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Julie McCarthy

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Mass Rally Protesting Indian Quota System Leads To Unrest

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Protests turned deadly in Gujarat, India, this week. Thousands of people, galvanized by a charismatic young member of the Patel community, took to the streets to demand access to jobs and education.

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Up From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Jaffna library once held irreplaceable, ancient manuscripts, lost when it was torched in 1981. Fully restored, the beloved landmark today is filled with readers.

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India Seeking $99 Million From Nestle Over Noodle Soup Scare

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A class action claims "gross negligence, apathy and callousness" over what the government says were tainted batches of the company's popular Maggi brand of instant noodles.

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Atheist Blogger Slain By Extremists In Bangladesh

Friday, August 07, 2015

In Bangladesh, another well-known secular blogger was murdered Friday — the fourth such killing this year. Police say the 40-year-old activist was hacked to death by assailants in his apartment.

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Indian Government Blocks, Then Quickly Unblocks Porn Sites

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The government move against more than 850 websites, most of them pornographic, sparked a firestorm on social media this week. After just four days, the government on Wednesday reversed course.

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In Peaceful Sri Lanka, Army Holds Thousands Of Acres Seized In Civil War

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Since the country's long fight against Tamil separatists ended, the economy and democracy have advanced. But for thousands of civilians displaced by war, the fight to recover their land continues.

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Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive

Monday, June 29, 2015

The civil war is now six years in the past, but thousands of Tamil families are still looking for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict.

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35,000 Bend It With Modi As India Launches World Yoga Day

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of government officials, soldiers and students performed yoga in New Delhi Saturday for the first-ever International Day of Yoga.

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Who Knew Yoga Could Be So Stressful!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Yoga is supposed to bring inner calm. So why are some people in India up in arms about the upcoming International Day of Yoga?

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Brutal Attacks On Nuns Put India's Christians On Edge

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Despite a rash of attacks in recent weeks, Christians in India seem more willing to believe that the crimes were committed by thugs than Hindu religious extremists.

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Praise For Indian PM's Diplomacy, Then A Backlash For His Undiplomatic Remark

Monday, June 08, 2015

He may have thought it was a compliment to say his Bangladeshi counterpart has done well "despite being a woman." Yes, it's now a hashtag.

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Indian Prime Minister Gives Backhanded Compliment To Bangladeshi Counterpart

Monday, June 08, 2015

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise for his Bangladeshi counterpart's tough stance on terrorism "despite being a woman" has sparked an avalanche of criticism and a Twitter hashtag.

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Nestlé India In Hot Water Over Reports Of Excess Lead In Noodle Soup

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sales of the popular instant soup, sold under the brand Maggi, have plunged since the food safety dispute erupted in India.

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

Thursday, May 28, 2015

She's young and beautiful. 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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