A band of right-wing activists ransacked an Indian television station in the country's financial hub of Mumbai in an assault their party said was an act of retaliation against the channel's "bias" against their veteran leader.
They were fathers and daughters, tycoons and spiritualists, Westerners and Asians, who were in Mumbai for different reasons. But they met the same fate in the indiscriminate path of gunfire and explosions in a string of terror attacks across the Indian city this week.
The morning after teams of gunmen carried out a brazen series of attacks across southern Mumbai, killing scores of people and taking hostages in three locations, the situation showed little signs of a quick resolution.
Investigators were pursuing leads on Monday from materials used to make bombs that killed 40 people in a southern Indian city, while Hindu nationalists called a strike to protest against the attacks blamed on Islamist militants.
Readers of the The Sun, a British tabloid best known for its bare-breasted Page Three girls, opened their newspapers to see a young woman named Keeley Hazell wearing only green paint. Ms. Hazell is the face - well, not just the face - of the paper's campaign against global warming.
Mass culling of chickens continued Tuesday in India, with officials widening to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) the radius of the zone in which all poultry is being killed to stop the spread of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
A torrential, record-setting downpour that drenched Mumbai overnight Tuesday, and the landslides it triggered, caused more than 400 deaths in the region, police in India's commercial capital told CNN Thursday.