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    13 children dead after train hits school bus in India

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:51pm on April 26, 2018

    At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured Thursday after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an...

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    Indian guru Asaram Bapu jailed for life over teen rape

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:35pm on April 25, 2018

    An Indian court has found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013. The verdict against 77-year-old Bapu...

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    37 Maoists killed in jungle raids in Maharashtra

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 04:25pm on April 24, 2018

    Police said Tuesday that dozens of Maoist guerrillas had been killed in jungle raids in India’s remote interior by commandos fighting the...

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    18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire, arson suspect detained

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:05am on April 24, 2018

    A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities arrested an arson suspect...

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    Modi lauds Sheikh Hasina’s bold, courageous leadership

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . New Delhi | Updated at 12:23am on April 24, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the bold and courageous leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina for Bangladesh’s remarkable success in socio-economic development....

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    India’s VP rejects opposition bid to impeach top judge

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:18am on April 24, 2018

    India’s vice president on Monday rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the top judge for ‘misbehaviour’, saying that the allegations were...

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    Police kill 14 Maoists Maharashtra ‘gunfight’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:37pm on April 22, 2018

    At least 14 suspected Maoist guerillas were killed Sunday in a gunfight in India’s western state of Maharashtra, police said, yet another violent clash in...

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    India promulgates ordinance with death for child rapists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:28pm on April 22, 2018

    Indian president Ramnath Kovind on Sunday signed an ordinance with provisions of tough punishments including death penalty for...

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    Yashwant Sinha quits BJP saying India’s democracy in danger

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 01:18am on April 22, 2018

    One of India’s best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday, saying prime minister Narendra...

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    India approves death penalty

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 05:53pm on April 21, 2018

    India’s cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after prime minister Narendra Modi held an emergency...

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