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Masood Azhar

India ‘disappointed’ as China foils bid to blacklist JeM chief

India said it was "disappointed" by China's move to once again stall its bid to blacklist Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based armed group that claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.
At least 42 people died in the attack, the deadliest in Kashmir in more than two decades [AFP]

India warns Pakistan of a ‘strong response’ for Kashmir attack

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" one day after at least 42 troops were killed in Kashmir, with New Delhi calling for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack.
Maneka Gandhi

India orders children’s home checks after sex abuse scandals

India has ordered the inspection of at least 9,000 shelters for abandoned and orphaned children after a wave of sex abuse scandals shocked the country, a minister reportedly said.

Facebook begins fact-checking news for users in India

Facebook says the fact-checking program is aimed at fighting “the spread of false news,” and the company has partnered with independent journalism initiative BOOM, which is certified by the International Fact-Checking Network.

India withdraws move to crackdown on journalists publishing ‘fake news’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered the withdrawal of a move to crackdown on journalists responsible for distributing fake news, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Schoolboy suspended for ‘long hug’ with female classmate

An Indian school principal Wednesday defended suspending a male student for embracing a female classmate in "a long hug", vowing to uphold "decorum" even as his decision is challenged in court.

Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

The killing of an investigative journalist in India's north-eastern state of Tripura on Tuesday has sparked outrage, with concerns about safety of media persons reporting from remote areas.

Dozens feared trapped after building collapses in India

Dozens of people are feared trapped or dead under debris after a plastic bag factory in an Indian city collapsed.

Outrage mounts over dozens of infant deaths at India hospital

A key ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing calls for his resignation after at least 64 children died at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages.

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China prosecutes 76 for telecom fraud

A total of 76 suspects have been arrested and prosecuted on Tuesday for telecom fraud in east China’s Anhui Province, according to local police.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC raids former Lagos governor’s residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is raiding the Epe, Lagos residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, and that of his Chief of Staff.
Flying Eagles midfielder Kingsley Micheal has signed a new contract with Serie A giant, Bologna after the club announced.

Former Flying Eagles star signs new deal with Serie A club

Former Flying Eagles midfielder Kingsley Micheal has signed a new contract with Serie A giant, Bologna, after the club announced.
Barcelona is set to sell off another star after securing a loan move for Phillippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich in a bid to fund a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar this summer.

Barca plan to sell off another star to fund Neymar’s move

Barcelona is set to sell off another star after securing a loan move for Phillippe Coutinho to Bayern Munich in a bid to fund a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar this summer.
Victor Moses

Victor Moses delighted after scoring, assisting in Fenerbahce win

Former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses is delighted after scoring and providing two-assist in Fenerbahce 5-0 win over Gazisehir Gaziantep FK at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium Turkish Super Lig on Monday night.