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India heatwave kills more than 750

The death toll from India's heatwave is soaring. Credit: APTN

A heatwave in India has now killed more than 750 people.

Most of the deaths have coming in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana where temperatures have hit between 45C and 48C.

An estimated 550 people have died in Andhra Pradesh since May 13, one official said.

People have been advised to stay indoors as much as possible.


At least 26 killed as train derails in northern India

The train is believed to have derailed in northern India Credit: APTN

At least 26 people are believed to have died when a passenger train derailed in northern India, police said.

Rescue workers are using heavy duty cutters to get to people feared to be trapped in the wreckage.

The incident happened near Bachhrawan village in Uttar Pradesh state.

The cause of the derailment is not yet known.

Police release CCTV of suspects in India nun gang-rape

The CCTV footage is from outside the convent school where the nun was attacked. Credit: RTV

Police have released CCTV footage of four men they claim gang-raped an elderly nun at a convent school in eastern India.

The elderly nun is said to be 'out of danger'. Credit: RTV

Surya Kanta Mishra, Secretary of State for the Communist Party of India said the nun was "out of danger" and "improving."

Police released CCTV footage of four suspects. Credit: RTV

The opposition party has threatened to take out protest rallies if the accused were not put behind the bars within 48 hours.


Elderly nun gang-raped in convent school in eastern India

Demonstrators from All India Democratic Women's Association protesting the rape and killing of two teenage girls in New Delhi last year Credit: Reuters

A nun in her 70s is in hospital after being gang-raped in the convent school where she lives in eastern India.

Up to 12 men broke into the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in Ranaghat, West Bengal, overnight, police said today.

"A preliminary investigation has revealed that a nun at the school was gagged and gang-raped," police inspector general Anuj Sharma told AFP.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the alleged attack.

Residents have held protests in the streets and blocked off the main highway in protest over the attack.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has described the incident as "horrific" and ordered an investigation, The Indian Express reported.

State Urban Development Minister Firhad described it as an "attack on humanity".

India cruise to win over UAE at World Cup

India made light work of winning a third game at the Cricket World Cup, beating the United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in Perth.

MS Dhoni's men - fresh from their impressive win over South Africa last time out - were ruthless in their dismantling of the associate nation.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli eased India to the win. Credit: PA

A first ODI four-for from Ravichandran Ashwin (four for 25) helped them bowl out the UAE for 102 - the lowest score of the tournament so far - and then they rattled through their chase in less than 19 overs.

The only bump in the road in India's knock came when Shikhar Dhawan went in the seventh over for 14, Rohan Mustafa taking a fine catch at backward point off the bowling of Mohammad Naveed.

Around him, though, Rohit Sharma made 57 and Virat Kohli 33 in a stand of 75 as victory was secured with ease on the back of a solid bowling performance.

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