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Adam Plowright

Adam Plowright

    Eyesore 'Rubbish Island' hidden from Maldives tourists
    Eyesore 'Rubbish Island' hidden from Maldives tourists
    Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the tarmac nears, billowing smoke in...
    Australia elections: Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott
    Australia elections: Rudd concedes defeat to Abbott
    On Saturday, some 100 minutes after the polls closed, Rudd mounted the stage in a function room at the Gabba cricket ground in Brisbane to wish his...
    Tibetan protests cast shadow over Brics summit
    Tibetan protests cast shadow over Brics summit
    The leaders of the emerging world gather in India on Thursday to discuss the creation of a new development bank at a summit shadowed by protests by...
    Israeli diplomats targeted in car bombing
    Israeli diplomats targeted in car bombing
    Israeli diplomats were targeted by bomb attacks in Delhi and Tbilisi on Monday, officials said, with two people injured in the Indian capital when...
    India upbeat after peace talks with Pakistan
    India upbeat after peace talks with Pakistan
    India hailed "extremely positive" peace talks with Pakistan on Monday with both countries looking to build on a recent warming in relations brought...
    Cockpit fraud: Fears grow over India's fake pilots
    Cockpit fraud: Fears grow over India's fake pilots
    India's fake pilot scandal began unravelling when a female captain landed her packed airliner on the nose instead of the rear wheels as she touched...
    India's roads, railways offer nostalgia-filled travel
    India's roads, railways offer nostalgia-filled travel
    In transport as in many things in India, the old exists alongside the new, providing tourists with numerous entertaining ways to travel in bygone...
    Delhi Games chief quizzed by police over graft
    Delhi Games chief quizzed by police over graft
    Indian police on Wednesday questioned the top organiser of the Delhi Commonwealth Games as part of a widening corruption probe into the tainted...
    Kiwis trounce Wales as big guns open up
    Kiwis trounce Wales as big guns open up
    New Zealand underlined their status as the team to beat at the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens on Tuesday as they crushed World Cup winners Wales...
    Commonwealth gaffes embarrass India
    Commonwealth gaffes embarrass India
    From a "toxic" pool to empty stadiums and faulty boxing scales, the first week of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games has served up daily blunders...
    Thousands of tckets unsold for Games
    Thousands of tckets unsold for Games
    Thousands of tickets remained unsold for the Delhi Commonwealth Games Wednesday, just four days before they begin, with the troubled event also hit...
    Delhi deploys 'super monkey' security guards
    Delhi deploys 'super monkey' security guards
    Delhi authorities are to deploy a contingent of langurs -- a large type of monkey -- at Commonwealth Games venues to help chase away smaller...