Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi.

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Tea and sympathy for the idea of religion as a force for peace

India has 1,000-year-old faiths and a history as a non-violent country, the Dalai Lama told me

Thailand beach murders: Police identify two suspects over deaths of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Senior southern police commander said the suspects were related to the village leader on the island of Koh Tao

Pakistani people and relatives attending the funeral of Muhammad Shakil Auj, head of Islamic Studies at Karachi University, who was killed by unknown gunmen in restive Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistani academic accused of blasphemy shot dead in Karachi

Dr Muhammad Shakil Auj was known for promoting liberal views on Islam

Young voters leave a polling station in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Thailand’s Election Commission travel to Scotland to 'learn how to vote'

The group of officials reportedly travelled to Scotland for a week at the expense of Thai taxpayers

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: British man being questioned after brutal killing of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

Thai police have said there are 'a number of possible suspects'

Singaporean exile Chan Sun Wing reads a poem he wrote about taking up Thai Citizenship.

Have you heard about the film Singapore has banned its people from watching? Well, you have now

The government’s refusal to grant To Singapore, with Love a film licence has backfired

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23

Thailand beach murders: Police on the lookout for an 'Asian-looking' male

The families of two British tourists killed in Thailand have paid tribute to their loved ones as police continued to attempt to identify an Asian man now reportedly considered a prime suspect in the killings.

Thai workers carry the bodies of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in the Surat Thani province of southern Thailand

Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach

Bodies of a man and a woman are found with gruesome injuries after beach party

Ranjit Sinha enjoyed an easier relationship with the media when he spoke at CBI headquarters in Delhi following his election as Bureau head in December 2012

Ranjit Sinha: India’s police enforcer in the dock over alleged corruption

As head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Ranjit Sinha should be leading the new government’s anti-corruption drive. Instead, he is himself accused of shady dealings

At least 17 drowned after boat carrying wedding party hits flood debris in Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed in Pakistan after a boat carrying a wedding party hit debris from a dyke that has been blown up to save a town from severe flooding.

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