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Brawl erupts in Sri Lankan parliament as MPs trade blows

Brawl erupts in Sri Lankan parliament as MPs trade blows

The disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.

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The day India's money vanished
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The day India's money vanished

In the United States, November 8, 2016 is remembered as the day Donald Trump was elected president. In India, it is the day that cash disappeared.

  • by Joanna Slater
Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi
India

Unfettered fireworks cast a pall over Delhi

Pollution in the Indian capital rose to a “severe” level on Thursday after revellers flouted regulations to let off fireworks long into the night.

  • by Neha Dasgupta
The world's fastest growing economy has the world's most toxic air
India

The world's fastest growing economy has the world's most toxic air

China, has long had a reputation for smoggy skies - but these days, India is fighting the far bigger battle with pollution.

  • by Iain Marlow
Train mows down crowd at India festival, dozens dead
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Train mows down crowd at India festival, dozens dead

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring dozens more, a Congress party leader said.

Downfall: ex-billionaire brothers found guilty of $76m fraud
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Downfall: ex-billionaire brothers found guilty of $76m fraud

The action adds to an already long list of liabilities facing the Singh brothers, who once controlled a business empire in India worth billions of dollars that is now largely lost.

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Indian minister resigns, engages 97 lawyers to fight sexual assault accuser
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Indian minister resigns, engages 97 lawyers to fight sexual assault accuser

M.J.Akba, a former journalist, is stepping down to fight his accusers in court. Thursday he faces one of them.

  • by Maria Abi-Habib and Vindu Goel
Boeing 737 flies into brick wall, keeps going with damaged underbelly
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Boeing 737 flies into brick wall, keeps going with damaged underbelly

It flew half-way to its destination before someone in ground control second-guessed the pilot's confidence.

  • by Avi Selk
#MeToo spreads to Bollywood
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#MeToo spreads to Bollywood

India's #MeToo movement has taken a great leap forward this week, getting concrete action in two of the country's most powerful industries: entertainment and the news media.

  • by Vindu Goel
How to attract a killer tigress? Try Calvin Klein cologne
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How to attract a killer tigress? Try Calvin Klein cologne

For the past six months, forest rangers and vets riding elephants have been chasing a tiger suspected of killing 13 people in central India. With no luck.

India buying Iran oil in defiance of Trump sanctions
India

India buying Iran oil in defiance of Trump sanctions

India, the world's third largest oil importer, says it abides by sanctions imposed by the United Nations, but not those of other countries.

  • by Nidhi Verma