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Indian minister MJ Akbar resigns amid sexual assault allegations

A series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault has prompted the resignation of an Indian government minister, the most prominent public figure named in the country's own #MeToo movement.

Indian actor Saif Ali Khan on his Netflix original

"Sacred Games" is the platform's first production out of India, and will expose the star to an international audience.

Indian minister defiant amid #MeToo storm

An Indian government minister has hit back at a series of allegations of sexual harassment, rejecting calls to step down and suing one of his ...

Malaysia politician Anwar Ibrahim returns to politics

Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim won a parliamentary seat Saturday, returning to politics just months after receiving a royal pardon for sodomy.

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The Indian women abandoned due to mental illness

Women who suffer from mental illness in India are seen as being useless and a burden on their families

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'It's OK to be white' bill defeated in Australian Senate

The provocative motion started by a far-right politician lost by just three votes in the Senate.

India's #MeToo moment? Media and entertainment industry shaken by allegations

A year after the fall of US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, a flurry of allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior has shaken the Indian media and entertainment industries, prompting many to ask if the #MeToo movement has finally arrived in the world's largest democracy.

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Canada politician says crucifix 'not religious symbol'

Quebec's new leader wants to ban all religious symbols, but says the crucifix does not count.

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Alaska Natives to Congress: Expand Violence Against Women Act

On his Facebook page, a father grieves the loss of his 10-year-old daughter, whom he had affectionately nicknamed “Dimples.” Her body was found last ...

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Indian sewers: Dalits or 'untouchables' unblock sewers by hand

Members of the Dalits caste or 'untouchables' are dying when attempting to unblock India's sewers.

Indian schoolgirls beaten up after confronting boys over lewd drawings

Thirty Indian girls are recovering at a government-run boarding school in the country's eastern Bihar state after they were beaten up by a group of teenage boys -- and their parents -- on Sunday.

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Indian airport police told to cut down on smiling

Staff are being asked to move from a "broad smile system" to a "sufficient smile system".

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How to Attract a Killer Tigress? Try a Man’s Cologne

The Indian authorities have been outwitted by a crafty tigress that has killed more than a dozen people. So they are deploying a new weapon: cologne.

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Prithvi Shaw becomes youngest Indian to hit debut Test century

Teenager Prithvi Shaw becomes the youngest Indian to make a century on his Test debut on day one of the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot.

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Priyanka Chopra invests in dating app Bumble

The Indian actress becomes the latest in a long line of celebrities to invest in tech ventures.

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The Indian state where police kill with impunity

Two fatal shooting incidents have raised concerns about "trigger-happy cops" in India's Uttar Pradesh state.

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Arkady Dvorkovich: Russian politician crowned world chess head

Arkady Dvorkovich is the new king of the World Chess Federation, after a long - and heated - game.

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US Bombers in South China Sea Satisfy Southeast Asia by Needling China

Recent U.S. bomber flights over the contested South China Sea could boost the security of Southeast Asian countries that claim the waterway as Washington’s planes help check any maritime expansion by the dispute’s major player, China. Analysts believe the periodic B-52 bomber flyovers, including two last month, would give Brunei, Malaysia, the ...

Is Macron the new Blair: Lauded abroad, mocked at home?

Occasionally in our seemingly predictable democracies comes a politician who claims to represent something new, but not revolutionary. Neither a populist nor a radical, but a politician who is at once of the system and beyond it. Think Tony Blair.

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Prehistoric art hints at lost Indian civilisation

The discovery of thousands of ancient rock carvings in western India has stunned archaeologists.

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India airports: Has PM Modi built more than others?

The Indian prime minister says he's built more airports than previous governments - has he?

After homosexuality decriminalization, Indian court finds in favor of lesbian couple

The two women said they "are unable to separate and intend to live together as life partners," and the court agreed

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Women allowed into prominent Indian temple

The Sabarimala Hindu temple traditionally barred women of a "menstruating age" from entering.

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For Native American Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors, Justice is Elusive

Elsie Boudreau was 10 years old that afternoon in 1978 when Father James Poole called her and two playmates into the office of a small radio station he had founded in Nome, Alaska. "He had us line up against the wall and began asking us questions," said Boudreau, who grew up in St. Mary’s, a tiny Yup’ik village in northwest Alaska where Poole ...

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Abhilash Tomy: Rescued Indian sailor speaks of ocean ordeal

Solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy was rescued from the middle of the Indian Ocean on Monday.

Aadhaar: India Supreme Court upholds controversial biometric database

India's Supreme Court has upheld the legality of the country's controversial Aadhaar program, the world's largest biometric database which contains the personal details of an estimated 1.2 billion Indian citizens.

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