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NEW DELHI -- Junior minister at Indian Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh Tuesday went into self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Singh announced his decision on the social media network after Ravindra Raina, the chief of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Indian-controlled Kashmir tested positive for COVID-19. (India-Junior Minister-Self Quarantine)

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CANBERRA -- Australian special forces soldiers have been implicated in the "mass shooting" of unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Tuesday published eyewitness accounts of the alleged incident during a 2012 raid in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan.

According to the ABC, up to 10 civilians were killed by members of the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) in addition to five members of the Taliban. (Australian Soldiers-Afghanistan-Mass Shooting)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan has opened five key routes with Afghanistan for bilateral and transit trade over the past weeks and also announced to open Wagah border crossing with India from Wednesday for Afghan exports to help war-ravaged Afghanistan boost trade.

Pakistan had closed all trade routes with Afghanistan in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the country has now reopened Torkham in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Chaman in southwest Balochistan province, two major crossings with Afghanistan, for both the bilateral trade and the Afghan transit trade. (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Routes)

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JAKARTA -- The number of people died from flash floods in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province on Tuesday rose to at least 10 people with 46 others reported missing while thousands of residents were forced to flee home, an official said.

The rescuers have been scrambling to save those being trapped as the strong current hampered the residents in Luwu Utara district from escaping the natural disaster, according to an official in charge at the Provincial Search and Rescue Office, who refused to be identified. (Indonesia-Flood-Toll)

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WELLINGTON -- Judith Collins has been elected leader of the New Zealand opposition party in a late Tuesday night caucus meeting after former leader Todd Muller resigned after less than two months in the role.

"I feel privileged to have been chosen to lead the National Party at this important time in our history," Collins told the media after the National Party caucus meeting. (New Zealand-Leader-Opposition Party) Enditem

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