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  • PAKISTAN-WEATHER-FLOOD
    September 6, 2014   BY Rialda Zukic 

    More than 200 people have died in Pakistan and India after heavy monsoon rains and floods swept through the region, the Associated Press reports. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2014   BY Andrew Troast 

    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video Thursday, proclaiming the establishment of a new branch of the terrorist organization in India. Continue reading

  • snake
    June 18, 2014  

    Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the United States, every year about 100,000 people die worldwide after being bitten by venomous snakes. A California doctor has developed a nasal spray treatment that may be able to help some snake bite victims halt paralysis before they reach a hospital. Special correspondent Spencer Michels has the story. Continue reading

  • Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri is the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
    June 13, 2014   BY Frank Carlson 

    The Bangalore-native, Brooklyn-based poet assiduously collects the details of his life, his world, his ruminations big and small, in the hope that once amassed and ordered they’ll connect with readers and arrive at a higher meaning. Continue reading

  • Bangalore street scene
    June 1, 2014  

    For decades, there was a concern that India was suffering from a “brain drain,” where the best and the brightest fled the country for opportunities in the U.S. and other Western countries. But today many, including those who were educated and worked in the U.S., have decided to return home. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore and Mumbai on Indian high-tech entrepreneurs who are building companies to serve the enormous potential market in India and the world. Continue reading

  • newswrapimage
    May 30, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama announced that Jay Carney will resign as White House press secretary after three and a half years. Carney is being replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest. Meanwhile, officials in northern India fired two policemen amid mounting outrage over the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls. Continue reading

  • newswrwap
    May 29, 2014  

    In our news wrap Thursday, a Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down near Slovyansk. Twelve people, including a general, were killed by a rebel anti-aircraft rocket. Also, the search team for the Malaysian airliner that vanished on March 8 admitted they may have been looking in the wrong spot. They have finished scouring 330 square miles of the Indian Ocean seabed with no sign of the wreckage. Continue reading

  • indiapakistanleadersMEET
    May 27, 2014  

    The meeting between India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, may have opened an opportunity to mend a relationship fraught with violence and territorial dispute. Jeffrey Brown gets two views on the contentious relationship from Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan ambassador to the U.S., and Sumit Ganguly of Indiana University. Continue reading

  • indiapakistan
    May 27, 2014  

    On his first full day as India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi met with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif. The two countries have had a contentious, violent history, including consistent conflict over the northern region of Kashmir and a 2008 terror attack in Mumbai. The two nations plan to continue talks between foreign ministers. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • newswrap_modi
    May 26, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, India’s new prime minister took the oath of office in New Delhi. Among the thousands in attendance was Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, a historic first for two counties that have fought on and off since British independence. Also, in Egypt, voters cast their ballots to elect a new president after years of political turmoil. Continue reading