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Last Updated = Tue, Sep 2, 2014, 12:04 pm SL Time

* Rights group slams Thai detention of child migrants and refugees

Sept 02 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) BANGKOK- An 8-year-old Sri Lankan refugee girl spent two years crammed in a cigarette smoke-filled cell with many adults, developing a rash all over her body. A Somali infant lived more than three years in an overcrowded and unsanitary room. Due to a lack of space, a 9-year-old girl and her younger brother regularly slept sitting up during their three-year detention.
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* Japan and India hold security talks

Sept 01 (BBC) Indian PM Narendra Modi is to discuss economic and security ties with Japan's Shinzo Abe, on his first major foreign visit since winning May's election. The leaders are likely to accelerate talks on a nuclear energy pact and sign an agreement on rare earths.
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* India unveils cheap new village toilets

Sept 01 (BBC) An Indian charity has unveiled 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May. The teenage cousins were killed in Katra Sahadatganj in Uttar Pradesh when they went unaccompanied to relieve themselves in the fields.
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