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* Britain appreciates Bangladesh’s efforts against terrorism

Sept 28 (BDN24) A British minister for Asia has “appreciated” the way Bangladesh government has dealt with terrorism and violent extremism in a bilateral meeting with foreign minister A H Mahmood Ali. Alok Sharma met Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, the foreign ministry said.
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* India and France sign Rafale fighter jet deal

Sept 24 (BBC) India has signed a formal agreement with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets for $8.7bn (7.8bn euros; £6.7bn), in a major defence deal. Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement in Delhi on Friday. PM Narendra Modi had announced the purchase in January.
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* World with India against terror, Pakistan isolated: Akbaruddin

Sept 25 (Hindu) Pakistan’s months-long efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations (U.N.) have not found any resonance with nations at the world body that are focussed on combating the growing scourge of terrorism, a top Indian diplomat has said.
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* Myanmar 'child slavery' outrage sparks investigation

Sept 24 (BBC) The Burmese president has ordered an investigation into the case of two girls who say they were kept prisoner and tortured for five years in a tailor shop. The teenagers were freed last week after a journalist helped them, but their families say that the police had on numerous occasions refused their pleas to get involved.
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