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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's tenth prime minister, died Thursday in New Delhi at the age of 93.

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Kerala floods: Red alert issued as death toll rises in Indian state

Severe flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 80 people in the past week, and more heavy rain is forecast in coming days.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's tenth prime minister, died Thursday in New Delhi at the age of 93.

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Trump, Democrats Face Different Political Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump’s ...

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Mystery surrounds Indian man who spent 36 years in Pakistan jail

Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison.

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Modi says India will launch manned space mission by 2022

India will launch its first manned mission to space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address to the nation.

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India rejects patent plea for 'immoral' sex toy

The patent office said Indian law has never engaged positively with the notion of sexual pleasure.

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South Korea’s #MeToo Movement Dealt Blow by Politician’s Acquittal

Ahn Hee-jung was the most prominent public figure to be accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement gained force in South Korea.

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India denies China printing currency claim amid social media row

Reports that a Chinese company had been contracted to print Indian notes triggered a backlash online.

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi, 94, Screenwriter Turned Politician, Dies

India’s longest-serving legislator, he challenged the caste system’s hold on his country, first in cinema and later in politics.

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14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk to Run for Vermont Governor

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his ...

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'Unprecedented' floods in Indian tourist hotspot kill dozens; 40,000 evacuated

Kerala floods: Dozens of people have died, and tens of thousands more evacuated, after flash flooding in a tourist hotspot in southern India over the weekend.

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India Sikh wrestler quits international tournament over turban row

The Indian wrestler was told that he cannot compete in international matches while wearing a turban.

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'Kiki challenge' India men to clean station as punishment

Three Indian men will clean a station as punishment for doing the viral Kiki challenge on a train.

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Tendai Biti: Zambia denies Zimbabwe politician asylum

The opposition's Tendai Biti hoped Zambia would help him avoid charges over post-election violence.

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Venezuela cracks down on opposition in wake of 'attack'

An opposition politician is arrested and moves are under way to lift the immunity of two lawmakers.

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India funeral: Deadly stampede among Karunanidhi mourners

Two people die and 41 are injured in a crush of mourners for Chennai politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi.

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M. Karunanidhi, Indian political icon, dies at 94

Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the popular former chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has died at the age of 94.

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Kansas shooting: Adam Purinton given three life sentences for hate crime

Adam Purinton said he shot two Indian men in a bar because he thought they were Iranian.

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Life sentence for Indian's US killer

Adam Purinton said he shot two Indian men in a bar because he thought they were Iranian.

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Kansas man sentenced to life for killing Indian engineer in a bar

Adam Purinton shot and killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, after yelling, "Get out of my country." He also wounded another Indian man and a good ...

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M Karunanidhi: The radical wordsmith who shook up Indian politics

The five-time chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state was a pioneer of political theatre.

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M Karunanidhi: Veteran Indian politician dies at 94

The 94-year-old was a political force in the southern state of Tamil Nadu for more than six decades.

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Ola to challenge Uber in UK ride-hailing market

Mammoth Indian ride-hailing firm Ola - with 125 million customers - continues its global expansion.

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US Shooter Convicted of Hate Crime is Given Life in Prison Without Parole

A U.S. federal court has sentenced Adam Purinton of the U.S. state of Kansas to life in prison without parole for the racially motivated killing of an Indian national at a bar in February 2017. In a statement released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called the shootings "detestable" and said, "Such ...

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In Kiki Challenge, Muddy Indian Farmers Show World How to Groove

A village twist on an internet dance craze takes the world by storm.

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