India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan

Indian court finds 32 guilty in deadly Gujarat riots

A court convicted a former government minister and 31 other people for their part in the anti-Muslim riots that shook the western state of Gujarat 10 years ago.

Spa Star: Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Treatment of the Month: Golden Honey massage

14 killed as bus crashes into tree in India

At least 14 people were killed when a speeding bus crashed into a tree in northern India, a police spokesman said.

Bringing India into the equation: Terrorist attack on the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 2008

Apocalyptic Realm: Jihadists in South Asia, By Dilip Hiro

A study which sets out to trace the orgins of jihadi violence in the Indian subcontinent is ambitious, but flawed.

Mrs Ali's Road to Happiness, By Farahad Zama

Happiness is a small town in east India

Last Night's Viewing: Queen Victoria’s Last Love, Channel 4
Justified, 5USA

Every year at the court of Queen Victoria, the royal household amused itself with "am-drams": costumed aristos created tableaux inspired by well-known paintings and stories.

Birth of a nation: Bangladeshis on the move

Scenes From Early Life: A Novel, By Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher attempts a complex act of narrative ventriloquism in his eighth novel. Scenes from Early Life is written as a fictionalised memoir, told from the viewpoint of Hensher's husband, Zaved Mahmood. This re-imagining of his partner's childhood in what was then East Pakistan [now Bangladesh] reads like a fictive account that wants to stay faithful to historical reality. It might be this complicated braiding of the documentary and the dramatic, of fiction and reality, that gives early chapters their static, distant tone.

Cambodia anger atplan to copy Angkor Wat

It is often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Not so, perhaps, when it comes to ancient Hindu temples.

The original Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia was completed in the 12th century

Angkor's away! India plans larger than life copy of Cambodia's iconic temple

Cambodians protest as construction begins on copy that will be world's tallest Hindu temple

Hannah and Her Sisters (15)

Starring: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine

Hindujas back in driving seat as Souter quits bid for bus firm

Struggling British bus-builder Optare looks set to fall into the clutches of the Indian billionaire Hinduja brothers after Sir Brian Souter's rival company pulled out of potential takeover talks less than a day after expressing an interest.

The Salvation Army is among charities likely to be busy over the next couple of months

Have faith in debt charities: More people are turning to organisations which help the poor

Charities which help the poor and indebted, particularly religious ones, expect to be busier than ever in 2012. January and February are going to be particularly busy months for them as more impoverished individuals and families seek help. Christmas is often a turning point for people with debts; in the cold light of January many decide they need advice.

31 guilty over Indian Muslim's fire deaths

A court convicted and sentenced 31 Hindus to life imprisonment for killing dozens of Muslims by setting a building on fire during one of India's worst rounds of communal violence nine years ago. 

Ritual dancing on Rila mountain - in pictures

Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood gathered on the top of the Rila Mountain, near Babreka lake, some 100 km south of Sofia on today to perform ritual dances.

Opponents of compulsory Hindu education 'should leave India'

A row has broken out in southern India over whether schoolchildren should be obliged to learn a Hindu religious text in the classroom, with the state's education minister further fanning the flames by saying those who objected to the plan should leave India.

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London