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Mar 22, 2015

India police red-faced after raid on brothels finds colleagues

Police in eastern Indian were left red-faced when a raid in a red-light district discovered four of their own along with a convicted murderer whom they were supposed to be guarding, a report said Sunday. The four constables had been tasked with transporting the ...

Mar 22, 2015

Former senior Chinese police chief detained on suspicion of murder

The former police chief of the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia has been detained on suspicion of murder, the official Xinhua News Agency said Sunday, citing public security authorities. Zhao Liping was in charge of the police in Inner Mongolia from 2005 until ...

Mar 22, 2015

'India's first gun for women' proves a hit — among men

A lightweight revolver launched in the wake of a deadly 2012 gang rape in Delhi and billed as India’s first gun designed for women has proved a hit — but only among men. Sales figures for the “nirbheek,” which means “fearless” in Hindi, show ...

Mar 21, 2015

Paper airplanes, parents help Indian pupils outsmart state exams

Around 600 high school students in eastern India have been expelled for cheating on pressure-packed 10th grade examinations this week, education authorities said Friday. The incident has gotten widespread attention after Indian television footage showed parents and friends of students scaling the outer walls ...

Mar 20, 2015

In Vanuatu, survivors await help as death toll inches up

Thousands of people left homeless by a fierce cyclone remained stuck in shelters across Vanuatu on Friday, waiting for relief and longing for a return to normalcy as the death toll from the disaster rose by two to 13. Australian and French troops arrived ...

Sydney siege cafe reopens, with plaques honoring victims

Mar 20, 2015

Sydney siege cafe reopens, with plaques honoring victims

A Sydney cafe that was the scene of a siege three months ago reopened on Friday with plaques honoring two victims killed during the 16-hour standoff, which prompted tighter Australian immigration controls and a review of anti-terror laws. The Lindt Chocolate Cafe opened its ...