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Modi protest: Hundreds of thousands of Indians take to streets to oppose prime minister

India’s main opposition parties joined forces against prime minister Narendra Modi at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections. The 23 regional groups said they forged a common front to stop Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which beat the main opposition Congress and regional …

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US Navy chief hints aircraft carrier could be sent through Taiwan Strait, despite threat of new Chinese missiles

The US Navy could still send an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait in spite of Chinese military technology advances which pose a greater threat to American warships than ever before, the US chief of naval operations has said. Such an operation would inevitably increase the risk of military conflict …

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Chinese police ordered to focus on quashing popular uprisings and ‘maintaining social control’

The central role of China’s police force is to protect the Communist Party regime from popular uprisings, the country’s most senior police official has said. Speaking in an address marking the 70th anniversary year of the founding of modern-day China, public security minister Zhao Kezhi said that “maintaining social control” …

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Rohingya crisis: Hundreds of families flee India for Bangladesh to avoid deportation to Myanmar

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim families have left India for Bangladesh since seven Rohingya men were deported to their home country Myanmar in October, community leaders said on Thursday, and more were preparing to flee a crackdown. India’s Hindu nationalist government regards the Rohingya as illegal aliens and a security risk, …

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