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Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

New Delhi - 

An Indian teenager accidently shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a "selfie" photograph, police said Sunday, the latest in a series of such accidents.

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry

Armed guards at India dams as drought leaves farmers dry
Tikamgarh, India - 

As young boys plunge into a murky dam to escape the blistering afternoon sun, guards armed with guns stand vigil at one of the few remaining water bodies in a state hit hard by India's crippling drought.

Building collapse, floods kill 19 in Kenyan capital

Building collapse, floods kill 19 in Kenyan capital
Nairobi  - 

At least 12 people died when a building collapsed in Nairobi, officials said Saturday, as rescuers scrambled to find more survivors after torrential storms which killed another seven people.

Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants

Kenya torches world's biggest ivory bonfire to save elephants
Nairobi - 

Eleven giant pyres of tusks went up in smoke Saturday as Kenya torched its vast ivory stockpile in a grand gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.

Mallya prepared to settle debts: FT

Mallya prepared to settle debts: FT
London - 

Former Indian airline boss Vijay Mallya said he is prepared to settle millions of dollars owed to banks after the collapse of his firm, in an interview published on Friday in the Financial Times.

Indian state grants new job quotas after caste violence

Indian state grants new job quotas after caste violence

Ahmedabad - 

A state in western India said on Friday it will reserve ten per cent of government jobs and university spots for people whose income falls below a certain threshold after deadly caste protests last year.

India releases income tax data after criticism

India releases income tax data after criticism

New Delhi - 

Only about two per cent of Indians filed income tax returns in 2013, long-awaited official data showed on Friday, highlighting an exceptionally low tax base that constrains public spending in the world’s second-most populous nation.

Abdeslam slapped with terror charges over Paris attacks

Abdeslam slapped with terror charges over Paris attacks

Paris - 

A French court on Wednesday charged Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam over his role in the November 2015 carnage that left 130 dead, just hours after his extradition from Belgium.



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