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Indian girl responds to treatment after rape ordeal

The condition of a 5-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and tortured by a man and then left alone in a locked room in India's capital for two days has improved, a doctor said today, as protests continued over the authorities' handling of the case.

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At least 11 dead in explosions in southern Indian city

A pair of bombs exploded this evening in a crowded shopping area in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50 more in the worst bombing in the country in more than a year, officials said.

New Delhi bus gang-rape suspect may be too young for execution

Officials carried out a bone test today to confirm the age of a young suspect in custody over the fatal assault and gang rape of a woman on a bus in India’s capital, while prosecutors will seek the death penalty for five men arrested with him.