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Surrogacy: Human right or reproductive exploitation?

By Fri, Oct 31, 2014 9:32AM UTC Pic: Asia Sentinel.

What used to be a costly, sci-fi solution to childlessness has emerged as an everyday story. But as the procedure becomes more common, so do cross-border legal and ethical problems, as highlighted by a case after a Thai surrogate mother bore twins: The Australian parents took the healthy child and left the one with Down syndrome behind.

China chides India over new border posts

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:16PM UTC China chides India over new border posts

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry is cautioning New Delhi over Indian plans to construct 54 new border posts along an eastern stretch of their disputed frontier.

Modi steps up India’s defense preparedness

By Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:32AM UTC Pic: AP.

India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is galvanizing his administration to clear long-pending defense projects that will bolster India’s operational military capabilities, stepping up reforms and raising limits on foreign direct investment in defense production to 49 percent from 26 percent.

3 rebels and an army officer killed in Kashmir

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 7:55PM UTC Supporters of anti-Indian group Jammatud Dawa rally against India, as fighting in Kashmir between India and Pakistan continues. Pic: AP.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An Indian army official says three suspected rebels and an army officer have been killed in a fierce gun battle near the heavily militarized line of control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Indian government to probe citizens with foreign bank accounts

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 7:07PM UTC Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government has handed over to the Supreme Court a list of more than 600 Indians with unauthorized foreign bank accounts as it attempts to crack down on rampant tax evasion.

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