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She came under criticism from members of her own party who distanced themselves from her remarks

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'British agent' faces hanging

An arms dealer who claims he was working undercover for British intelligence and is now facing treason charges in India, goes on trial in Calcutta on Thursday.

Calcutta pays final respects

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity pray by the body of Mother of Teresa, the founder of their order, who died of a heart attack in Calcutta on Friday aged 87, writes Louis Jebb. Weeping masses stood outside the order's headquarters in Calcutta before dawn yesterday. Mother Teresa had complained of back pain and uneasiness on Friday evening. "I can't breathe any more," she said, before falling back on her bed and passing away.

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