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This Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Muslim refugees at the Thechaung camp refugee camp upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. AP Photo/Khin Maung Win

Former U.S. lawmaker visits Myanmar Muslims, warns they lack health care, fear violence

This Oct. 28, 2012 file photo shows Muslim refugees at the Thechaung camp refugee camp upon arrival in Sittwe, Rakhine State,... (more...)

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U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Organizing summit in Washington on February 25, 2014. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Obama threatens Karzai with full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by end of year

US President Barack Obama (R) and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai leave after a joint press conference in the East Room... (more...)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton February 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Obama to national prayer gathering: Religious freedom is a matter of national security

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton February... (more...)

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Obama appoints Indian American and University of Victoria grad to key post

Gargee Ghosh has just been appointed to Barack Obama’s  Global Development Council. Submitted photo/Bill &Melinda... (more...)

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Indian American actor Kal Penn on U.S. President’s arts panel

Indian American actor Kal Penn on President Barack Obama’s arts panel. Abbot Genser/HO IANS Washington – President... (more...)

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Sonia Gandhi is world’s third most powerful woman on the Forbes’ list

Sonia Gandhi has been named the third most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH IANS Washington... (more...)

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U.S. debt default would be worse than shutdown, warns Barack Obama

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U.S. government in historic shutdown over Obamacare

U.S. government in historic shutdown over Obamacare, disagreement on how spending should continue. File: US President Barack... (more...)

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Barack Obama names Indian-American woman as Boston judge

US President Barack Obama. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images IANS Washington – US President Barack Obama has nominated yet... (more...)

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World leaders including Golden Temple on their itineraries speaks to global influence of Sikhs

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (left) and British Prime Minister David Cameron both ensured to visit the Golden Temple... (more...)

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India Elections: Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi’s ‘toffee model’

IANS Agra – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi kept up his attack on BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s “toffee model” of development that only…
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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

IANS Hazaribagh/Bhagalpur – BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his “toffee model” jibe, and…
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greets his supporters as he arrives to address an election rally in Vaishali, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 3, 2014. AP Photo/Saurabh Das

PM aspirant Modi’s marital status triggers questions from rivals during Indian elections

ASHOK SHARMA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI — India’s governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition’s prime ministerial…
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