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VIDEO: Saudi-India row over abuse allegations

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Delhi

Women's groups in India have been protesting outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in Delhi after allegations that a Saudi diplomat raped and abused two housemaids.
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BBC man in child worker rescue drama

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 13:03

BBC employee Rakesh Sinha was caught up in the rescue of a child worker in India, after the 13-year-old climbed down into his balcony to escape her employers.
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Snake found in India water bottle

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 11:14

Officials in India receive a slimy surprise, when a live baby snake is found in a bottle of drinking water at a government event.
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VIDEO: Mumbai's craze for human pyramids

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 23:04

The sport of human pyramid formation has recently been given the status of adventure sport in the state of Maharashtra in India.
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Seven Indians missing in Yemen strikes

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 11:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Seven Indian nationals are reported to be missing after Saudi airplanes bomb two boats carrying 20 Indian crew members near Yemen.
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Saudi diplomat accused of rape in India

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:53
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Delhi

Police in India are investigating allegations that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped two Nepali maids at his home near Delhi.
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Why Bihar polls are a test of Modi's popularity

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 9:26
related places: Bihar

Elections in Bihar could test Modi's popularity
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Why Indian state of Manipur is gripped by violence

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:03

Subir Bhaumik in Kolkata explains why the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur is in turmoil.
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VIDEO: Fatal fight for land rights in Brazil

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Indigenous leaders in Brazil have accused the government of pursuing a "deliberate policy of genocide", after a Guarani Indian leader was killed in the west of the country.
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VIDEO: Living conditions on an Assam tea estate

Monday, September 7th 2015, 23:09

Several of the world's biggest tea brands including PG Tips, Lipton, Tetley and Twinings have said they will work to improve the tea estates they buy from in India.
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NY governor's aide shot in the head

Monday, September 7th 2015, 19:53

Violence preceding the West Indian Day Parade in New York leaves one man dead and a top aide to the state governor fighting for his life.
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India lightning strikes 'kill 32'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 5:07

At least 32 people die following lightning strikes in India on Sunday, reports say.
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The 21-year-old building India's largest hotel network

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 22:56

The 21-year-old who built a hotel empire
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India dog cull causes controversy and heartache

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 23:48

Anger over stray dogs being shot in India
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India bans Greenpeace foreign funds

Friday, September 4th 2015, 7:11

India has cancelled a licence allowing Greenpeace's local unit to receive donations from abroad, the environmental group says.
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VIDEO: Indian soldiers in pensions fight

Friday, September 4th 2015, 0:16

Indian former soldiers are saying they are being forced to live frugally in retirement because their pensions have been eroded by inflation.
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India's unusual protests: Pink underwear, poop and snakes

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:29

Unusual protests in India, land of a "million mutinies"
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VIDEO: Burmese 'forgotten people' embrace India

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 23:02
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese Tamils, who fled to India 50 years ago, are now on the lookout for better opportunities.
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Outrage over linking rape to condom ad

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:36

An Indian politician's comment that a condom advertisement starring a porn star will lead to a rise in rapes causes outrage on social media.
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'Militants' killed in Kashmir battle

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 5:12
related places: At

At least five suspected militants are killed in two separate gun battles with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, authorities say.
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Is Teesta Setalvad India's most hounded activist?

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 20:50

The story of India's 'most hounded' activist
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Viewpoint: How a 'breaking' murder has exposed Indian media

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 1:13

Why Indian media's coverage of a murder is disturbing
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India selfie ban over stampede fear

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 18:00

A "no selfie zone" will be implemented at the Indian Kumbh Mela religious festival due to fears they could cause stampedes.
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Google in India antitrust probe

Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 2:02

Indian authorities accuse internet giant Google of abusing its dominance in search advertising.
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Who killed Dr Malleshappa Kalburgi?

Monday, August 31st 2015, 14:13

Could caste be behind murder of radical Indian thinker?
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India lifts ban on Jain fast to death

Monday, August 31st 2015, 6:59

India's Supreme Court suspends an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.
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Saturday, August 29th 2015, 23:05

Indian scheme aims to encourage better toilet habits
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India celebrates 1965 war 'victory'

Friday, August 28th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

India begins more than three weeks of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of what it claims was victory in the 1965 war with Pakistan.
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Gujarat still tense after violence

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 10:14

Tension prevails in India's Gujarat state where two days of caste-related violence leaves eight people dead.
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Sensational murder grips India media

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 9:32

The Indian media are gripped by a murder case in which a former media executive is arrested on suspicion of murdering her daughter.
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VIDEO: Is India's economy really on the rise?

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:11

BBC News went around India asking people if they feel the economy is really picking up.
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What progress has India's economy made?

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 23:04
related countries: China China

China's economic wobbles present India with opportunities
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Modi urges calm over Gujarat protests

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 15:55
related places: Patel

Indian PM Narendra Modi urges the people of his home state, Gujarat, to maintain peace after caste-related violence left seven people dead.
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VIDEO: Patel protests: Use violence 'if need be'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 14:11

The leader of the protests going on in Gujarat in India says his group are prepared to use violence "if need be".
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India halts Italian marines trial

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Italy Italy

India halts proceedings in the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 after a verdict by a UN-linked tribunal
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Why Indian women must shun sex to claim alimony

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:20

The divorced women who must stay celibate to claim alimony
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VIDEO: Painting change on India's streets

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 23:03

Jheel Goradia is using Bollywood-themed street art to illustrate issues such as sexual harassment and cultural stereotyping endured by many Indian women.
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India mass rally over caste quotas

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 16:45
related places: Patel

More than 300,000 members Gujarat's Patel community attend a rally in India's Ahmedabad city to demand better access to jobs and education.
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Rajan: 'Don't overburden central banks'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 16:08

Central banks are under too much pressure to fix struggling economies, according to the man in charge of India's monetary policy.
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Halt to Italian marines trial ordered

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:36
related countries: Italy Italy

A UN-linked tribunal orders a halt to all legal proceedings in the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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India deny Sangakkara farewell win

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Kumar Sangakkara fails to end his Sri Lanka career with a victory as India win the second Test by 278 runs in Colombo.
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VIDEO: India's women-only building sites

Monday, August 24th 2015, 3:35

While domestic work in India is overwhelmingly done by women, construction is predominantly a male-dominated trade, but in the southern Indian state of Kerala, there's a scheme trying to change that.
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VIDEO: Human impact of Kashmir conflict

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir

Planned high-level talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled hours before they were due to start.
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Sangakkara makes 18 in final innings

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 13:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara makes 18 against India in his final international innings before retirement.
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Row cancels India-Pakistan talks

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 19:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Planned high-level talks between India and Pakistan are cancelled amid mutual recriminations as both sides disagree over the agenda.
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India probes Taj chandelier crash

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 11:32

The Indian authorities order an inquiry into why a huge chandelier hanging at the entrance to the Taj Mahal crashed to the ground earlier this week.
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Political satire pokes fun at India's 'bizarre democracy'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 23:38

Political satire pokes fun at India's 'bizarre democracy'
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VIDEO: 'Safety a priority for Uber in India'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 22:14

India's Uber boss has described the incident in which an Uber driver raped a female passenger as 'horrific'.
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VIDEO: Acid attack survivor's beauty campaign

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 21:25

An Indian woman who survived an acid attack is trying to help other survivors reclaim their pride at her beauty salon.
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India probe transmits new Mars image

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 6:32

India's Space Research Organisation (Isro) publishes a stunning 3D image of Mars captured by its robotic probe Mangalyaan.
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The men waging war against pornography in India

Monday, August 17th 2015, 21:34

The men with a mission to clean up India's internet
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Airbus signs off record IndiGo deal

Monday, August 17th 2015, 9:47

Airbus has finalised a deal with Indian budget airline IndiGo for the largest number of jets it has sold in a single order.
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VIDEO: India's collapsing building problem

Monday, August 17th 2015, 0:52

The problem of poor quality housing in India's cities is well documented, but it often proves difficult to persuade those living in dangerous accommodation to move on.
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India man saves shopkeeper from sword attack

Friday, August 14th 2015, 9:03

CCTV footage of an Indian man who saved a shopkeeper from a sword wielding attacker has gone viral on social media.
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Why is India's 'godwoman' in the news?

Friday, August 14th 2015, 3:30

Why is Indian 'spiritual guru' Radhe Maa in news?
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India Maggi ban 'legally untenable'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 7:19
related places: Mumbai

A court in India lifts a government ban on Nestle's popular Maggi noodles, but orders fresh tests before the product can go back on sale.
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India prevents 17C Koran sale bid

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 9:38

Indian police arrest 10 people for trying to illegally sell a 17C rare edition of the holy Koran.
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India sues Nestle over Maggi noodles

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 6:56

India is suing Nestle for $100m (£64m) over "unfair trade practices" relating to the Maggi noodles health scare, an official confirms to the BBC.
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Why an Indian state is collecting hair and nails to spite Modi

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 23:09

Why the humble fingernail is being used to spite India's PM
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Tourists 'tried to sail to US base'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 13:22
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Maldives Maldives, United States United States

The Maldives military says it stopped seven tourists it claims were sailing to a highly-guarded US military base in the Indian Ocean.
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India 'shy' tiger refuses to mate

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 12:19
related places: Kolkata

Officials at the Alipore zoo in the Indian city of Kolkata say attempts to mate a young tiger have been unsuccessful with the big cat taking little interest in mating.
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Inside the world of Indian CEOs

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 10:37

The source of CEOs at some of the world's top firms
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The fear of censorship in Indian media

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 1:06

The fear of censorship in Indian media
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The Indian rapper who took on a multinational

Monday, August 10th 2015, 15:14

The parody song that took on a multinational
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Modi involved in potential ICC rival

Monday, August 10th 2015, 11:09

Indian Premier League creator Lalit Modi is involved in a potential rival group to world governing body the ICC.
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Ten dead in India temple stampede

Monday, August 10th 2015, 5:59
related places: At

At least 10 people are killed and 20 injured in a stampede at a temple in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand, officials say.
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Straight Life: India's recovering drug addicts

Monday, August 10th 2015, 1:03

Indian drug addicts who have kicked the habit
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The Stilwell Road 70 years on

Monday, August 10th 2015, 0:59
related countries: China China

Images from the WW2 route linking India and China
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How far will India's dog-lovers go to save strays?

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 23:52

How far are they going in the battle to save India's strays?
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The twisting tale of India's porn ban

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 0:11

Twists and turns in the tale of India's porn ban
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VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 10:41
related countries: France France, Reunion Reunion

Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Indian media praise capture of 'Qasab 2'

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 7:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kashmir, Mumbai

Indian media say the arrest of a 'Pakistani gunman' in Indian-administered Kashmir reminds the capture of Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Qasab.
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Party girls and too much sex: Why some Indian men seek divorce

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 20:39

Why some Indian men seek divorce
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VIDEO: Flash floods derail India trains

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 13:18

Two passenger trains in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have derailed minutes apart on a partially flooded bridge, killing at least 24 people.
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Flash flood derails India trains

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 11:52

At least 24 people are killed as a flash flood derails two trains on a bridge in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'No more survivors' in India building

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 6:57
related places: At, Mumbai, Thane

At least 11 people have died and seven were injured after a building collapsed in the Thane region near Mumbai.
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India lifts porn ban after outrage

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 5:53

India decides to lift a blanket ban on 857 pornographic websites, following widespread outrage over the move.
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India building collapse kills 11

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 6:29
related places: At, Mumbai

At least 11 people die after a building collapsed near India's western city of Mumbai, police say.
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India in peace deal with Naga rebels

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 15:24

India's government signs a peace deal with a leading Naga separatist group, bringing to an end one of the country's oldest insurgencies.
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India blocks 857 porn sites

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 9:51

India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them.
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More than 100 killed in India floods

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 5:22

Heavy monsoon rains in India kill more than 100 people in the past week and force tens of thousands of people to take shelter in relief camps, India's home ministry has said.
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Indian tea-seller who hawks his books on Amazon

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 23:42

India's roadside tea seller who hawks his novels on Amazon
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Call to widen MH370 debris hunt

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 18:50
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, Reunion Reunion

Malaysia urges other Indian Ocean islands to be on the lookout for more possible MH370 debris, after a wing part washes up on Reunion.
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Dozens die as rains lash SE Asia

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 16:18

As torrential rain continues, dozens die in eastern India and neighbouring Myanmar, where disaster zones have been declared.
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Aeroplane debris arrives in France

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 15:38
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

A piece of debris that experts believe could be from missing flight MH370 arrives in France from Reunion in the Indian Ocean for analysis.
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India and Bangladesh swap enclaves

Friday, July 31st 2015, 19:39
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh swap control of 160 pockets of land on each other's territory, ending a complex and long-running border dispute.
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Debris 'very likely' part of MH370

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:31
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.
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Indian teachers 'kidnapped in Libya'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:22
related countries: Libya Libya

A group of four Indian teachers are kidnapped in Libya, but India's foreign ministry says it has secured the release of two of them.
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US Good Samaritans killed by driver

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:22
related countries: United States United States

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.
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VIDEO: India and Bangladesh enclave exchange

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh exchange more than one 160 enclaves on Friday.
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Plane debris to be sent to France

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 21:17
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, Reunion Reunion

Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is to be sent to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.
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VIDEO: Experts investigate MH370 wreckage

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia, Reunion Reunion

Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
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India state funeral for Abdul Kalam

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:34
related places: Rameswaram

Tens of thousands of people attend the funeral of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
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India executes Mumbai bomb plotter

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:50
related places: Mumbai

India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.
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Thursday, July 30th 2015, 5:34
related countries: France France, Reunion Reunion

A Malaysia team is on its way to the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion to see whether washed up debris is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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VIDEO: Could this be MH370 wreckage?

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:55
related countries: France France, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
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