Their smoke combines with other emissions to turn the air of India's cities -- among the world's most polluted
JUAN-LES-PINS, FRANCE: A noise that sounded like gunfire sparked panic at a French Riviera resort as people rushed to flee what they believed was a terror attack, causing a number injuries, the fire service said.
NEW DELHI: Thick smoke hung over New Delhi this week as millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, but calls for a boycott highlighted growing concerns over air quality in one of the world's most polluted cities.
DHAKA: At least 10 people were killed on Saturday in a clash at a refugee camp over firecrackers exploding during a religious event in Bangladesh, police and witnesses said. The dispute arose after morning prayers at a camp in Mirpur, on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka. Using firecrackers during Shab-e-Barat, a Muslim festival, is prohibited in Bangladesh. "Nine people, including two children, were burnt to death after the houses were set on fire during the clashes," local police official Imtiaz Ahmed told reporters.…