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Lebara raises funds for charity

TELECOM operator Lebara has raised €1m in a charity initiative that will help pay for the education of 100,000 disadvantaged children in ten countries....

US defense chief calls China, India ‘threats’

DEFENCE secretary Leon Panetta appeared to call China and India “threats” yesterday, in comments that the Pentagon quickly sought to correct. Panetta, addressing workers...

Activist nun murdered in India

A NUN who led a campaign for the rights of tribal people in India has been murdered after receiving death threats from gangsters linked...

Air passengers ‘forced’ to pay pilots to complete trip

PASSENGERS on board a flight from the Indian city of Amritsar said today they were forced to collect money on board the plane to...

US airlines seek to block Air India jet purchases

US AIRLINES sought yesterday to block $3.4bn (£2.15bn) in pending taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for Air India to buy Boeing Co jetliners. The Air Transport...

Bangladesh court indicts ex-ministers in arms haul

A BANGLADESH court has charged 11 people, including a top Islamist, an ex-home minister and an Indian insurgent leader, over 10 truckloads of arms...

Obama calls for China, India action on climate

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama today said he would be pushing for greater efforts by emerging economies on global warming at coming climate talks in...

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