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Julie McCarthy

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

Thursday, May 28, 2015

She's young and beautiful, and a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. She's Nepal's living goddess, or kumari, who is selected as a small child and lives a life of isolation and secrecy.

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Indians Wait For Prime Minister Modi's Promises Of Better Days

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a historic election last year promising "better days are coming." He has now completed a year in office. We take stock of his achievements, or lack thereof.

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Death Toll Rises To 750 As Heat Wave Sweeps Through India

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Over 750 people are dead in India — mostly in the South — as an intense heat wave grips the country.

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Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

Monday, May 04, 2015

Some have vented their anger by throwing rocks at visiting politicians. Others have become social workers in their villages. But many Nepalis are absorbed in the daily struggle to find food and water.

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U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Distribute Earthquake Assistance

Monday, May 04, 2015

Nepal's government has struggled to distribute relief supplies to some of the villages in the mountains. But that's slowly getting better as aid groups organize and fan out across the country.

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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Many of Nepal's historic treasures crumbled in last week's earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that could help return monuments to their former glory.

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He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours' drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.

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Nepalis In Worst-Hit Areas Suffer Through Devastating Destruction

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In the mountains outside Kathmandu, little aid has reached the victims. About 95 percent of residents there are living outdoors because structures are not safe. Rain has added to their misery.

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Nepal Earthquake Victims Are Desperate For Help

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

International aid groups have yet to reach the remote mountain villages where the expectation is that many may have been wiped off the map. In Kathmandu, there's anger that aid is too slow in coming.

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In Nepal, Aftershocks Keep People Fearful And Out Of Their Homes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Aftershocks don't seem to be letting up following Saturday's major earthquake in Nepal. Thousands are dead. We report on what things look like at one of the country's most celebrated heritage sites.

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Indian Farmer's Apparent Suicide Sparks Political Backlash

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gajendra Singh was found hanging from a tree at a political rally in New Delhi earlier this week. His presumed suicide has become a cause célèbre for the country's disaffected farmers.

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Australia Defeats India To Advance To Cricket World Cup Final

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Australia advanced to the Cricket World Cup final Thursday after defeating defending champions India. A look at the disappointed, cricket-obsessed nation.

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India's Prime Minister Makes A Swing Through Indian Ocean Nations

Friday, March 13, 2015

Narendra Modi aims to deepen India's strategic footprint. China has been investing in the islands, raising concern in New Delhi that India is being challenged in its own backyard.

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For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

Friday, March 06, 2015

In India, many widows largely vanish from mainstream society as dictated by tradition. But when it comes to Holi, the spring festival of colors, some widows come out to join the celebration.

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Young Indians Learn To Fight Pollution To Save Lives

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens many people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.

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Head Of UN Climate Change Panel Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.

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Modi's Fancy Pinstripe Suit Lands $694,000 At Auction

Friday, February 20, 2015

A suit worn by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he met President Obama is up for auction. The suit, which has the Prime Minister's name in pinstripes is expected to fetch more than $200,000.

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What's It Like To Live Without Electricity? Ask An Indian Villager

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Some 77 million Indian households depend on kerosene lamps and candles when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with affordable solar panels.

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India's Ruling Party Routed By Upstart In Delhi Elections

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Aam Aadmi [Common Man] Party won 67 seats, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party won three. The Congress Party, which until recently ruled India, and Delhi, won nothing.

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In India, Obama Speeches Spark Debate On Religious Tolerance

Friday, February 06, 2015

Twice in 10 days, President Obama referenced India and the need to safeguard against religious intolerance. That left Indian television blistering with debate.

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