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Bicycle Bombs Hit Indian City

Body count reportedly at 22 and rising

(Newser) - At least two bicycle-borne bombs exploded in a crowded marketplace in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad today. Death toll reports vary— 24/7 Emirates reports about 22 feared dead, and most sources say at least 50 were injured. The bombs struck within two minutes of each other about 500 feet... More »

Facebook Turns to Indian Workers

Company plans to double number of support centers

(Newser) - Facebook is bumping its number of support center to four with a new office in Hyderabad, India. The Indian office, the company's first in Asia, will supplement existing operations in Palo Alto, Calif., and Dublin, and a recently announced Austin, Texas office, and let the company provide better round-the-clock, multi-lingual... More »

Indians Pray to the 'Visa God'

Priest uses deity to hook believers hoping to work in the West

(Newser) - Every week, 100,000 worshipers converge on a temple in Hyderabad, India, that honors a local incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. But the faithful aren’t praying for good health or fortune: They seek visas to the US and other Western countries, and the deity they’re praying to... More »

30 Dead in India Bombings

Explosions rip through Hyderabad; at least 30 killed, 60 wounded

(Newser) - Three bombings today at crowded public places in a southern Indian metropolis killed at least 34 people and wounded 60 more, the Reuters reports. An Indian minister said the explosions that detonated minutes apart in Hyderabad were terrorism. Two ripped through an amusement park during a laser show, and the... More »

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