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Rare Nipah virus claims fourth family member in India

New Delhi - A fourth member of the same Indian family has died from the rare Nipah virus, officials said Thursday, as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak that has claimed 11 lives.V.

India launches WTO challenge over US steel, aluminium tariffs

Geneva - India has opened a World Trade Organization challenge against the steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the United States, a document circulated to WTO members on Wednesday said.

Protester dead in second day of south India clashes

Tuticorin - A protester was killed by a rubber bullet in southern India Wednesday, a day after 10 were shot dead when police opened fire on a rally demanding the closure of a copper plant, officials said.

Indian police face fury over shooting deaths of 10 protesters

Chennai - Outrage swelled Wednesday over the deaths of 10 protesters at a rally over a copper plant in southern India, after police opened fire on demonstrators in what critics termed "mass murder".

Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

New Delhi - Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said.

Nipah virus death toll in India jumps to 10

New Delhi - The death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India jumped to 10 Tuesday with more than 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease, officials said.

Five dead, dozens quarantined as virus fears spread in India

New Delhi - A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health official said Tuesday.

Muslim beaten to death in India for allegedly killing cow

New Delhi - A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus.

Tackling the business of targeted kidnappings in Madagascar

Antananarivo - It happened five years ago but "Andre" remembers being kidnapped at gunpoint like it was yesterday.

Chief minister from Modi's BJP sworn in after legal challenge fails

New Delhi - A leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party took the oath to become chief minister of a key southern Indian state Thursday after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block the move.

India boat capsize leaves 12 dead, 10 missing

New Delhi - Emergency workers recovered 12 bodies from a river and were searching for another 10 missing people on Wednesday after a ferry capsized in southern India, officials said.

India halts Kashmir military operations for Ramadan

New Delhi - Indian military operations against rebels in the disputed Kashmir territory were suspended Wednesday in a rare gesture for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Global demand for air conditioning to triple by 2050: report

Washington - The worldwide demand for air conditioning is expected to triple over the next 30 years, making the pursuit of energy-efficient cooling systems a top priority, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.Some 1.

Sex bias kills 240,000 infant girls in India yearly: study

Paris - Almost a quarter-of-a-million girls younger than five die in India every year due to neglect resulting from society's preference for sons, a gender discrimination study found on Tuesday.

Indian politician charged over wife's death

New Delhi - A charismatic Indian opposition figure and former top UN official was charged Monday over the death of his wife, reigniting a mystery that shook the country's establishment.

Voter bribes claimed as key Indian state holds election

Bangalore - Claims of dirty tricks made by India's two main parties cast a cloud over voting in a key Indian state Saturday after nearly 10,000 voting cards were seized by election authorities.

Do-or-die for Gandhi's Congress in key state battle

Bangalore - The Congress party, which has dominated Indian politics in the seven decades since independence, will stage a last stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi when a key southern state goes to the polls Saturday.

Indian train offers ticket to life-saving care

- When the Lifeline Express rolled into the sleepy Indian town of Jalore, Bhagwana Ram Prajapat was anxiously waiting to board.

India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

New Delhi - A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults.

Bollywood star Siddiqui takes 'free speech' hero to Cannes

Mumbai - When Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui walks the red carpet at Cannes he may take a moment to ponder just how far he has come and where he is headed.

Rebel professor among 10 killed in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered violent protests in which five civilians were killed.

India storm toll of death and devastation rises

Agra - The death toll from freak storms that hit India climbed above 140 on Friday as people told how they had no time to escape fierce winds which tore down homes, walls and trees.

At least 125 killed as storms batter India

Agra - A huge dust storm and lightning strikes killed at least 125 people across India which braced Thursday for more wild weather.

100 killed as powerful storms ravage north India

Agra - Powerful dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 140 as they flattened houses in their path and warnings were made Thursday of more chaos to come.

77 killed as powerful dust storms ravage northern India

New Delhi - Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said Thursday.

Indian gangster sentenced to life in prison for journalist murder

Mumbai - An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced notorious gangster Chhota Rajan and eight others to life in prison for murdering a journalist in a drive-by shooting in Mumbai seven years ago.

Indian groom killed at wedding by celebratory gunfire

New Delhi - Indian police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of killing a bridegroom when he marked his friend's wedding with gunfire, the latest in a grim series of marriage celebrations gone wrong.

Murder hunt as fake doctors sever Indian baby's genitals

New Delhi - Indian police are hunting two men posing as doctors who killed a newborn by severing his genitals in a bid to convince the mother she had given birth to a girl, officials said Friday.

China, India leaders to hold summit after border row

Bejing - Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek to repair strained ties at a summit on Friday after an intense border dispute marred relations last year.

13 children dead after train hits school bus in India

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