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24 October 2014 Last updated at 08:28 ET

Daniel Pearl murder suspect releasedDaniel Pearl

One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.


Silicon VallyUS firm fined for underpaying Indians

US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.

Transmedic machineFirst transplant of 'dead' heart

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

Media round-ups

Carrie Gracie Article written by Carrie Gracie Carrie Gracie BBC China editor

China Week: Emissions, executions and broken dreams

US interest, execution figures and exploited camels: The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at what's been making headlines across China this week.

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Soutik Biswas Article written by Soutik Biswas Soutik Biswas Delhi correspondent

How Cyclone Hudhud got its name

India's new cyclone is named after a bird, but thinking up these names has not been an easy process. The BBC's Soutik Biswas explains.

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Andrew North Article written by Andrew North Andrew North South Asia correspondent

Why are India's air force planes falling out of the sky?

All air forces have accidents, but accounts of Indian warplanes crashing on training flights have become almost routine news, writes Andrew North.

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Special Reports

A woman riding a scooter waits for a traffic signal along a street in Mumbai February 5, 2014.Special report: India Direct

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