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Indian student hacked to death for intercaste marriage

Indian student hacked to death for intercaste marriage

An Indian student from the lowest Dalit caste was hacked to death and his wife critically injured in southern India in a suspected ‘honour killing’ by relatives angered by their marriage, police said Monday.

China arrests 21 over $7.6 bn Ponzi scam

China arrests 21 over $7.6 bn Ponzi scam

Chinese authorities have arrested 21 people on suspicion of defrauding around 900,000 people of more than 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion), state media reported, after an online peer-to-peer lender ...

Afghan boy in plastic Messi jersey becomes Internet star

Afghan boy in plastic Messi jersey becomes Internet star

A five-year-old Afghan boy living in an insurgency-prone area has become an online sensation after pictures of him dressed in an improvised Lionel Messi jersey -- made out of a plastic bag -- went viral.

Thousands protest against Pacific trade deal in Malaysia

Thousands protest against Pacific trade deal in Malaysia

Thousands of protesters gathered in Kuala Lumpur Saturday to denounce the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade alliance, demanding the government reject the accord in a parliamentary debate next week.

China paper slams 'superstitious' reasoning for falling births

China paper slams 'superstitious' reasoning for falling births

A state-run Chinese newspaper on Friday excoriated population authorities for ‘superstition’ after they blamed the inauspicious Year of the Sheep for births falling in 2015 despite a loosening of the one-child policy.