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India Building Collapse Kills 12 near Mumbai

A dilapidated building killed 12 people when it collapsed outside Mumbai on Tuesday, a rescue official said, the second such accident around the Indian financial capital in a week.

Rescuers pulled seven people out of the rubble alive after the three-storey structure crumbled overnight while families were sleeping inside, the official said.

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India Hangs 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts Plotter Yakub Memon

India executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon on Thursday for conspiring in the nation's deadliest attack, a series of blasts that killed hundreds in Mumbai more than two decades ago.

Memon was hanged at Nagpur jail in the western state of Maharashtra on his 53rd birthday after India's president and Supreme Court rejected 11th-hour appeals for clemency.

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India Building Collapse Kills Seven

Seven people died when a three-story building collapsed in heavy rains in western India, an official said Wednesday, the latest deadly accident to highlight shoddy construction standards in the country.

Rescuers were frantically searching for another three people believed trapped under the rubble of the dilapidated building, which crumbled on the outskirts of Indian's financial capital Mumbai late Tuesday night.

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India Bomb Plotter Seeks Stay of Execution

A convicted bomb plotter due to be hanged next week lodged on Thursday a last-ditch challenge with India's top court, claiming his death warrant had been issued before all legal avenues to appeal were exhausted.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, who was convicted for plotting the 1993 Mumbai bomb attacks that killed hundreds, paving the way for his execution after more than two decades in jail.

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Mumbai Bomb Plotter on Death Row Loses Final Appeal

India's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by Yakub Memon, a key plotter of bomb attacks that killed hundreds in Mumbai in 1993, paving the way for his execution.

Media reports said Yakub Memon would hang on July 30 -- more than two decades after the deadliest attacks ever to hit India -- after the Supreme Court rejected his final plea.

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Mumbai Toxic Alcohol Deaths Reach 100

The death toll from India's latest case of mass bootleg liquor poisoning rose to 100 Monday as authorities in Mumbai pledged to crack down on the illicit trade.

Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, announced the updated toll in Mumbai's deadliest incident of alcohol poisoning for over a decade.

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Blaze in Mumbai High-Rise Kills Seven

A fire in a high-rise apartment block in Mumbai has killed seven people after they became trapped on the upper floors, officials said Sunday.

Fire officials are probing the cause of the blaze in the Indian financial capital which erupted on Saturday night on the 14th floor of the 21-storey tower block, officials said.

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India Finds Two Bodies after Naval Plane Crash

Indian authorities have found the bodies of two navy pilots whose plane crashed into the sea on Tuesday.

A navy statement said the body of a male officer was recovered from the plane's fuselage on Friday, a day after that of a female officer was found.

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Two Missing after India Navy Plane Crashes into Sea

A naval aircraft crashed off the western Indian coast leaving two pilots missing, the navy said Wednesday, in the latest of a string of accidents which have hit the force.

Rescue operations were underway after the Indian navy's Dornier aircraft plunged into the sea some 25 nautical miles off the western holiday state of Goa around 10:00 pm local time (1630 GMT) Tuesday.

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Pakistan Court Orders Release of Mumbai Attacks Suspect

A Pakistan court on Friday canceled a detention order against the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, potentially paving the way for his release.

It is the latest round in a tussle over Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused over the terror siege that left 166 dead, which has worsened already strained ties with India.

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