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Maldives police arrests former President Nasheed

The police in the Maldives detained opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday, defying pressure from regional power India which had called for him to be free to campaign for elections.

Sebastian Vettel takes record pole for Red Bull

Red Bull set a Formula One record of 16 pole positions in a season when double world champion Sebastian Vettel lapped fastest in qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Saturday.

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Formula One: Sebastian Vettel wins Indian Grand Prix

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix on Sunday for his 11th victory of the season.

Vettel has already sealed his second successive championship, ahead of McLaren's Jenson B

Indian Grand Prix: Vettel fastest final free practice session

World champion Sebastian Vettel grabbed the quickest time with his last run in the Indian Grand Prix's final free practice on Saturday.

In smoggy conditions, Vettel clocked 1min 24.824sec to pip McLa

Formula One: Elite sport? No, we're just like you

Williams chairman Adam Parr denied Formula One was an elite sport as team bosses defended its debut in India, where hundreds of millions of people live below the poverty line.

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Formula One: Vettel on pole for Indian Grand Prix

World champion Sebastian Vettel raced to pole position on Saturday in qualifying for the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

The 24-year-old German clocked 1min 24.178sec to qualify ahead of McLaren's Lewis

Formula One: Customs bungle hits fuming Schumi

A customs bungle dented Michael Schumacher's Indian Grand Prix hopes on Saturday after vital tyre-checking equipment was held up by Indian border officials.

The fuming seven-time champion missed out

Dutch plane aborts Goa take-off after bird strike

A Dutch charter plane en route to Sri Lanka was forced to abort take-off after a bird flew into one of its engines in Goa, the airline said on Thursday.

"The plane hit the bird while it was gathering

‘Wife-sharing’ haunts Indian villages as girls decline

When Munni arrived in this fertile, sugarcane-growing region of north India as a young bride years ago, little did she imagine she would be forced into having sex and bearing children with her husband

Formula One: India unveils new racetrack

India on Tuesday unveiled a new $400 million Formula One track two weeks before it hosts its first Grand Prix, promising to wipe away disappointing memories of last year's Commonwealth Games.

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