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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

By Douglas Busvine and Fayaz Bukhari TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul

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India Looks to Bury Italy Feud to Achieve Bigger Ambition

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, March 28 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to a European Union summit this week, seeking to patch up a four-year diplomatic feud with Italy that has grown toxic enough to threaten New Delhi’s ambitions to become a bigger global player. India hopes the Brussels summit will bring a

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Five Held After Two Muslim Cowherds Hanged to Death in India

NEW DELHI, March 19 – Police have arrested five suspects in the hanging to death of two Muslims herding cattle in India, in an incident that led to violent protests sparked an outbreak of violence in the eastern state of Jharkhand amid reports the attackers were Hindu vigilantes. India is the world’s largest exporter of

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Indian Priest Kidnapped in Deadly Yemen Attack; Pope Condemns World Apathy

ADEN/VATICAN CITY, March 6 – Gunmen who killed at least 15 people in an old people’s home in Yemen last week also kidnapped an Indian priest, officials said on Sunday, as Pope Francis condemned the attack and the “indifference” of the world’s reaction to it. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident in which

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Weather-Weary Indian Farmers Resort to New Cash Crop: Blood

By Shuriah Niazi JHANSI, India, Feb 17 – Karna, a farmer from Badgaon village in northern India, has few options but to sell his blood for money, after persistent drought left him unable to live off his land. The farmer, now 60, began commuting an hour and a half from his village to Jhansi town

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