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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, prime minister who made India a nuclear power, dies at 93

He shocked the world in May 1998 with five underground nuclear tests, prompting international sanctions, rattling neighbors and setting off an arms race with archrival Pakistan.

Faith, fury and fear: The story behind one of history's greatest mass migrations

How was a British colony split into the nations of India and Pakistan? And what led to one of the most harrowing events of the 20th century?

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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. /
Mom demands answers after son doused with finger nail polish remover and set on fire by neighbor’s child

A Missouri mom said a playdate her 7-year-old had with a neighbor’s child turned tragic after her son was doused with nail polish remover and set on ... /
Clark Atlanta students lack housing with classes starting tomorrow

About 150 students at Clark Atlanta University are outraged after arriving on campus to find out they don’t have dorm rooms. —April Ryan ...

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US Raises Suspicions About Russia's New Space Weapons

The United States voiced deep suspicion on Tuesday over Russia's pursuit of new space weapons, including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, and the launch of a new inspector satellite which was acting in an "abnormal" ...

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China Detains VOA Mandarin Correspondent

Voice of America's Mandarin Service correspondent and a multimedia journalist working for VOA were detained Monday evening by Chinese police while attempting to interview a retired Chinese professor who was taken away by authorities during a live television interview with VOA nearly two weeks ago. Correspondent Yibing Feng and VOA contractor ...

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US Cheers South Sudan’s Progress Toward Peace, Expects 'Long Process'

While the Trump administration applauds this week's progress in South Sudan's peace talks, it expects that ending nearly five years of civil war and rebuilding confidence in the eastern African nation's governance will be "a long process," the top U.S. diplomat there says. "We're excited about the progress made so far," said Thomas Hushek, U.S. ...

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Russia Denounces US 'Novichok' Sanctions

Faced with a new round of U.S.-sanctions over alleged chemical weapons use, Russia denounced the move as an “illegal” gesture that defied attempts by ...

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Army Suspends Discharges of Immigrant Recruits

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship, at least temporarily. A memo shared with The ... /
Did Chicago Police bait people to steal Nike sneakers? You decide.

Community members in Chicago are outraged after its been alleged that police left a truck filled with pricey Nike Air Force 1 sneakers open in an effort to lure would-be thieves with a “bait truck” in a low-income, predominately black ... /
ABC Entertainment president talks firing Roseanne Barr, Kenya Barris’ exit and Fox merger

ABC has several upcoming changes to the network as it steadies itself following a rocky year with Kenya Barris and infighting over creative differences with Blackish, and severing ties with Roseanne Barr after her racist tweets. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey spoke to Variety about what’s to come for the network with the 20th Century ...

Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts

See CNN's Asif Ali Zardari Fast Facts for a look at the life of the former president of Pakistan.

Pervez Musharraf Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts on Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan.

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Ankara on Collision Course With Washington Over Iran Sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order Monday to introduce sanctions against Iran threatens to put Washington and Ankara on a collision ...

New leader of terror-torn Pakistan plans to plant 10 billion trees

The violence-plagued country is one of the most vulnerable in the world to climate change.

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Pompeo Wraps Up Southeast Asia Tour 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up his Southeast Asia tour. Before leaving Sunday to return to Washington, he met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, telling him the U.S. values its ties with Indonesia, one of the world’s largest democracies. Saturday, the top U.S. diplomat met with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. ...

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Khan’s victory in Pakistan prompts wave of euphoria — and ripples of skepticism

Even some of his many supporters worry that corruption and other ills may thwart his efforts to bring change.

Nawaz Sharif Fast Facts

Read CNN's Fast Facts about Nawaz Sharif and learn more about the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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Trump administration stays on the sidelines as U.N. envoy pushes for peace in Gaza

With the increasingly desperate Palestinian enclave near the brink, a Bulgarian diplomat is the point man for efforts to head off a war with Israel.

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Imran Khan: Can former cricket star change Pakistan?

The ex-cricketer ran a campaign promising a new future for the country, but how will he achieve it?

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Pakistan election raises fears of 'creeping coup'

In a country prone to military takeovers, there are fears that the army is trying to rig the election.

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Change in Pakistan as women seize right to vote

In parts of the country, men do not allow women to vote but there's a campaign to change that.

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Pakistan election: Are more girls going to school?

Have calls to improve access to education for girls in Pakistan actually yielded results?

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