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Radicals attack Hindu retreat as gender protests mount

Police have launched a major search operation across Kerala state this week and said more arrests are likely as they sift through video footage of attacks on women devotees and police near the Sabrimala temple.

Auckland snap Canterbury stranglehold on NZ rugby

The score was tied at 26-all at the end of regulation time and with 20 minutes added to break the deadlock Auckland hit the front for the first time with the match-winning try by Leon Fukofuka just before full-time.

Sri Lanka crisis deepens as PM resists sacking

Hours after sacking his former ally, President Maithripala Sirisena issued gazettes formalising the dramatic move, and the installation of one-time strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse as the new prime minister.

Ireland votes on historic blasphemy ban

The law was heavily criticised three years ago when police were forced to investigate British TV personality Stephen Fry for calling God ‘stupid’ during an interview.