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South Asia: Southern region of Asia
South Asia or Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent, which comprises the sub-Himalayan countries and, for some authorities, adjoining countries to the west and east. Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate, which rises above sea level as northern parts of India south of the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. South Asia is bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean and on land by West Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

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World Health Organization Shifts Focus to New COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

World Health Organization Shifts Focus to New COVID-19 Hotspots

Russia, Africa, the Americas, parts of South Asia and a few countries in Europe are among the regions being monitored.

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South Asia braces for coronavirus [Video]

South Asia braces for coronavirus

Concerns have been growing about the toll the coronavirus could take in the region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Bhutan’s New Royal Baby Makes His Instagram Debut

bhutan’s new royal baby makes his instagram debut
In 1972, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of the South Asian nation Bhutan (population 750,000) made headlines for coining the phrase “Gross National Happiness” in an interview that chastised other..
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Maldives, UAE foil Pakistan bid to form group to target India on Islamophobia at OIC

The Maldives and UAE thwarted a move by Pakistan to create an informal group of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) envoys at the United Nations on Islamophobia, Dawn newspaper reported. As..
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Pakistani legislator dies from COVID-19, as highest daily toll recorded

A Pakistani local legislator died on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19, hospital officials said, marking the first death of a political figure in the South Asian nation from the disease at a time..
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India's investment policy upsets Xiaomi, Oppo's consumer finance plans

Tougher scrutiny of foreign investment in India has soured the plans of China's smartphone manufacturers seeking to expand beyond selling hardware for a bigger share of the South Asian country's..
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Covid-19: Prince Charles launches emergency fund for India, South Asia


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South Asia coronavirus cases top 37,000, headache for governments eyeing lockdown end

South Asia's coronavirus infections have crossed 37,000, with more than half in India, official data showed on Thursday, complicating the task of governments looking to scale back lockdowns that have..
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India presidential palace isolates 500 over virus scare; Pakistan's Khan to be tested

About 500 people entered self-isolation in staff quarters of India's presidential palace on Tuesday, and Pakistan's prime minister was due to be tested, as the coronavirus spreading through South Asia..
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Indian presidential palace isolates 500 people in coronavirus alarm

About 500 people entered self-isolation at India's presidential palace on Tuesday after a worker's relative tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest alarm close to public figures as the..
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Liyna Anwar, 30, Dies; Publicized Inequities in Stem Cell Registry

She was a journalist of South Asian descent whose struggle to find a matching donor to treat her leukemia became a cri de coeur and encouraged more people of color to register.
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India's leadership helped South Asia to contain coronavirus so far, says European think-tank

In a commentary published on Friday, the European Foundation For South Asian Studies (EFSAS) said that the pro-active strategy adopted by India and the rest of South Asia in tackling Covid-19, at least..
IndiaTimes - Published

South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital

The number of people infected with the coronavirus crossed 22,000 in densely populated South Asia on Friday driven by a rise in cases in India as the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives locked..
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Bangladesh is about to lose its battle against Covid-19 endemic

Bangladesh, a small nation in South Asia is on the verge of facing an unimaginable consequence following government’s total failure in taking timely measures in containing the spread of coronavirus..
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World Bank warns South Asia's economic growth to slump

The World Bank has slashed its growth predictions for the South Asia region due to the coronavirus.
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Migrant workers returning home could spread coronavirus in sub-continent: World Bank

The World Bank said migrant workers returning home could become vectors carrying the coronavirus to unaffected states and villages. The World Bank said South Asia is one of the highest population..
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COVID-19 to hit S Asia very hard, likely to wipe out gains made in poverty alleviation:WB

The global coronavirus pandemic will hit South Asia very hard and the significant gains made in poverty alleviation in the region are likely to be wiped out due to the impact of the deadly disease, the..
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Bangladesh extends coronavirus lockdown, India's Modi mulls longer restrictions

In South Asia's latest moves to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Bangladesh has extended its nationwide lockdown by 11 days while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks on Saturday with..
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Repeal amended Citizenship Act immediately, Human Rights Watch urges India

Releasing a 82-page report, the human rights body's South Asia director Meenakhshi Ganguly said the newly amended law violates India's international obligations to prevent deprivation of citizenship on..
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India ramps up coronavirus tests as South Asian cases top 12,000

India said on Friday it ramped up coronavirus testing as documented cases there rose above 6,700 and topped 12,000 across South Asia.
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South Asian nations weigh tighter lockdowns as coronavirus cases hit 12,000

India accounts for more than half the tally of those infected with coronavirus across south Asia, which crossed 12,000 on Friday, government data showed, despite a harsh weeks-long clampdown to control..
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India curbs diagnostic testing kit exports as virus spreads

India is restricting the export of most diagnostic testing kits, as coronavirus cases in the South Asian nation topped 3,350 on Sunday despite a three-week nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the..
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Indian officials warn of lockdown extensions as COVID-19 cases in South Asia near 6,000

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in South Asia neared 6,000 on Saturday, even as authorities in some cities tightened restrictions on movement and warned lockdowns could be extended in a..
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Racing to stop coronavirus, India scours mosques to trace contacts with Delhi gathering

As coronavirus cases rose across densely-populated South Asia, authorities scoured mosques in northern India on Wednesday trying to trace people who attended the gathering of a Muslim group in New..
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India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

india and pakistan crack down on muslim group emerging as covid-19 cluster
Shares India and Pakistan sealed off centers belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities. Tablighi Jamaat is a..
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India cuts rates as distress mounts across South Asia over coronavirus

India's central bank slashed interest rates in an emergency move on Friday to counter the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic after the federal government locked down the country in order to..
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Indian business and transport suspended during 14-hour lockdown

Hundreds of millions of Indians stayed at home on Sunday, heeding the prime minister's appeal for people to self-isolate to contain the coronavirus as confirmed cases in South Asia surged to 1,144 with..
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One dead in Sri Lanka jail clash as South Asia tries to stem virus

One prisoner died and three others were injured when fighting broke out on Saturday in a Sri Lankan jail over rumors of coronavirus, as governments across South Asia tightened restrictions on movement..
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Sri Lanka imposes curfew as South Asia steps up coronavirus battle

Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide weekend curfew on Friday as South Asian countries escalated efforts to check the spread of coronavirus across the densely populated region of 1.9 billion people.
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India to participate in China-led video conference on coronavirus crisis

All of the South Asian countries including Pakistan and Bhutan will be present in the video conference.
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India locks down Kashmir region on coronavirus fears, South Asian markets slide

India blocked roads in Kashmir on Thursday after the insurgency-torn region reported its first case of coronavirus, as several other parts of the country imposed restrictions on public gatherings in..
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Flooded toilets, dirty sheets: South Asia quarantine centers worry experts

When Mrinal Sabharwal and his wife landed in New Delhi with hundreds of other passengers from Barcelona on Monday, they expected clean coronavirus quarantine facilities.
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Pakistan urges calm as coronavirus cases surge, Sri Lanka stops flights

Pakistan's prime minister has urged calm after its tally of coronavirus cases rose to 245 while Sri Lanka sealed itself off and shut its stock market on Wednesday, fuelling fears that South Asian..
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Coronavirus: ‘inevitable’ India will become outbreak hotspot, say health experts

coronavirus: ‘inevitable’ india will become outbreak hotspot, say health experts
Health experts have said that India could become the next major hotspot of the coronavirus outbreak, warning that the spread of the virus across the densely populated nation is “inevitable”. The..
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India shuts Taj Mahal; Pakistan cases rise after quarantine errors

India closed the Taj Mahal, its principal tourist site, and the financial hub of Mumbai ordered offices providing non-essential services to keep half their staff at home in increased measures to curb..
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Coronavirus closes India's Taj Mahal, Mumbai to keep half its office workers home

India closed the Taj Mahal, its top tourist site, and the financial hub of Mumbai ordered offices providing non-essential services to keep half their staff at home as efforts to control the spread of..
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India's Taj Mahal closed; Mumbai orders offices to keep half of workers at home

India closed the Taj Mahal, its top tourist site, and the financial hub of Mumbai ordered offices providing non-essential services to function at 50% staffing levels as efforts to control the spread of..
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Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Health authorities across South Asia reported rising numbers of coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the prospect of rapidly spreading outbreaks overwhelming poor medical facilities in a region that is..
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Time to collaborate, not grow apart: PM Modi to Saarc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a collaborative approach to dealing with Covid-19 in South Asia with shared data, expertise and a fund to which India will make an initial contribution of $10..
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India proposes regional fund to fight coronavirus as cases exceed 100

India proposed setting up an emergency fund to fight the coronavirus outbreak in South Asia on Sunday, with New Delhi offering $10 million to get it going, as the number of confirmed infections in the..
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'Leave no stone unturned': PM Modi's appeal to Saarc amid coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged all South Asian nations to chalk out a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak and leave no stone unturned to ensure that the people in the region..
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India closes a border, extends travel curbs as regional coronavirus cases rise

India ramped up travel restrictions and closed a border with neighboring Myanmar to counter the coronavirus outbreak, as countries across South Asia reported a rise in cases on Wednesday.
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AP Top Stories March 10 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday March 10th: Peresident Xi Jinping visits Wuhan; Travel restrictions across Italy, elsewhere; Democratic primaries in five U.S. states; Holi celebrated across South Asian..
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PM Modi's Dhaka trip cancelled after Bangladesh reports 3 coronavirus cases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was expected to visit Dhaka next week, has cancelled his trip amid a surging threat of coronavirus in South Asia, sources told ANI on Monday. ​​Bangladesh has also..
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