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October 14, 2018 11:18 PM Boeing 737 flies into brick wall — and just keeps going

An Air India pilot flew a Boeing 737 through a brick wall Friday. Incredibly, that marked the beginning of its journey and not the end. The jet not only clobbered the top of a five-foot perimeter wall but also destroyed a small landing guide tower as it climbed out of Tiruchirappalli International Airport in Tamil Nadu, India, shortly after midnight 15

October 9, 2018 11:42 PM One of oldest U.S. coal companies files for bankruptcy as fuel demand drops

The restructuring agreement, which must be approved by a judge, includes refinancing an outstanding loan and a “business transformation” meant to significantly increase cash flow, the company statement said, without providing details. The group of lenders that holds a majority of Westmoreland’s debt also plans to bid for the company’s assets, the statement 11

October 6, 2018 3:57 PM 20 killed as overcrowded minibus falls into gorge in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, INDIA—At least 20 people were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday when an overcrowded minibus fell into a deep gorge along a mountainous road in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The 22-seat minibus was carrying at least 36 passengers when it plunged off a Himalayan mountain road near southern Ramban town, said police officer Anita 13

September 30, 2018 2:19 AM Maldives confirms Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as president-elect

Solih, 56, was a democracy activist during decades of autocratic rule in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation and a former parliamentary majority leader. He became the Maldivian Democratic Party’s presidential candidate after its other top figures were jailed or exiled by Yameen’s government. Party leader and former president Mohamed Nasheed, in exile 10

September 28, 2018 12:56 PM India’s top court lifts temple’s ban on women who menstruate

NEW DELHI—India’s Supreme Court on Friday lifted a temple’s ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. The historic Sabarimala temple had barred women age 10 to 50 from entering the temple, one of the largest Hindu pilgrimage centres in the world. Some religious figures consider menstruating women 13

September 21, 2018 1:46 PM Death toll in Tanzania ferry incident rises above 100

“His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his heartfelt solidarity with those who mourn the loss of their loved ones and who fear for the lives of those still missing,” his telegram said, according to the Vatican. At least 37 people had been rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their work overnight. No foreigners 11

August 22, 2018 12:29 PM Aid workers in India warn scale of flood damage unclear

KOCHI, INDIA—The people of the flood-battered Indian state of Kerala are “in a great struggle to rebuild their lives,” the state’s top official said Wednesday, as aid workers warned it could take days before the full scope of the destruction is clear. Though rains have stopped over the past three days and floodwaters are receding, vast swaths of the tropical 15

August 2, 2018 12:53 PM New Delhi robbers escape with a valuable commodity in India: 500 pounds of hair

NEW DELHI—Posing as customers, the three men entered a little New Delhi workshop early one morning. Then one pulled out a gun, and the trio demanded the most valuable thing there: Hair. They fled a half-hour later with 200 kilograms (500 pounds) of wigs and raw hair worth more than $20,000 (U.S.), police said Thursday. “People think wigs are cheap but they cost a fortune 16

August 1, 2018 6:40 PM Auger-Aliassime, Pospisil and Polansky added to Rogers Cup field as wild cards

Rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime is among five Canadians who earned a wild-card berth into the 2018 Rogers Cup. Tennis Canada announced on Wednesday the final five wild-card recipients for the tennis tournaments in Toronto and Montreal. Joining Montreal’s Auger-Aliassime in Toronto for the men’s tournament are 2013 Rogers Cup semifinalist Vasek Pospisil 21

August 1, 2018 12:06 AM Two Manitoba women charged with inciting hatred against Indigenous people on Facebook

FLIN FLON, MAN.—Two women have been charged with inciting hatred after someone proposed having a “shoot a Indian day” on social media in northern Manitoba. RCMP say the women, along with another who has not yet been arrested, posted hateful messages on Facebook after vehicles were vandalized in Flin Flon. Earlier this week, a Facebook account under the name Destine 19