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In this episode, we talk about Apple’s alerts warning of potential state-sponsored cyberattacks targeting Indian opposition leaders and journalists, an explosion in Kerala targeting a Jehovah’s Witness convention, Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, advances by armed groups battling Myanmar’s military junta in Shan state, arrests and deaths of Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists following a three-day blockade in Bangladesh, the launch of an India-Bangladesh railway link and the incoming Maldivian president Mohammed Muizzu’s plan to evict Indian troops within a week of his inauguration.
In this episode, Himal Southasian interviews Daniel Bosley, a journalist and blogger working on the Maldives, about the recently held Maldivian presidential elections (interview begins at 10:27).
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