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Alistair Scrutton

Let the guessing begin: Top tips for Nobel prizes

A Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban and a Japanese author who writes about alienation and a fractured world are tipped as Nobel Prize winners.

Norway killer: ‘I have embraced death’

Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik says he should be executed or acquitted after killing 77 people in what he said was a battle to defend Europe.

Thousands gather as India graft impasse shows signs of thaw

Thousands have gathered to support an anti-corruption social activist who has galvanized India against the government through a hunger strike.

India protests surge as anti-corruption activist fasts

Protests have swelled across India in support of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, and the government seems unable to end the standoff.

‘Big Sister’ set to evict Communists from India’s City of Joy

Mamata Banerjee railed against the Marxist Left Front, which has ruled West Bengal, one of India's most politically important states, since 1977.

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.

Australia backs Games as pressure mounts

Australia backed the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday but appeared a lone voice as pressure mounted on India to clean up the athletes village.

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.

Kashmiri elections grant India a ‘lifeline’

India has been granted a ''lifeline'' after most Kashmiris voted in landmark elections.

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 Islamabad.

India ruling party hails historic nuclear deal

India's ruling Congress Party on Thursday hailed US approval of a historic nuclear trade deal which will unleash billions of dollars of investment.

Murder whodunnit grips India’s middle-class

A young girl's throat is slit in her bedroom. The father is arrested, injected with a ''truth serum'', held for 50 days and then released.

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