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Some Kashmir restrictions eased

SRINAGAR (India): India has eased some restrictions on movement in Kashmir but phones and the internet remained cut off for a 12th day yesterday, a police official in the restive…

Moon offers olive branch to Japan

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan yesterday, offering to “join hands” if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries dip to fresh…

Modi hails path-breaking move

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed yesterday his “path-breaking” move to strip Kashmir of its autonomy, as his Pakistani counterpart warned of possible “ethnic cleansing”. Parts of Kashmir…

Powerful Japan storm turns deadly

TOKYO: A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan yesterday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories…