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Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

India diplomat says she faced cavity search in NYC

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian diplomat said U.S. authorities subjected her to a strip search, cavity search and DNA swabbing following her arrest on visa charges in New York City, despite her “incessant assertions […]

12/18/2013

Uttam Khobragade, father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, after meeting Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in New Delhi, India, Dec. 17, 2013. (AP Photo)

Indian official says diplomat’s arrest in NYC barbaric

NEW DELHI (AP) — The arrest and alleged strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York City escalated into a major diplomatic furor Tuesday as India’s national security adviser called the woman’s treatment “despicable […]

12/17/2013

Indian lawyers address the media outside the Supreme Court after the top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

India’s Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live […]

12/11/2013

People rush out their apartments and offices after they felt a major earthquake that struck Baluchistan province in southwest Pakistan, 693 Kilometers (430 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A deadly earthquake struck Tuesday in southwestern Pakistan sending poeople fleeing into the streets and praying for their lives as buildings swayed, officials said. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Major quake in southwestern Pakistan kills 39

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A major earthquake struck a remote area in southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens as houses collapsed on top of people inside while others fled […]

09/24/2013

bul Maal Abdul Muhith, Bangladesh Finance Minister. (AP Photo)

Bangladesh official: Disaster not ‘really serious’

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s finance minister downplayed the impact of last week’s factory-building collapse on his country’s garment industry, saying Friday he didn’t think it was “really serious” hours after the 500th body was […]

05/03/2013

Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest, New Delhi, India. (AP Photo)

Indian girl’s rape highlights police apathy

NEW DELHI (AP) — A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens. Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action on a report of a missing child.

04/23/2013

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Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region.

04/16/2013

Briton jumps out window to escape attack in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A British woman traveling in India jumped out of the third-floor window of her hotel room on Tuesday, telling police she feared a sexual attack after the hotel’s owner tried to force his way into the room by offering her a massage.

03/19/2013

Superbug

Officials alarmed by increasing superbug reports

NEW YORK (AP) – Health officials are reporting an alarming increase in some dangerous superbugs at U.S. hospitals. These superbugs from a common germ family have become extremely resistant to treatment with antibiotics.

03/06/2013

An Indian man holds a poster while participating in a candle lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, New Delhi, India (AP Photo)

Indian police charge 5 in New Delhi gang rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities filed rape and murder charges Thursday against five men accused of the gang rape of a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus, a crime that horrified Indians and provoked a national debate about the treatment of women.

01/03/2013

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