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Indian folk artists dance as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate outside the BJP office in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Oct.19, 2014. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political party BJP was poised to make huge election gains Sunday in two Indian states, according to partial results. AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

Modi’s ruling BJP makes big gains in Indian state elections

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New York federal court summons Narendra Modi to respond to lawsuit accusing him of human rights abuses

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri MATTHEW PENNINGTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A federal court... (more...)

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India declares Mars mission a success, with satellite now circling red planet for science data

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Indian spacecraft MOM on course to orbit Red Planet, aims to explore Martian atmosphere

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Barack Obama, Narendra Modi to begin repairing strained India-U.S. ties at White House meeting

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House says... (more...)

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Pakistani negotiators meet to end crisis over anti-government demonstrations

Protesters converged on Islamabad two weeks ago demanding Nawaz Sharif’s resignation and this key challenge still remains Pakistan’s... (more...)

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Pakistani lawmakers back embattled premier Nawaz Sharif amid anti-government protests

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Supporters of Pakistan's cricket celebrity-turned-politician Imran Khan rally against government in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary

Pakistan’s prime minister denies asking army to mediate with demonstrators outside parliament

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif waves on his arrival at New Delhi airport on May 26, 2014. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz... (more...)

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy. AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File

After landslide win, India’s new leader faces backlash as voters see few changes

In this Aug. 15, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country’s Independence... (more...)

INDIA INDEPENDENCE DAY

Indian PM Narendra Modi urges an end to violence against women, poverty in first independence day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country’s Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Friday,... (more...)

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Clashes erupt as Pakistan opposition rally heads to Islamabad demanding PM’s ouster

Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan greets supporters as he leads a protest march to Islamabad against the country’s... (more...)

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Thousands of Pakistanis head to Islamabad for opposition rally demanding PM’s ouster

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

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How omega-6 fatty acids lower bad cholesterol

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Dallas health workers who treated Ebola case banned from travel

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Heads up: Those trendy man buns can cause the loss of your precious hair (w/video)

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Facebook, Apple to finance female staff freezing their ovaries

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