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From TheJournal.ie A mysterious brain fever linked to lychees has killed over 100 children in India Bihar

A mysterious brain fever linked to lychees has killed over 100 children in India

Over 113 chidlren have died so far.

From TheJournal.ie 44 people killed after bus plunges into gorge in northern India Himachal Pradesh

44 people killed after bus plunges into gorge in northern India

The accident happened in the state of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Body of drowned Indian magician found after Houdini-inspired stunt goes wrong Stunt Goes Wrong

Body of drowned Indian magician found after Houdini-inspired stunt goes wrong

The performer had said he wanted to use the stunt to revive interest in magic.

From TheJournal.ie At least 31 children in India killed by toxin in lychee fruit Northern India

At least 31 children in India killed by toxin in lychee fruit

The disease claimed a record 150 lives in 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Six men escape death sentence for rape and murder of eight-year-old Indian girl Convicted

Six men escape death sentence for rape and murder of eight-year-old Indian girl

Investigations suggested that the girl was targeted in order to strike fear in her nomad community.

From The42 'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters' Controversial

'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has defended his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.

From TheJournal.ie At least 19 students die in fire at college in India Surat

At least 19 students die in fire at college in India

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

From TheJournal.ie Modi claims election victory, vows 'inclusive' future for India BJP

Modi claims election victory, vows 'inclusive' future for India

The preliminary count predicts a commanding majority in the lower house for the BJP.

From TheJournal.ie Mass evacuations as biggest tropical storm in decades hits India Cyclone Fani

Mass evacuations as biggest tropical storm in decades hits India

Forecasters say the area could see gusts of up to 200 kilometres per hour.

From TheJournal.ie Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election Uttar Pradesh

Indian man chops off index finger in desperation after voting for wrong party in national election

Pawan Kumar became confused by the symbols on the electronic voting machine.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for direct flights between Ireland and India Long Haul

Calls for direct flights between Ireland and India

Ireland is home to 45,000 people from India.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway Voting

Nearly a billion people expected to vote as Indian election gets underway

Opinion polls put 68-year-old incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi as favourite.

From TheJournal.ie The Dalai Lama has been hospitalised in India Spiritual Leader

The Dalai Lama has been hospitalised in India

Tibet’s spiritual leader is 83 years old.

From TheJournal.ie US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China US

US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China

Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free.

From TheJournal.ie Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke Comedy Central This post contains videos

Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke

Noah was speaking about the tensions between India and Pakistan.

From TheJournal.ie Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture' Tensions

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

From TheJournal.ie Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a 'peace gesture' Conflict

Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a 'peace gesture'

The move comes after clashes between the nuclear-armed powers ignited fears of a disastrous conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation? Kashmir Dispute

Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?

The countries have been in a dispute for over 70 years in relation to the Kashmir region.

From TheJournal.ie Two Indian military jets shot down by Pakistan, one Indian pilot captured Kashmir

Two Indian military jets shot down by Pakistan, one Indian pilot captured

One aircraft had fallen in Pakistani-held Kashmir, while the other crashed on the Indian side.

From TheJournal.ie At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India Fatal

At least 99 confirmed dead after drinking toxic alcohol in India

Police suspect methanol had been added to the alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Two more women barred from entering one of India's holiest temples India

Two more women barred from entering one of India's holiest temples

This comes two weeks after two others made history and sparked uproar by praying inside.

From TheJournal.ie In Delhi, the government plans a new home for stray cows and elderly citizens India

In Delhi, the government plans a new home for stray cows and elderly citizens

A 2012 livestock census found there were more than five million stray cows across India.

From TheJournal.ie Eleven dead and 93 hospitalised after eating 'toxic' rice at Indian temple Karnataka

Eleven dead and 93 hospitalised after eating 'toxic' rice at Indian temple

The rice had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance, officials said.

From TheJournal.ie Leopard kills Buddhist monk meditating in Indian forest Ramdegi Forest

Leopard kills Buddhist monk meditating in Indian forest

Two other meditating monks with him at the time escaped unscathed.

From TheJournal.ie Calls to leave body of American killed by arrow-shooting tribe on island North Sentinel Island

Calls to leave body of American killed by arrow-shooting tribe on island

John Chau was killed in a hail of arrows almost two weeks ago as he went ashore on North Sentinel Island.

From The42 '13 years of blood, sweat and tears': Kellie Harrington returns to Dublin a world champion Champion Of The World This post contains videos

'13 years of blood, sweat and tears': Kellie Harrington returns to Dublin a world champion

The 29-year-old received a civic reception in Dublin on Monday after securing gold in India over the weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death Unexplored Island

Who are the North Sentinelese? The story behind the remote island at the centre of an American's death

The remote Indian island has a fascinating history.

From TheJournal.ie Indian police struggle to get body of American killed by arrow-shooting tribe North Sentinel Island

Indian police struggle to get body of American killed by arrow-shooting tribe

John Chau (26) was apparently shot and killed by arrows, but the cause of death can’t be confirmed yet.

From TheJournal.ie US tourist killed by arrow-shooting Indian tribe North Sentinel Island

US tourist killed by arrow-shooting Indian tribe

John Chau (27) took a boat ride to North Sentinel Island where the indigenous people live cut off from the outside world.

From The42 Ireland well-beaten once again as World T20 proves a 'very tough learning curve' Winless This post contains videos

Ireland well-beaten once again as World T20 proves a 'very tough learning curve'

‘You can see the foundations are there for us if we were a professional side,’ Isobel Joyce said after a third loss to India.

From TheJournal.ie India minister turns on own party over killing of man-eating tiger after 150-strong man hunt Man Hunt

India minister turns on own party over killing of man-eating tiger after 150-strong man hunt

The big cat blamed for killing more than a dozen people was shot dead on Friday night.

From TheJournal.ie Man-eating Tiger killed in India after 150-strong man hunt Man Hunt

Man-eating Tiger killed in India after 150-strong man hunt

Disputes have quickly erupted after the killing with media reporting that the tigress was shot with no attempt to tranquilise her.

From TheJournal.ie The world's largest statue - twice the size of the Statue of Liberty - unveiled amid protests in India Statue Of Unity

The world's largest statue - twice the size of the Statue of Liberty - unveiled amid protests in India

Local groups were opposed to the Statue of Unity as many families had to leave their homes to accommodate it.

From TheJournal.ie At least 50 dead after train strikes crowd in India Amritsar

At least 50 dead after train strikes crowd in India

A similar number have been rushed to hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Hindu hardliners order 12-hour strike as they step up campaign to block women from Indian temple India

Hindu hardliners order 12-hour strike as they step up campaign to block women from Indian temple

The Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in the state of Kerala was meant to allow women from yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says amendment to victims charter could be named in honour of Danielle McLaughlin Donegal

Taoiseach says amendment to victims charter could be named in honour of Danielle McLaughlin

28-year-old Danielle died in an attack in Goa, India in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'Panic' after air pressure error caused mass bleeding on India flight Mumbai To Jaipur

'Panic' after air pressure error caused mass bleeding on India flight

The flight crew “has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation”, the company said.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach apologises to Danielle McLaughlin's family after citizenship 'error' Apology

Taoiseach apologises to Danielle McLaughlin's family after citizenship 'error'

The family of murdered Danielle McLaughlin has held a face to face meeting with the Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin after 'misunderstanding' over Irish citizenship Sincere Apology

Taoiseach to meet with mother of Danielle McLaughlin after 'misunderstanding' over Irish citizenship

A letter from the Taoiseach’s office extended “sincere apologies” to Andrea Brannigan and her family.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach hails 'enormous step forward' as India decriminalises gay sex in historic ruling Colonial-era Law

Taoiseach hails 'enormous step forward' as India decriminalises gay sex in historic ruling

A colonial-era law saw homosexual acts punishable by 10 years in prison.

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