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Alistair Scrutton

Alistair Scrutton

    Let the guessing begin: Top tips for Nobel prizes
    Let the guessing begin: Top tips for Nobel prizes
    Malala Yousafzai (16) shot in the head by the Taliban last year for demanding education for girls, gave a speech at the United Nations in July...
    Norway killer: 'I have embraced death'
    Norway killer: 'I have embraced death'
    Norwegian anti-Islamic fanatic Anders Behring Breivik said on Wednesday he should be executed or acquitted after killing 77 people last summer in...
    Thousands gather as India graft impasse shows signs of thaw
    Thousands gather as India graft impasse shows signs of thaw
    At least 10 000 people gathered on Saturday to support an anti-corruption social activist who has galvanized much of India against the government...
    India protests surge as anti-corruption activist fasts
    India protests surge as anti-corruption activist fasts
    Protests swelled across India on Wednesday in support of a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption campaigner fasting to the death in jail, with Prime...
    'Big Sister' set to evict Communists from India's City of Joy
    'Big Sister' set to evict Communists from India's City of Joy
    Mamata Banerjee clasped a microphone with both hands, beads of sweat clinging to her brow, bathroom sandals on her feet as the crowd of mainly...
    Exiled Tibetans face vote, and risky new world
    Exiled Tibetans face vote, and risky new world
    It may be a low-key campaign for 83 000 votes dotted around the globe, but an election of exiled Tibetans may ring in momentous changes for...
    Australia backs Games as pressure mounts
    Australia backs Games as pressure mounts
    Sporting power Australia backed the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday but appeared a lone voice as pressure mounted on India to clean up the athletes...
    Plane crashes in south India, at least 160 dead
    Plane crashes in south India, at least 160 dead
    An Air India Express passenger plane from Dubai crashed outside an airport in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 160 people when it burst...
    Kashmiri elections grant India a 'lifeline'
    Kashmiri elections grant India a 'lifeline'
    India has been granted a "lifeline" after most Kashmiris voted in landmark elections but the government must avoid complacency and intransigence if...
    India hands over Mumbai attack evidence to Pakistan
    India hands over Mumbai attack evidence to Pakistan
    India said it had handed over evidence on Monday that linked Pakistani militants to the Mumbai attacks, demanding a prompt investigation by...
    India ruling party hails historic nuclear deal
    India ruling party hails historic nuclear deal
    India's ruling Congress party on Thursday hailed United States approval of a historic nuclear trade deal which will unleash billions of dollars of...
    Murder whodunnit grips India's middle-class
    Murder whodunnit grips India's middle-class
    A young girl's throat is slit in her bedroom. A servant is also found dead nearby. The dentist father is arrested, injected with a "truth serum",...