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    Israel warns on travel to India, citing immediate threat of attacks

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on December 31, 2016

    Israel's anti-terrorism directorate issued a travel warning for India on Friday, citing an immediate threat of attack to Western and tourist targets, particularly in the...

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    Fire kills six locked in bakery in India

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:53pm on December 30, 2016

    Six workers were killed when a fire swept through a bakery in the western Indian city of Pune overnight, police said Friday, adding that...

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    Six killed in mine collapse in eastern India

    Associated Press | Updated at 12:36pm on December 30, 2016

    An official says at least six workers have been killed and many others remain trapped in a coal mine in the eastern Indian state...

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    12 injured as airliner veers off runway in western India

    Associated Press | Updated at 04:07pm on December 27, 2016

    India's Jet Airways said that 12 passengers were injured during an emergency evacuation Tuesday after one of its planes veered off the runway...

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    Toxic liquor kills 24 in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:57am on December 27, 2016

    Twenty-four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in central...

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    India successfully tests nuclear capable missile Agni V

    Staff correspondent | Updated at 04:41pm on December 26, 2016

    India on Monday successfully test fired Agni-V, its longest range nuclear capable missile, from the Kalam Island off Odisha coast by the...

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    Eight killed after Taliban storm Afghan MP’s house

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:51am on December 23, 2016

    Eight people were killed when Taliban suicide bombers stormed the residence of an Afghan lawmaker in the capital Kabul, officials said after the attackers were...

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    Rahul Gandhi accuses India's PM Modi of being paid bribes

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:09pm on December 21, 2016

    Leading opposition figure Rahul Gandhi demanded an investigation into allegations that two Indian conglomerates paid millions of rupees as bribes to prime minister Narendra Modi...

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    Offenders go unpunished, reports HRW

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:18am on December 20, 2016

    Police in India are torturing suspects to death in custody with impunity and blaming suicide or natural causes, Human Rights Watch said Monday...

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    Myanmar faces pressure over Rohingya crisis

    Agence France Presse | Updated at 06:48pm on December 19, 2016

    Malaysia's top diplomat turned the screws on Aung San Suu Kyi at emergency talks in Myanmar on Monday, warning that an army crackdown on the...