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Forget Nato v the Taliban. The real Afghan fight is India v Pakistan

The hostility between India and Pakistan, ongoing for more than 60 years, lies at the heart of the current war in Afghanistan. Most observers in the …

Piplantri Village In India Plants 111 Trees For Each Girl Born, Offers Money For Families To Nurture Daughters

A village in India is making sure that both girls and trees grow up strong and healthy.<p>As a possible antidote to gender discrimination, the village Piplantri in the northwestern state of Rajasthan plants 111 trees for every girl born and holds a deposit of 31,000 rupees ($520) for girl-averse …

Monsoon rains arrive on time in India

India's crucial southwest monsoon rains have arrived on time in the coastal state of Kerala.<p>The arrival of the monsoon on Saturday came much to the relief of the region's farmers who can now expect a bumper crop season, locals said.<p>"We are hoping for good rains so that the water shortage we used to …

The world’s biggest sterilizer of women isn’t China—it’s India

When it comes to coercive sterilization, most people think of China. But India sterilizes 4.6 million women each year—37% of sterilizations that take place globally, as Bloomberg reports. Here’s how India stacks up, as captured by this Bloomberg graphic:<p>Even though the central government officially …

India

India launching own navigation satellite system

In answer to the GPS, India will launch on Monday the first of seven satellites that will form a US$239 million navigation system dedicated to …

China and India are battling over two strategically important Middle East ports

Asia’s two most populous countries are quietly fighting a strategic battle over the Middle East, centered around two little-known ports in Iran and Pakistan with access to the Persian Gulf.<p>The two ports, Chabahar port on the southeastern tip of Iran and Gwadar port on the southwestern tip of …

Middle East

International pressure mounts on Morsi

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi is facing international pressure to engage in "serious national dialogue" hours after he rebuffed an army ultimatum to find a solution to the political crisis.<p>The UN human rights office called on Morsi's government on Tuesday to listen to the demands of the Egyptian …

Linzi Ashton murder: Reward offered for capture of Michael Cope

<b>A £5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a man being sought in connection with the murder of his ex-partner in Salford.</b><p>Michael Cope, 28, is wanted over the death of Linzi Ashton, 25, who was found dead at her home in Westbourne Road, Winton, on Saturday.<p>Ch Supt …