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Voter bribes claimed as key Indian state holds election

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.

Man accused of shooting interior minister appears in court

A man accused of shooting Pakistan’s interior minister in a suspected assassination attempt possibly linked to blasphemy appeared in court Monday, with the attack seen as an ominous sign for security ahead of nationwide elections.

India puts 13 states on high storm alert for next 48 hours

India on Monday put as many as 13 of its states and two central government-territories on high storm alert for the next 48 hours.

Pakistan interior minister shot, wounded in suspected assassination bid

Pakistan's interior minister Ahsan Iqbal has been shot in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of nationwide elections due this year, but will survive, officials said Sunday.

Dust storm, lightning strikes kill 125 in India

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

Two lawyers killed in court firing

Two lawyers were killed in a firing incident between two rival groups within premises of a court in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday, local media reported.

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a young girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district.

India’s top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent protests by radical groups.

Dozens feared trapped after building collapses in India

Dozens of people are feared trapped or dead under debris after a plastic bag factory in an Indian city collapsed.

Bodies of five illegal migrants found in South-West Pakistan

The bullet-riddled bodies of five Pakistani migrants believed headed for Europe via Iran were found on Saturday in southwest Pakistan, in the same area where 15 bodies were discovered three days earlier, officials said.

Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings no relief in sight

Air pollution in New Delhi worsened again Sunday and officials warned of little relief in sight from the smog, which has even caused one airline to cancel flights to the world's most polluted capital.

Pakistan sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

A Christian man has been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges by a court in eastern Pakistan after a close friend accused him of sharing anti-Islamic material, the defendant's lawyer said.

Clashes kill 22 in India as court convicts guru of rape

At least 22 people were killed Friday when clashes broke out in northern India after a court convicted a controversial religious leader of raping two of his followers, sparking fury among tens of thousands of supporters who had gathered to await the verdict.

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