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India's Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

The announcement caps years of speculation that the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty would take over from his 71-year-old mother Sonia who has led the party for nearly two decades

The announcement caps years of speculation that the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty ...

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India's Congress party names Rahul Gandhi president

Experts say this election is a serious challenge to Modi as his rivals ride a wave of ...

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India's PM Modi faces test as his home state votes

Unprecedented scenes of Sri Lankan cricketers wearing face masks reignites debate about ...

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Doctors say no to sport in Delhi as cricketers choke in smog

Myanmar's Catholic church earlier advised Francis not to stray into the incendiary issue ...

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Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses 'Rohingya' word

'I wept, I tried to do it in a way that it couldn't be seen. They wept too. I told myself ...

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Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

(UPDATED) 'In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the ...

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Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

'Today the presence of God is also called Rohingya,' the Pope says after an emotional ...

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Pope Francis refers to 'Rohingya' after meeting refugees

Pakistan police say at least three militants opened fire at security near the gates of ...

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9 dead as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school

Francis, the first pope to visit Muslim-majority Bangladesh in 31 years, arrives in a ...

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Pope leads Dhaka mass before Rohingya meeting

Pope Francis praises Bangladesh for taking in the mass exodus across the border into ...

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Pope Francis urges world to act on Rohingya refugee crisis