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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Armed only with a sickle, Indian widow, 56, fights and kills leopard

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Sickle-wielding widow, 56, slays leopard A 56-year-old Indian woman is recovering in hospital after winning a life-and-death battle with a leopard. Armed only with a sickle, she fought off the big cat after it attacked her as she was working in a field. Kamla Devi told Indian broadcaster, CNN-IBN, she fought the leopard for half an hour before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1581278/armed-only-sickle-indian-widow-56-fights-and-kills-leopard
  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Death toll rises to 51 dead, 100 missing after landslide engulfs Indian village

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Associated Press in Malin, India

    ... Associated Press in Malin, India Heavy rains are restricting rescue work at the site of a huge landslide in western India that submerged a whole village, claiming at least 51 lives ... the landslide and continued to pound the area as rescuers brought bodies covered in soaked white sheets to ambulances while weeping relatives watched. Initial rescue work had been delayed by bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564099/death-toll-rises-least-51-after-mudslide-engulfs-indian-village
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    20 children die as train rams into school bus in southern India

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... alongside the tracks. Grieving and angry parents also gathered outside a nearby hospital where the injured children, some in a critical condition, were taken. Some parents called for the sacking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558474/20-children-die-train-rams-school-bus-southern-india
  4. News - Asia - INDIA

    21 dead, scores trapped, after landslide sweeps through village in western India

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:09pm by AFP, AP

    ... Rescuers worked in rain on Thursday to dig through a remote village in western India where at least 21 people died as a landslide swept away scores of houses, possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. They had already worked through the night using floodlights mounted on jeeps and earthmoving vehicles to pull seven injured people out of the mud and twisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562809/five-dead-150-feared-trapped-india-monsoon-landslide
  5. News - Asia - INDIA

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:48pm by AP

    ... authorities,” Jadhav said. “Everything on the mountain came down.” Thirty bodies had been recovered and eight people pulled out alive, said rescue official Sachin Tamboli. Suresh Dhonde, who was working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563537/rescuers-race-find-survivors-india-landslide-death-toll-rises
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... with disease and early deaths- and the suspicion they shared with some environmental activists that the health conditions are linked to mining waste. There’s no change in disease pattern around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558473/theyre-not-round-here-indian-uranium-boss-dismisses-deformities-villagers
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    India outsources chores as servant culture shifts

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... society, with those who can afford it employing maids, cooks, drivers and nannies, as well as "peons" or servants at work- still an acceptable term in India for office boys and runners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557714/india-outsources-chores-servant-culture-shifts
  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian nurses freed by jihadis in Iraq get joyous welcome home in Kerala

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... while working in a state-run hospital in Tikrit when jihadis launched their lightning offensive last month. It was not clear if the nurses had been abducted and held captive or if they had been ... at the airport, attributed their safe return to the "joined efforts" of the foreign affairs ministry, embassies and his state. "We worked together to get them back and we got a 100 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547621/indian-nurses-freed-jihadis-iraq-get-joyous-welcome-home-kerala
  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    George Orwell's colonial Indian bungalow being restored to house a museum

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by GDN

    ... opium. Orwell's father, Richard Blair, worked in the remote town near the Indian-Nepalese border for the opium department, supervising poppy growers and collecting opium for export to China. ... has the world's largest collection of material on the writer's life and work, including manuscripts, letters, diaries, books, photographs and audio recordings. Blair is a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544465/george-orwells-colonial-indian-bungalow-being-restored-house-museum
  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    At least 40 killed as express train hits stationary freight train in northern India

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Lucknow, India Rescuers still working to free passengers trapped after collision in northern state of Uttar Pradesh At least 40 killed as express rams stationary train ... Indian TV broadcast images of them assisting the injured amid piles of strewn luggage. "I was working in the field when I heard the whistle of the engine, and suddenly I heard the sound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519645/least-20-killed-indian-rail-accident

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