Indian shot dead at daughter’s party after taking hostages

LUCKNOW, INDIA (AFP) – A man who held two dozen children hostage at his daughter’s birthday party was shot dead by police before locals beat his wife to death as she tried to escape, authorities said yesterday. All 23 children – the youngest was aged six months – were rescued as anxious parents gathered outside the house in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh late Thursday. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin