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In this photo taken on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines plane approaches to land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang in Malaysia. A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, was forced to return to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, due to an autopilot defect shortly after takeoff. The airline said the defect didn't affect the safety of the aircraft or passengers but the captain turned back as a precaution. AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin

Malaysia Airlines flight to India forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur due to autopilot defect

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Hyderabad’s Kumar showcasing ‘best fabrics in India’ in return to Vancouver Fashion Week (w/gallery)

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Mahesh Bhatt is pictured here after serving biryani on the streets of Hyderabad as part of India's rice bucket challenge. Submitted photo/Twitter.

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt lends support to rice bucket challenge in Hyderabad

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Al-Qaida’s expansion to India is reaction to terror group’s diminished influence, say analysts

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Al-Qaida has expanded into India to “wage jihad against its enemies”

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Daring Indian mom subjects herself to violence from husband during stunts to fund children’s education (w/gallery)

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Indian gas pipeline explosion kills 15 people, destroys scores of houses (w/ photos)

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India river tragedy: Hair-raising video of students being swept away surfaces

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Bizarre treatment: Indians swallow live fish to cure asthma (w/gallery)

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I want my child back, says woman whose son was swept away in Indian river

Indians gather near the spot where dozens of students were swept away Sunday evening when a dam released a rush of water... (more...)

Indian rescue personnel gather on the banks of the Beas River during a search operation in Kullu on June 9, 2014. STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Rescuers search for dozens of Indian students swept away in sudden dam release; 4 bodies found

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