The elections in four Indian states were read as something of a 'midterm' referendum, highlighting mounting concerns over corruption and lagging development.
Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital of Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices.
A train crash Monday killed more than 60 people in West Bengal, India, home of Maoist insurgents known as Naxilites. Authorities say it's too soon to say if it was sabotage.
Masked Maoist rebels pose at an undisclosed location in India. Indian Maoists, known as Naxalites, trace their origin to an armed struggle to empower the rural poor in West Bengal in 1967. The insurgency has spread across India, with Chhattisgarh State now at the heart of the conflict.
Babar Ali, just a teenager himself, has started a free school in his parents' backyard for the poorest children in his village in India's West Bengal region.
India abolished caste divisions decades ago, and now uses quotas to help bottom-caste members get jobs and education. Updating caste data in the 2010 census could help refine the quotas, but critics see it as a regressive step.
Rebel Maoists in eastern India are suspected of causing a passenger train to derail and collide with an oncoming freight train in West Bengal Friday. It would be their third deadly attack in two months, signaling the insurgency's growing momentum.
India’s parliament erupted at a proposal last month to reserve one-third of seats for women. But village-level quotas putting women in power have won many supporters.
India Maoist rebels, who claim to champion the poor, have been labeled the country's worst internal security threat, with 12,000 fighters and a presence in 22 of 28 states. A Tuesday massacre of 73 police officers is the worst in recent memory.