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Building Collapse Kills 41 in Mumbai

More than 50 injured

(Newser) - At least 41 people have been killed after a building collapsed near Mumbai, the AP reports. More than 50 have been injured, and more could be trapped. At least 11 children were dead, officials said, with more than 20 people missing amid rescue efforts. The seven-story building was in the...

American Mumbai Plotter Gets 35 Years

David Coleman Headley scouted targets for 2008 hit in India

(Newser) - An American was sentenced today to 35 years in prison for the key role he played in a 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai that has been called India's 9/11. David Coleman Headley's meticulous scouting missions facilitated the assault by 10 gunmen from a Pakistani-based militant group. The attack...

Taliban to India: Return Gunman's Body or Face 'Revenge'

Spokesman: We'll continue Mumbai attacker's 'mission'

(Newser) - The Taliban threatened revenge today unless India returns the body of a Pakistani man executed for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. A Pakistani Taliban spokesman demanded that Mohammed Ajmal Kasab's body be given back to his family or handed over to the Taliban....

India Hangs Sole Surviving Mumbai Attacker

Pakistani citizen executed for deadly 2008 terrorist assault

(Newser) - The only attacker to be captured alive after the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai was executed this morning. Pakistan citizen Ajmal Amir Kasab, one of 10 gunmen whose brazen attack killed 164 people, was hanged in a jail outside the city, the Washington Post reports. His execution, only the third...

Millions of Stray Dogs Terrorize India

They bite millions of people each year

(Newser) - The New York Times today looks at India's problem with stray dogs, which the paper describes as a "menace" in its headline. That's putting it mildly. The details are enough to horrify: Tens of millions of strays occupy the country, and they bite millions of people each...

Doctors Find 5-Inch Worm Living in Man's Eye

Indian man undergoes 15-minute operation for worm removal

(Newser) - Doctors in India examined a man suffering from eye irritation and found a five-inch worm living inside his eye socket, the Daily Mail reports. PK Krishnamurthy, 75, had taken medication for eye discomfort, but went back to a Mumbai hospital when his eye problems continued. "Mr Krishnamurthy was lucky...

Cops: Mumbai Planner Had New Attack in the Works

Abu Jindal was arrested in India this week

(Newser) - Police in India say the arrest of the man suspected of being the brains between the 2008 Mumbai attacks may have have prevented another attack of even greater scope. Abu Jindal, aka Sayed Zabiuddin, had been recruiting participants for two years while living in Saudi Arabia, authorities tell Reuters . Jindal...

India Captures Mumbai Planner

Abu Jindal was allegedly the gunmen's 'handler'

(Newser) - Indian police say they've arrested one of the masterminds behind 2008's dramatic Mumbai terrorist attack. Delhi police tell the BBC that Abu Jindal, aka Sayed Zabiuddin, was the "handler" of the 10 gunmen, and that his voice can be heard on recordings of conversations between the gunmen...

US Vows to Help India Fight Terrorism

Hillary Clinton on 3-day trip to India a week after Mumbai attacks killed 20

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton pledged robust counterterrorism cooperation with India today while assuring Indian officials that the Obama administration won't ease pressure on Pakistan to combat extremists or allow the Taliban to regain power in Afghanistan upon the withdrawal of American troops. While hailing improved US-Indian ties, Clinton also called on...

Mumbai Blasts Baffle Indian Intelligence

'Every city in India is vulnerable'

(Newser) - India still has no idea who was behind the three explosions that killed 18 people in Mumbai yesterday, and the government has admitted it had no inkling the attacks were coming. “Whoever planned this attack worked in a very, very clandestine manner,” Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told...

India on High Alert After Deadly Mumbai Blasts

Police hunting for leads after triple bombing kills 17

(Newser) - Cities across India are on high alert as security forces search for the culprits behind last night's deadly triple bombing in Mumbai that killed 17 people . No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which injured scores of people, the BBC reports. "All groups that have capacity to...

3 Blasts Rock Mumbai
 3 Blasts Rock Mumbai, Killing 17 

3 Blasts Rock Mumbai, Killing 17

All explosions occurred in crowded areas, say police

(Newser) - Three explosions rocked India's busy financial capital at rush-hour today, killing at least 17 people and injuring 71 in what officials describe as another terror attack on the city. The blasts took place in a crowded market and other busy areas: The first struck the Jhaveri Bazaar at 6:...

'Slumdog Millionaire' Star Rubina Ali Homeless After Fire in Mumbai Slum
 Slumdog Star Loses All in Fire 

Slumdog Star Loses All in Fire

Rubina Ali homeless again after blaze in Mumbai slum

(Newser) - Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali is out on the street after a blaze ripped through her Mumbai slum today. "It's all gone. Even my best clothes, everything," Rubina tearfully told the AP via phone; the 12-year-old also lost her awards, clippings, and photos from the Oscar-winning flick....

Bombay Stock Exchange Offers 'Sharia Index'

Officials hope to woo Muslims with 'Sharia-compliant' shares

(Newser) - In the latest sign of the times, the Bombay Stock Exchange is offering a new index of Indian stocks from companies whose practices comply with Sharia, the legal code of Islam. The BSE TASIS Sharia 50 index is based on guidelines of an Indian Sharia advisory board and includes the...

Police Search Mumbai for 4 Men Plotting Holiday Attack

'We believe the threat is serious,' say police

(Newser) - Four terrorists have entered India and are planning to attack Mumbai over the holidays, say authorities, who have issued a terror alert for the city. Police last night said they believe the four belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group blamed for the November 2008 attacks. Today, police set up checkpoints along...

Obama Relives Childhood Memories as Asia Trip Ends

Trip offered opportunities for personal moments

(Newser) - President Obama finished off his 10-day Asia trip on a personal note, visiting the Great Buddha statue in Japan that he last saw as a 6-year-old boy. “It is wonderful to return to this great treasure of Japanese culture,” he wrote in the guest book. "Its beauty...

Plane With Suspicious Cargo Forced to Land in Mumbai

Bomb squad checking Delta flight from Amsterdam

(Newser) - Another air scare: A Delta flight landed in emergency conditions in Mumbai today after a report of suspicious cargo on board. The plane from Amsterdam landed at Mumbai's airport at 11pm local time and was immediately taken to an isolated bay, where it was being inspected by bomb squads and...

Mumbai Gunman Sentenced to Death

Crowds celebrate

(Newser) - Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008, was sentenced to death today by an Indian court, three days after the Pakistani was found guilty of murder and waging war against India. "Such a person can't be given an opportunity to reform himself,...

Chicago Terror Suspect Charged in Mumbai Attacks

Authorities say David Headley helped pick targets

(Newser) - A Chicago man already in custody for allegedly planning a terrorist strike against a Danish newspaper, has been charged with helping to plan the Mumbai attacks. According to prosecutors, David Headley was a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group suspected in the attack, and attended a terrorist training camp and scouted...

Terror Suspects in Chicago Linked to Mumbai

Men's trail leads to Pakistan, Bollywood

(Newser) - A pair of Chicago-based men busted last month in a plot to kill the Danish Mohammed cartoonist are now suspected of helping plot the Mumbai attacks last year. Suspect David Headley—who changed his name from Daood Gilani to make border crossings easier, according to the FBI—is believed to...

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