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India, Pakistan peace talks to resume

INDIA and Pakistan have agreed to resume formal peace talks that were broken off by New Delhi after the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Indian sources...

Parents face trial for India schoolgirl murder

THE PARENTS of an Indian schoolgirl stabbed to death in her bedroom will stand trial for her murder, a court ruled yesterday, the latest...

Indian doctor Binayak Sen’s bail petition dismissed

AN INDIAN court today refused bail for a doctor sentenced to life in prison on charges of helping Maoist insurgents, in a case that...

Suicide attack kills 27 Pakistan army recruits

A TEENAGE suicide bomber killed up to 27 Pakistani army recruits at a parade ground today, an attack the Taliban said was vengeance for...

Police hunt for abducted WWF conservationists in Assam

SUSPECTED armed rebels in India’s troubled northeast region have released three of six abducted conservationists from the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), police said,...

CBI makes arrest as telecom scandal bites

THE CENTRAL Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested today the first company executive in a multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption scandal that has rocked the Congress-led...

South Asia faces rising incidence of heart disease, diabetes

SOUTH Asia is facing a health crisis, with rising rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, and patients facing impoverishment as they pay for...

Pakistani cabinet resigns as part of revamp plan

PAKISTAN’S federal cabinet resigned today to allow Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani to set up a new, smaller cabinet and reduce government expenditure, officials...

New telecom scandal hits India

THE COMPTROLLER and Audior General (CAG) of India is probing the allocation of satellite-based communication licenses, sources said today, increasing pressure on Prime Minister...

Verdict date set in Mumbai attacks gunman appeal

TWO INDIAN judges will announce later this month whether the sole surviving gunman from the Mumbai attacks will have his death sentence confirmed, one...