Lauren Frayer

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Before Sri Lanka's Easter Attacks, Muslims' Warnings About Terrorism Went Unheeded

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Mohammad Taslim tried to warn authorities about other Muslims who'd been radicalized. He was shot soon after. Two men he flagged are now under arrest for links to Sri Lanka's Easter terrorist attacks.

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Protests After Indian Lawmakers Pass Citizenship Bill

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Demonstrations continue in India's northeast over legislation that grants Indian passports to religious minorities from three nearby countries but excludes Muslims.

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New Controversial Law In India Uses Religion As A Criteria For Citizenship

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Protests erupted in India with the passage of a controversial new law that uses religion as a criteria for citizenship. Critics say it violates the secularism enshrined in India's constitution.

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43 People Die In Factory Fire In Old Quarter Of New Delhi

Monday, December 09, 2019

Firefighters finally managed to put out the flames after a fire broke out Sunday in a handbag factory in the city's old quarter. Many of those killed were migrant workers from all over India.

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His Warning Could Have Stopped Sri Lanka Easter Attack. Now He Lies In The Hospital

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Last year, a man in Sri Lanka alerted police to neighbors who were stockpiling weapons. A month later, those same gunmen allegedly helped carry out Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people.

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India Police Kill 4 Rape Suspects Already In Custody

Friday, December 06, 2019

Police say the men attacked officers as they were investigating the crime scene and were shot dead in self-defense. Many are celebrating swift, sure justice; others call it an extrajudicial execution.

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Men Accused Of Gang Rape And Murder Killed In Police Custody In India

Friday, December 06, 2019

Four men accused of raping and murdering a woman in India were shot dead by police as they were being questioned about the crime. Human rights activists are calling it an extrajudicial execution.

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Protests Erupt In India After Alleged Rape And Killing Of A Female Veterinarian

Monday, December 02, 2019

Protests erupted in India after an alleged rape and killing of a female veterinarian. But this is not typical; most victims of sexual violence in India are poor rural women.

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Sri Lanka's Front-Runner Strikes Fear Among Tamils Who Blame Him For Disappearances

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the civil war-era defense secretary, is considered a hero to many majority Buddhists but the prospect of his winning Saturday's presidential election terrifies some minorities.

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Sri Lanka's Civil War Still Vivid As Voters Head To Polls For Presidential Election

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The worst killing fields in Sri Lanka's civil war were the Tamil north. Ten years later, the man who ordered bombings there is frontrunner in the presidential election.

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Who Will Decide On The Dalai Lama's Successor — His Supporters Or Beijing?

Sunday, November 10, 2019

"The Dalai Lama's reincarnation is a civilizational struggle between China and Tibetans over who controls Tibetan Buddhism," says Amitabh Mathur, a former Indian government adviser on Tibetan affairs.

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India Banned E-Cigarettes — But Beedis And Chewing Tobacco Remain Widespread

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

India is the world's top consumer of smokeless tobacco — and has the world's highest number of oral cavity cancers.

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Vaping Is Not Widespread In India But Other Forms Of Tobacco Are

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

India has banned e-cigarettes. There's still a huge, hard-to-regulate market for beedis, sun-dried tobacco wrapped in leaves and sold at street stalls, which Indians smoke more than cigarettes.

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Gandhi Is Deeply Revered, But His Attitudes On Race And Sex Are Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

He has been called racist, sexist and not manly enough. But the spiritual and political leader — who would have turned 150 on Wednesday — is deeply revered in India and around the world.

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Gandhi Is 'An Object Of Intense Debate': A Biographer Reflects On The Indian Leader

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Wednesday marks 150 years since Mahatma Gandhi's birth. NPR sat down with biographer Ramachandra Guha and discussed the Indian leader's legacy.

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India Announces Widespread Ban Of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The government expressed alarm at the growing rate of use by young people and possible health hazards.

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With Kashmir Lockdown, India Violates Freedom Of The Press, Advocates Say

Monday, September 09, 2019

Without phones or internet, Kashmiri media send out news on USBs ferried by airline passengers. A top editor has petitioned India's Supreme Court, saying the blackout violates freedom of the press.

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India Spacecraft Located, Condition Unknown

Sunday, September 08, 2019

After losing contact with the unmanned craft as it was trying to land on the moon, scientists appear to have captured an image of the lander on the surface, and they're trying to establish contact.

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Fate Of India's Moon Lander Unknown

Sunday, September 08, 2019

India's mission control lost contact with its Vikram lander as it tried to make a soft landing near the moon's remote South Pole. Now the craft has been located, but its condition is unknown.

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Hospitals In Kashmir Short Of Supplies

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Kashmiri doctors say a curfew and Internet shutdown have left hospitals dangerously low on supplies. The government denies that, and has arrested doctors who complained.

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