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At least 25 killed as violence in India escalates

The death toll in the worst religious violence to hit India’s capital in decades has risen to at least 25, according to a health official. The violence was triggered after Muslims protesting against a discriminatory citizenship law were attacked. Nearly 200 people have been injured during four days of violence[…]

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Dust storms kill dozens in India

At least 76 people have died and scores more were injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after[…]

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Indian girls aged five and two raped in Delhi

Police say two children – a two-year-old and a five-year-old – have been raped in separate attacks in the Indian capital Delhi, in the latest incidents of sexual violence against girls and women in the country. Delhi Police deputy superintendent Pushpendra Kumar said on Saturday that the two-year-old girl was[…]

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Indian heatwave kills 600

More than 500 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heat wave in India. The worst-off areas are the southeastern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in southern India, where state authorities say more than 400 people have died in the past few days.[…]

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