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India-China summit expected to ease tensions over border

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a visit that some experts believe could reset a complicated relationship that faced several tests last year, including a tense border standoff. Continue reading

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Controversial Bollywood film opens amid threats of violence

There was anger about a rumored romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim invader. Continue reading

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India’s Modi duels with his predecessor amid local election

Against the backdrop of a bitterly fought local election, India is witnessing the unusual spectacle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi locked in a bitter verbal duel with his predecessor and accusing the opposition of holding secret meetings with Pakistan… Continue reading

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Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh’s southern tip. Continue reading

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‘Too many people’: Refugee influx worries Bangladesh town

On the miles-long beach that makes this Bangladesh’s top tourist destination, thousands of people picnic and splash in the water. Continue reading

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For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count

Children make up about 60 percent of more than 420,000 people who have poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks — Rohingya Muslims fleeing terrible persecution in Myanmar. Continue reading

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Desperation spreads in Rohingya camps as food stocks dwindle

Rohingya refugees packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are becoming desperate for scant basic resources and dwindling supplies. Continue reading

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Fleeing Rohingya face hunger, little hope in Bangladesh camp

In a corner of a room in a sprawling expanse of squalid shanties and tents, Zahida Begum holds in her arms the tiny boy she gave birth to just hours ago. Continue reading

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Rohingya man heads back to Myanmar for relatives’ bodies

The young Rohingya couple fleeing violence in Myanmar had escaped with their family to nearby Bangladesh, where they spent days living in a hastily built shelter on a muddy hill. Continue reading

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Myanmar leader blames misinformation as exodus worsens

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is blaming fake news and a misinformation campaign for fueling a crisis that the U.N. says has now pushed more than 125,000 minority Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh. Continue reading

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Myanmar’s Rohingya beat a perilous path in search of safety

As far as the eye can see, they trudge through treacherously deep mud, across rice paddy fields and past rain-swollen creeks into Bangladesh. Continue reading

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Wounded and ‘afraid,’ Rohingya seek Bangladesh medical aid

With thousands of Rohingya refugees streaming daily across the swampy border into Bangladesh, one hospital was struggling to treat dozens of men who had arrived with broken bones, bullet wounds and horrific stories of death. Continue reading

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Despite crime allegations, gurus in India hold sway

A flamboyant and hugely popular spiritual guru who was convicted of rape, triggering a deadly rampage by angry supporters, is not the only Indian sect leader to find himself on the wrong side of the law. Continue reading

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Indian guru convicted of rape revered by millions

The conviction of the flashy guru of a hugely popular quasi-religious sect on charges of raping two female followers has set off violent riots by followers across much of north India. Continue reading

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Family bonds survive India-Pakistan split, but for how long?

I was 9 the first time I traveled on an airplane, in 1986. Continue reading

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India launches new single nationwide tax

At a crowded New Delhi market plastered with posters announcing massive sales, shoppers were vacuuming up household gadgets and high-end electronics in the last days before India’s new sales tax takes effect. Continue reading

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Thousands gather in India to protest attacks on Muslims

Thousands of Indians have gathered in several cities to protest recent violent attacks across the country targeting minority Muslims. Continue reading

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