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India calls off talks with Pakistan

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:49AM UTC India calls off talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it has called off talks with Pakistan after its ambassador met with Kashmiri separatists.

Are we winning the war against shark fin soup?

By Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:00AM UTC Shark fin restaurant in Bangkok. Pic: Y-Not ? (Flickr CC)

The swelling tide of new money in Asia has resulted in some serious conservation concerns. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and Vietnam has equipped millions who were previously excluded from enjoying luxury goods with unprecedented buying power.

India’s Modi finally gets moving

By Mon, Aug 18, 2014 4:24PM UTC India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

Narendra Modi has yet to show that his government can make a significant difference to the way that India is run and performs, but on Friday he impressed critics as well as supporters with his first Independence Day speech as prime minister from the ramparts of Delhi’s majestic Red Fort.

Indian court sentences killer of ‘Bandit Queen’ to life in prison

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:55PM UTC Indian court sentences killer of ‘Bandit Queen’ to life in prison

NEW DELHI (AP) — The upper-caste killer of India’s famous “Bandit Queen” has been sentenced to life in prison by a court for gunning down the outlaw-turned-legislator who was idolized as a champion of the lower castes. Phoolan Devi long roamed central India’s desolate valleys, allegedly stealing from and killing

Indian PM Modi says Pakistan is waging ‘proxy war’

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014 9:46AM UTC India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s new prime minister has accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war because it is too weak to fight a conventional one.

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