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Major Indian parties face test in key state poll

Major Indian parties face test in key state poll

Millions of voters cast their ballots Saturday in elections in India's Karnataka state, seen as a high-stakes testing ground for the country's main political parties ahead of general polls in 2019.

Bangladesh hangs Jamaat leader for war crimes in 1971

Bangladesh hangs Jamaat leader for war crimes in 1971

Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late yesterday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group’s ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation.