Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and alleging the teenagers had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.
Indians cast final ballots Monday in a record election that saw 551 million people vote over five weeks, with exit polls predicting a new right-wing government under Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi.
India's frontrunner for prime minister Narendra Modi urged voters to turn out in record numbers to throw the scandal-plagued Congress party out of power as a bitter, marathon election campaign neared its end.
A landmine blast blamed on Maoist rebels killed seven police officers on Sunday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, the latest deadly attack during national elections, an official said.
Campaigning in India's bitterly fought election entered its last day Saturday ahead of next week's final voting with the Hindu nationalist opposition already scenting victory.
India's election commission charged Rahul Gandhi with breaching its code of conduct Friday after the ruling Congress party's frontman in ongoing polls allegedly warned that an opposition victory would trigger carnage.
A private bus has plunged off a mountain road in northern India, killing 17 people and injuring five others.
India's air monitoring center Thursday dismissed data released by the World Health Organization that showed New Delhi's air as the dirtiest worldwide, saying the finding was biased and misleading.
Indians are dining on some of the world's most succulent mangoes after the European Union banned imports of the fruit from India this month, leaving a glut and rock-bottom prices for domestic consumers.
The Indian government appealed for calm on Sunday after at least 32 Muslims were shot dead in the northeastern state of Assam in attacks targeting women and children and blamed on tribal separatists.