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Obama presides over India’s grand Republic Day parade

By Mon, Jan 26, 2015 2:44PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama, watches first lady Michelle Obama shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sunday. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama is presiding over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities.

Brewery to rename Gandhi-Bot beer following complaints

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 5:01PM UTC

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — A U.S. brewery says it will no longer use the name and likeness of Mohandas Gandhi on one of its beers following complaints that the marketing was offensive. New England Brewing Co.’s India pale ale is called Gandhi-Bot. It has a label with a cartoon image

Australian PM: Turning away asylum seekers’ boats a success

By Sat, Jan 24, 2015 1:51PM UTC Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Pic: AP.

Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders, the policy of turning back the boats carrying asylum seekers has proven to be effective against people smuggling, at least from the point of view of Australia’s right-wing Coalition Government.

Pakistan police arrest 38 Indian fishermen

By Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:32PM UTC Pakistan police arrest 38 Indian fishermen

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says the country’s Maritime Security Agency has arrested 38 Indian fishermen for violating its waters in the Arabian Sea. Mohammad Anwar says the agency held the fishermen Thursday and handed them over to the police in the southern port city of Karachi.

Court orders Indian govt to release Greenpeace funds

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015 3:46PM UTC Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court has ordered the Indian government to release $300,000 sent by Greenpeace’s foreign partners for use in India by the environmental group.

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