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Woman suspected to be a 'witch', four children killed in India

Woman suspected to be a 'witch', four children killed in India

Six men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman whom they suspected of practising witchcraft and her four children in eastern India, police said Wednesday.

Runaway train rolls for miles in India without engine

Runaway train rolls for miles in India without engine

India's railway ministry said Sunday a ‘ghastly’ accident was narrowly avoided after 22 train coaches carrying some 1,000 passengers became detached from the engine and sped backwards for miles before being stopped.

Baby in India stolen by monkey found dead in well

Baby in India stolen by monkey found dead in well

Angry villagers and family members staged protests outside the forestry department demanding measures to contain the growing monkey population in the region.

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

Lightning killed 21 people in eastern India as large swathes of the country reel under the worst floods in years that have left hundreds dead and millions displaced, officials said on Monday.

Indian police kill two Maoists after deadly ambush

Indian police kill two Maoists after deadly ambush

Indian police said Friday they had killed two more Maoists in a remote part of eastern India, days after security forces launched a deadly ambush on a rebel camp in the same area.

India police kill at least 21 Maoists in shoot-out

India police kill at least 21 Maoists in shoot-out

Indian police on Monday killed at least 21 rebels in a shoot-out in eastern India, a local officer said, one of the deadliest incidents this year in a long-running Maoist insurgency.

Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

At least 22 people have been killed in two separate fires in India, most of them patients who were trapped in the intensive care unit of a major hospital, officials said Tuesday.

Outrage after Indian workers carry woman's body on pole

Outrage after Indian workers carry woman's body on pole

A video of Indian hospital workers crushing the dead body of an elderly woman and hoisting it from a pole because of a shortage of ambulances has become the second incident in a week to spark outrage in India.

Bus carrying Indian artists crashes, killing 27

Bus carrying Indian artists crashes, killing 27

At least 27 performing artists, one of them a child, were killed when their bus plunged into a deep gorge in eastern India, police said on Monday.