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51 women entered Indian temple in January despite protests

More than 50 women have entered the revered Sabarimala temple in India's southern Kerala state in recent weeks, defying protests from orthodox Hindus.

Controversial Indian spiritual guru sentenced to life in prison for murder

A controversial Indian spiritual guru has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 murder of a journalist who helped expose the sexual abuse of women within his sect. /
#BlackExcellence: Misty Copeland, Calvin Royal III score first in The American Ballet Theatre

Misty Copeland is set to make history again. This time with Calvin Royal III, by becoming the first black couple to dance lead roles with The ...

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Meghalaya miners: Drone locates one body in flooded Indian mine

The fate of 14 other miners trapped in the mine in Meghalaya state is still unclear. /
Pregnant Meghan Markle called ‘fat lady’ and has a royal chuckle

  American-born actress turned royal Meghan Markle took it with a laugh Wednesday when an admirer commented on her beauty but also mentioned her ...

Duchess Meghan Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Meghan Markle, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex, wife of Great Britain's Prince Harry.

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'Food porn star' Indian chef gives fine dining a twist

Gaggan Anand, the executive chef at Bangkok's Michelin-starred restaurant Gaggan, has brought Indian cuisine to new heights.

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Saudi Prince al-Faisal warns against US Syria pullout

A senior royal family member says US troop withdrawals will have a "very negative" impact on the Syrian people.

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Indian cricketers banned for women comments

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are suspended by India's cricket board after comments about women on a television show.

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Native Americans Sound Off on Shutdown, Border Wall

Native Americans, like other Americans, are deeply divided over the proposed border wall that President Donald Trump says will stop the flow of drugs ... /
Student punished after hanging noose in Texas high school but was it enough?

A Texas student has been punished after hanging a noose from a staircase last month, district administrators said on Wednesday. —Duchess Meghan ...

A new generation of Mauritians are working to restore its historic Chinatown

Carved out of four city blocks in the center of a tiny island in the Indian Ocean -- Chinatown near Port Louis' central market in Mauritius -- is an assault on the senses. /
Duchess Meghan moves into more visible roles in UK royal family

  Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is taking an increasingly visible role in the British royal family as she becomes the patron of four organizations including the prestigious National Theatre. Kensington Palace said Thursday that Meghan will take over two roles as patron that have for decades been held by Queen Elizabeth II and is ...

Malaysia's royals meet over King's abdication, state media reports

Malaysia's royal families are understood to have held a meeting to discuss a date to select a new king, after Muhammad V announced his abdication Sunday, state media reports.

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The Indian goalscorer separating Ronaldo and Messi

India's Sunil Chhetri overtakes Lionel Messi in table for international goals scored by active players to move behind Cristiano Ronaldo, but who is he?

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The Indian villages desperate to change their names

Some 50 villages with strange names are trying to convince the government to grant them a new ones.

Is the Kerala temple battle about gender, law or religion? Unfortunately, all three

To call it big would be an understatement. On Tuesday, a human chain stretching for more than 600 kilometers (372 miles) was formed by millions of ...

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Sabarimala: Women who defied temple mobs 'have no fear'

The two women who defied a religious ban to enter an Indian temple speak exclusively to the BBC.

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How women are changing Indian politics

In the world's largest democracy, politicians find they need to listen to women if they want power.

First women to enter India temple in centuries now in hiding as protests rage

The two women who broke with centuries of conservative taboo Wednesday to enter a temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala are now in hiding, as violent protests left at least one person dead.

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Royal Navy sent 'to prevent migrant crossings' in Channel

The defence secretary says HMS Mersey will help prevent migrants making the "dangerous journey".

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India Rejects Trump Jeer at Modi Over Afghanistan Library

India is defending its development assistance to Afghanistan after comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he mocked Indian Prime Minister ...

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2 Indian Women Enter Sabarimala Temple, Setting Off Protests Near Hindu Shrine

The act by two women in the state of Kerala followed demonstrations for women’s rights, including a millions-strong “human chain.” But that set off ...

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Abby Sunderland: Yacht abandoned in 2010 record attempt found

It was crippled in the Indian Ocean in 2010 during a record attempt by 16-year-old Abby Sunderland.

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Meghalaya mine collapse: What it's like to work in a 'rat-hole' mine

The haunting account of an Indian coal worker who quit days before the tragedy hit.

Two Indian women become first to enter temple after centuries-old ban

Two women in the southern Indian state of Kerala made history Wednesday, defying religious conservatives to enter the Sabarimala Temple, one of Hinduism's holiest sites.

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Sabarimala: Women defy historic temple ban

Two Indian women made history by walking into a temple that for centuries had banned women of menstruating age.

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