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The Indian army patrolled riot-hit areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Aug. 27 after the death toll rose to seven in two days of caste-related violence.
BANGKOK - Agence France-Presse
Thailand destroyed more than two tons of ivory on Aug. 26 - a victory for animal rights groups fighting against the trade in a country renowned for being a hub for illegal tusks.
MOSCOW - AFP
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev landed Aug. 22 in the Kuril islands, prompting a swift rebuke from Tokyo, which claims sovereignty over the northwest Pacific archipelago in a long-running dispute.
SEOUL - Agence France-Presse
North and South Korea stepped back from the brink Aug. 25, with an agreement that ended a dangerous military stand-off but left a host of perennial tension-raising irritants unresolved
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his frontline troops onto a war footing Aug. 21 to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the border or face concerted military action
COLOMBO - Agence France-Presse
The Maldives has put former president Mohamed Nasheed back in jail a month after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest, his party said on Aug. 24.
SEOUL - Reuters
South Korea said it fired tens of artillery rounds towards North Korea on Aug. 20 after the North launched a shell towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, as tension escalated on the peninsula
NEW DELHI - The Associated Press
India and Pakistan blamed each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers that were scheduled for this week, with the rivals squabbling over the agenda.
Thai monks led prayers Aug. 19 at a ceremony to reopen a Bangkok shrine hit by a deadly bombing, as police hunted a man seen calmly planting a backpack before the explosion that killed 20 people
KUALA LUMPUR - Agence France-Presse
Malaysian police said on Aug. 23 they had found 24 human skeletons - all believed to be victims of trafficking - in newly discovered graves along the Thai border in the northern Malaysian state of Perlis.
COLOMBO - Reuters
Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in Sri Lanka's general election has ended in defeat as results on August 18 showed the alliance that toppled him making decisive gains.
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