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Rahul Gandhi: The rise of Gandhi family scion

Rahul Gandhi's elevation comes as the 132-year-old party struggles to challenge the political dominance of Modi's BJP.

Rahul Gandhi

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US Jerusalem move: Fury spreads from Jakarta to Rabat

Tens of thousands rally in Asian, Middle Eastern and North African cities protesting against Trump's Jerusalem decision.

US embassy in Lebanon

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Nepal election: Leftist alliance set for victory

Alliance of communist parties appears set to win a majority of seats in first general election since end of civil war.

Nepal election

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UN: Myanmar may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya

UN rights chief says Myanmar military's abuses against the Rohingya may 'contain elements of genocide'.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor dies at age 79

Scion of Bollywood's Kapoor family acted in more than 100 Hindi films and also appeared in Merchant Ivory productions.

Shashi Kapoor

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Iran: Chabahar Port promise and nuclear deal threat

New Iranian port eases India trade into Afghanistan and benefits the economy as US nuclear-deal opposition looms large.

Chabahar Port

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Rohingya women sold as sex slaves in Bangladesh

Girls as young as 13 abducted by traffickers as aid agencies raise concerns over the safety of women in refugee camps.

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Gunmen attack Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

Several also wounded in attack at Agricultural Training Institute in Peshawar, claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

Agriculture Institute in Peshawar

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Pope Francis utters the word 'Rohingya' after criticism

Francis meets Rohingya refugees in Dhaka after coming under fire for failing to mention them in a speech in Myanmar.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: What we know about 'the Lady'

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi has drawn condemnation for her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

Aung San Suu Kyi

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Pope meets Suu Kyi, fails to mention Rohingya in speech

Pontiff alludes to suffering of Rohingya but avoids directly referring to ethnic group in visit to Myanmar.

Pope meets Suu Kyi

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Satellite imagery released by HRW shows Rohingya dwellings razed between late December and February.

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