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  • Shiite pilgrims defy bombings in Iraq to mark Arbaeen

    Shiite pilgrims rely on the kindness of Shiites and even some Sunnis who set up hospitality tents along the road to the holy city of Karbala. Both pilgrims and volunteers say they won't be stopped by the risk of violence.

  • In India, communists ousted in 2 of 4 state elections

    In India, communists ousted in 2 of 4 state elections

    The elections in four Indian states were read as something of a 'midterm' referendum, highlighting mounting concerns over corruption and lagging development.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/11

    The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, explodes atop a bonfire in Sechselaeuten Square in Zurich,Switzerland. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the 'Boeoegg' is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the 'Boeoegg' – the symbol of winter – catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/04

    Elephant calf George walks in line as his mother Karishma holds his tail during an event staged for the media at Whipsnade Zoo in Dunstable, England. George joined the herd on their daily walkabout to mark his first birthday, following training by his keepers to ensure that he can walk trunk to tail without wandering off or getting distracted by the busy zoo.

  • In India, even Indians can be 'foreigners'

    In India, even Indians can be 'foreigners'

    Mumbai and other Indian cities enact labor restrictions to stem an influx of poor migrant workers.

  • Pakistani militants expand abroad, starting in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh has arrested suspected members of Lashkar-e-Taiba. The Pakistani militant group was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks -- and some fear it could target India again and provoke regional tensions.

  • India adds world's hottest chili pepper to its anti-terrorism arsenal

    India adds world's hottest chili pepper to its anti-terrorism arsenal

    India's newest biological weapon, the world's hottest chili pepper, or bhut jolokia, is 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, and just a touch on the tongue burns, as our correspondent found. India’s Army plans to use the chili in tear gas.

  • Gender selection: In India, abortion of girls on the rise

    Gender selection: In India, abortion of girls on the rise

    Gender selection via abortion appears to be on the rise in India – and more common among the wealthy. India's upper classes tend to have fewer children and more access to ultrasounds that reveal their babies’ sex. The gender imbalance means fewer women available to be wives.

  • New India state Telangana may fuel other statehood movements

    New India state Telangana may fuel other statehood movements

    The central government in India announced Wednesday it would move to create a new state, Telangana, within the state Andhra Pradesh. Telangana is likely to serve as a precedent for other statehood movements.

  • Arrest of Arabinda Rajkhowa may tilt India's Assam rebels toward peace

    Arrest of Arabinda Rajkhowa may tilt India's Assam rebels toward peace

    With the arrest last week of India's Assam rebels chief Arabinda Rajkhowa, only one senior member now remains at large, raising the prospects for peace talks in India's restive northeastern state.