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Police in Thailand arrest Bangkok bombing suspect

Police in Thailand have arrested the man they believe responsible for the bomb that killed 20 people and injured over 120 on August 17. They said the man is a foreigner but did not give out his nationality.

Indian protestor's death fuels fresh tension in Gujarat state

Ahmedabad - A court in Gujarat ordered an inquiry Friday into the death of a protestor in police custody, in a case that could further exacerbate tensions in the Indian prime minister's home state.

Greek archaeologists discover 17th century BC palace near Sparta

An archaeological dig in Greece has discovered a 10-room palace from the 17th-16th century BC at a site of ancient ruins near Sparta. The Ministry of Culture said the palace dates back to the Mycenaean Age and the site revealed a host of artifacts.

Newborn dies after rat bites in Indian hospital: Mother

New Delhi - A newborn has died after being bitten by rats in a government-run hospital in southern India where he was undergoing treatment, the baby's mother alleged Thursday.

Deadly clashes hit Indian leader's home state

Ahmedabad - At least six people have died in the worst violence to hit Narendra Modi's home state in more than a decade, police said Wednesday, as the Indian prime minister appealed for calm.

Suspected Maoist rebels kill three troopers in east India

New Delhi - Suspected Maoist rebels killed three paramilitary troopers and injured another six in an ambush in eastern India on Wednesday, a police officer said.

India's women Maoists face grim life on front line

- A shiver runs down her spine each time Anjali Hembrom recalls the abuse she endured during six months spent with heavily armed Maoist guerrillas in their "liberated zone" deep inside India's remote forests.

Canadian boy, 10, accidently shot to death by 7-year-old brother

An accidental shooting in a home near Grande Cache in Alberta has left a 10-year-old boy dead. It appears that it may be a case of a firearm not being safely stored and a youngster getting hold of it.

75,000 apply for jobs fetching tea in India

New Delhi - Overwhelmed Indian officials have cancelled plans to fill a handful of menial government jobs after being flooded with 75,000 applications -- some from university graduates.

Man stripped and assaulted in public for talking to a woman

Mangalore - In a shocking case of moral policing, a right wing vigilante group disrobed and thrashed a youth for talking to a woman. He was paraded naked, tied to a pole and images, videos of the crime shared on social media.

Op-Ed: 400m shipping container skyscraper homes for India’s poor?

Mumbai - The idea of skyscrapers of containers comes from an idea by a Spanish design firm called CRG to clear up Mumbai’s hideously overcrowded slums. The choice is the current obscene slums, or these things.

Pacific isles say climate talks failure not an option

Jaipur - Two of the world's most vulnerable low-lying island nations, Kiribati and Tuvalu, have said failure at upcoming climate talks in Paris is not an option as rising sea levels threaten their very existence.

India urges Pakistan against meeting separatists

New Delhi - India said Friday it has urged Pakistan against meeting Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of rare weekend talks between the two countries' top security advisers in New Delhi, hiking tensions between the arch rivals.

Parrot that insulted elderly woman detained in India

Rajura - Hariyal, a parrot from India, was detained after it hurled obscenities at an 85-year-old woman. The woman was his owner's stepmother.

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbours, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India's standing.

India summons Pakistan envoy over civilian deaths in Kashmir

New Delhi - India summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi Sunday to protest against civilian deaths in recent troop firings along their disputed border, hiking tensions ahead of talks between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Corruption eating away at India 'like a termite': Modi

New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Saturday that corruption was eating away at India "like a termite" as he used an independence day speech to pledge his commitment to eradicating graft and poverty.

Rapper Sofia Ashraf leads anti-Unilever protest

Unilever is being urged compensate the workers struggling to rebuild their lives from an alleged toxic mercury spill. Meanwhile, rapper Sofia Ashraf has released a song to bring attention to the campaign.

Curfew in Indian Kashmir on eve of independence day

Srinagar - Authorities imposed a curfew in parts of the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday to prevent any move by separatists to celebrate Pakistan's indepedence day, police said.

India's economic reform agenda hits roadblocks

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious reform agenda has stalled with crucial bills stuck in India's parliament, which ended its latest session this week in bitter uproar.
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