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67 dead, 200 hurt as trains derail in India

RESCUE teams using sniffer dogs searched for bodies and survivors today  in the mangled remains of two Indian passenger trains that derailed at the...

Death toll rises to 98 in Karachi violence

PAKISTANI security forces combed troubled neighbourhoods in the country’s commercial hub, Karachi, on Saturday (July 9) in search of gunmen as the death toll...

Former royals renounce Indian temple treasure

THE HEAD of a former Indian royal family renounced today any personal claim to billions of dollars’ worth of ancient treasure discovered in a...

Dayanidhi Maran resigns over graft allegations

INDIAN Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran resigned today over corruption allegations, television reports said, dealing a new blow to the administration of Prime Minister Dr...

Dharavi no longer Mumbai’s biggest slum’

DHARVI, which inspired the hit film Slumdog Millionaire, is no longer the largest slum in Mumbai, as other shantytowns in Mumbai have grown and...

Jewels, crowns in Indian temple treasure

TREASURE discovered in the vaults of a south Indian temple includes 450 golden pots, 2,000 rubies and crowns inset with jewels, according to an...

Anger as Indian minister calls homosexuality ‘disease’

INDIAN gay rights activists voiced shock and outrage today over public comments by the health minister who said that homosexuality was a “disease” brought...

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