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  • In Pictures Diwali: Hindu festival of lights

    An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights a candle inside a bunker for Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala, India, on Oct. 26. For Diwali, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn; gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given; and prayers are offered to goddess the Lakshmi.

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  • Woman hits 'like' on Facebook, gets arrested in India

    The offending post against recently deceased leader Bal Thackeray resulted in two arrests, the latest in a string of crackdowns on Internet speech in the world's largest democracy. 

  • Monitor report: Charged with murder, Indian Army officer got passport, fled to US

    A Monitor investigation finds that despite being wanted in India for the murder of a human rights lawyer in Kashmir, Maj. Avtar Singh was given a passport. He killed his family this June in the US.

  • In Pictures Diwali: Hindu festival of lights

    An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier lights a candle inside a bunker for Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights, at the India-Bangladesh border on the outskirts of Agartala, India, on Oct. 26. For Diwali, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn; gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given; and prayers are offered to goddess the Lakshmi.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/10

    Novice Thai nuns walk along a pond at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation center in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday. Over 50 girls, between 5 and 12 years old, were ordained as nuns for 10 days after going through three months of training. The center, founded in 1987, is a learning community for peace and harmony that has programs open to people regardless of age and gender.

  • India-Pakistan game tension too much, even for PMs

    India-Pakistan game tension too much, even for PMs

    India-Pakistan game: Midway through Wednesday's blockbuster World Cup cricket semifinal, the prime ministers of Pakistan and India slipped away for a rest.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/02

    IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion boxer Vladimir Klitschko (r.) of Ukraine helps out with training during a session with the best young Ukranian boxers in Kiev.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/31

    A protester holds a placard depicting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as Adolf Hitler in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Jan. 31.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/12

    Detail of the right eye of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century masterpiece the 'Mona Lisa' painting: Italian researcher Silvano Vinceti, president of the Italian National Committee for Historical, Cultural and Environment Heritage, claims he has found the letter 'S' in the woman's left eye, the letter 'L' in her right eye, and the number '72' under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/10

    An Indian boy holds up his national flag before his team's AFC Asian Cup Group C soccer match against Australia at Al Saad Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 12/21

    Astrid, a two week-old Red Lechwe calf, walks with her keeper at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England on Dec. 21. The calf is being hand-reared by keepers at the zoo after being abandoned by its mother, and will be spending Christmas at a keepers house.