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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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Bangladesh to repatriate first batch of Rohingyas to Myanmar

Bangladesh is ready to begin repatriating Rohingya refugees to Myanmar from November 15 even as it urged the international community to sustain pressure on Myanmar to provide security to returning refugees.

Modi meets US Vice President

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US Vice President Mike Pence in Singapore on Wednesday. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit which both will attend.

Sri Lanka's Parliament votes out Rajapaksa government

The Sri Lankan legislature on Wednesday passed a vote of no confidence in the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was controversially appointed to the post by President Maithripala Sirisena last month.

Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns presidential proclamation

The Sri Lankan Supreme Court has overruled President Maithripala Sirisena’s dissolution of parliament and ordered a stop to preparations for the elections announced for January 5 next year.

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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.


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.