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Hoping to defuse activist Anna Hazare's anti-corruption crusade, the government initiated debate on a bill to create an anti-graft watchdog. But Parliament could not come to agreement.
12/30/2011 11:35 am
Oh, the promise of a new year! So many fresh starts and remarkable discoveries lie ahead – including the many that will be made between the pages of a book. For those eager for a preview, here’s a sampling of some of the more promising of the early 2012 titles.
12/30/2011 07:50 am
Supporters of Pakistan's powerful military are criticizing the government over its nuclear weapons policy.
12/27/2011 11:40 am
Indian anticorruption activist Anna Hazare has begun a three-day hunger strike, complaining that India is dragging its feet on cleaning up its graft-ridden government.
12/27/2011 10:50 am
Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt and his team go rogue in the latest 'Mission Impossible' escapade, 'Ghost Protocol,' one of the best in the series.
12/16/2011 02:47 pm
Today is the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, or as his parents knew him, Samuel L. Clemens. Twain is best known for his American fiction, including “Tom Sawyer,” but he was also an intrepid traveler and travel-writer who paved the way for the Bill Brysons of our day. In “Innocents Abroad" he wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Here are five delightful travel quotes from Twain's writings:
11/30/2011 03:50 pm
In a sign of better ties between the nuclear-armed rivals, Pakistan granted India 'most favored nation' status.
11/02/2011 03:08 pm
In Pictures Diwali: Hindu festival of lights
The system has failed Americans in a multitude of ways. But that doesn't absolve anyone of personal responsibility for his own problems.
10/12/2011 07:00 pm