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DELHI -- India’s 814 million voters will go to the polls in elections that pit Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi against the Gandhi family's ruling party.
In Delhi violence broke out between supporters of the anti-corruption Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party and members of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Rahul Gandhi’s Congress Party is trailing the BJP in polls.
MOSCOW -- Russia's President Putin has warned that Moscow "cannot ignore calls for help" from other parts of Ukraine – a threat of further military intervention.
ALBERTA -- Flexcoin, the Canada-based Bitcoin bank, is to close after losing $600,000 in a hacker attack – another victim in a spate of recent Bitcoin robberies.
BEIJING -- China will boost its 2014 military spending by 12.2 percent to $132 billion – the biggest rise for three years, as Beijing continues to assert itself in Asia.
LONDON -- Singapore has topped 131 cities globally to become the world's most expensive city to live in 2014, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
PRETORIA -- A female judge will decide the fate of Oscar Pistorius and pronounce him innocent or guilty of the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.
KUNMING -- At least 33 people have been killed and more than 130 wounded in a mass stabbing at a Chinese railway station in the country's Yunnan province.
LONDON -- Three years of civil war in Syria has seen more than 140,000 people killed, including 71,000 civilians, while 2.5 million Syrians are refugees.
CARDINGTON -- The world's largest aircraft – part plane, part airship and part helicopter – has been unveiled in the UK. The HAV304 is 91m long and 26m high.
SOCHI -- The XI Paralympic Games sees a record 47 countries competing in seven disciplines of five sports, including para-snowboarding for the first time.
SVALBARD -- More than 20,000 seeds from over 100 nations – including, for the first time, Japan – have arrived at Norway’s Global Seed Vault.