to visit New Delhi first after being elected the PM just two month back.

Trump's immigration reform to affect Indians, South Asians

President Donald Trump has endorsed a bill with far-reaching consequences for Indians and South Asians that would drastically cut immigration to the United States while boosting skilled immigration at the cost of extended family members and unskilled labour.

UNODC South Asia pushes for ‘collective action’ on human trafficking

Calling for collective action to protect and assist victims of human trafficking, senior government officials and experts from India, Bangladesh and Nepal emphasised the need to institutionalize a regional referral mechanism to boost joint efforts at a program convened by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) South Asia and the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs on July 31.

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