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Bollywood's Saif Ali Khan pleads not guilty to assault

Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan appeared in court on Thursday and denied breaking the nose of a South African businessman at a luxury hotel two years ago, a report said. The alleged incident happened in Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace hotel in February 2012, where the businessmen accused Khan of pushing him and punching him in the face in the Japanese restaurant Wasabi.

India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in India's financial hub Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, police said. More than 40 people were injured in the chaos that erupted shortly after midnight local time (1830 GMT) when the gates were shut to the residence of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died aged 102 Friday.

India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in India's financial hub Mumbai as a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, police said. More than 40 were also injured in the chaos that erupted shortly after midnight local time when the gates were shut to the residence of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died aged 102 Friday. Burhanuddin, who was due to celebrate his 103rd birthday in a few weeks, died of a heart attack at his home, a spokesman said. He was a leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shiite Islam.

India stampede kills 18 near Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in western India early Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Forty people were also injured in the incident south of Mumbai, which occurred shortly after 1:00 am (1930 GMT Friday) at the residence of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin who died Friday, it said. anb/mtp

British doctor who died in Syria is buried

A British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria was buried on Thursday, with his brother describing him as "our star". Abbas Khan's family believe he was murdered, but the Syrian regime says he took his own life. The British government has claimed that the 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon was "in effect murdered" by the regime. In emotional scenes after the funeral service at Regent's Park mosque in London, Khan's distraught mother Fatima could be heard crying: "Nobody help me, I love my son. I am the loser. I'm the failure."

Cricket: South Africa v India scoreboard

Tea scores on the fifth and final day of the first Test between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. India, first innings, 280 South Africa, first innings, 244 India, second innings, 421 South Africa, second innings A. Petersen b Mohammed Shami 76 G. Smith run out (Rahane) 44 H. Amla b Mohammed Shami 4 F. du Plessis not out 88 J. Kallis lbw b Zaheer Khan 34 A. de Villiers not out 72 Extras (b1, lb7, nb2, w3) 13

Cricket: South Africa v India scoreboard

Lunch scores on the fifth and final day of the first Test between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. India, first innings, 280 South Africa, first innings, 244 India, second innings, 421 South Africa, second innings A. Petersen b Mohammed Shami 76 G. Smith run out (Rahane) 44 H. Amla b Mohammed Shami 4 F. du Plessis not out 42 J. Kallis lbw b Zaheer Khan 34 A. de Villiers not out 24 Extras (b1, lb7, nb1, w3) 12

India special court sentences extradited underworld don to 7 yrs in jail

India special court sentences extradited underworld don to 7 yrs in jail NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A special court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Thursday sentenced to seven years in jail extradited underworld don Abu Salem in a fake passport case dating back to 2001.

Cricket: Pakistan hit back after Amla's hundred

A Pakistan attack had South Africa in difficulties with Hashim Amla's fighting hundred proving useful on the opening day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The 30-year-old right-hander made an unbeaten 118 for his 20th Test hundred to help South Africa, who won the toss and batted, foil a spin-cum-pace Pakistan attack, helping his team reach 245-8 at close at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Number ten Dale Steyn was unbeaten on 13.

Cricket: South Africa 66-3 after Irfan's double

Lanky paceman Mohammad Irfan took two early wickets to leave South Africa at 66-3 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan here on Monday. South Africa were on the back foot at 19-2 following Irfan's double strike in his incisive first spell of six overs, dismissing Alviro Petersen (three) in his second over and then had Graeme Smith (15) in his fourth. Hashim Amla was solid on 30 and AB de Villiers was unbeaten on 11 at the break as Irfan (2-27) exploited early life on Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch after South Africa won the toss.
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