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China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to Sou

A railway coach of the Indian Railways
CHINA will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this mo...




Beheading of British hostage is "pure evil" says Cameron

THE Islamic State claimed the beheading of a British aid worker, an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron who vowed Britain would do all it could to catch the killers. President Barack Obama offered US support fo More News »

With eye on China, Modi's India to develop disputed border r

INDIA has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. More News »

Police appeal for witnesses after arson attack on mosque

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an arson attack at an Islamic Centre. Officers attended The Islamic Centre in Manchester after reports of two men stealing CCTV cameras. They found that two cameras had been ripped from front of the bu More News »

Man jailed for two counts of sexual activity with a child

A man who had sex with two underage teenage girls has been jailed for over six years. Sulman Dar, 25, of Bolton, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual activity with a child at an earlier hearing. Dar was sentenced to six and a half year More News »
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