India charges Italian marines with murder

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Indian police on Friday formally charged two Italian marines with murder after two fishermen were shot dead off the southwestern coast.

The charges came as Italy's foreign ministry said it was recalling its ambassador to New Delhi for "consultations on the matter of the marines".

The pair, who are being held in custody in the state of Kerala, were deployed as guards on an Italian oil tanker when they were accused of shooting dead the fishermen after mistaking them for pirates on February 15.

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