Australian prime minister sounds cautiously optimistic note.
Upheld a four-year sentence for the New Citizens Movement founder.
BJP candidate Narendra Modi has publicly admitted that he is married.
Polling is being held in 91 seats in 14 states, including in the capital Delhi and the key state of Uttar Pradesh.
More than 800 million Indians are eligible to vote in a poll dominated by corruption and high inflation.
Searchers hurrying to catch pings from data recorders before they fail.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on Bangkok this weekend in a symbolic show of force.
Court accepted a new case against P.M. Yingluck Shinawatra, compounding her legal problems.
South Korean coastguards and navy divers resumed their search on Thursday for nearly 280 people still missing after a ferry capsized in what could be the country's worst maritime disaster in over 20 years.
Incident raises fears as to the capacity of security forces to maintain stability after international troops withdraw.
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