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​Rape more frequent in Sweden than India – Women's minister Gandhi
India's women's minister says that Sweden has a worse rape problem than her home country. It comes as India struggles to rebuild its reputation following the 2012 gang-rape of a woman on a Delhi bus, which cast the nation into the international spotlight.

25.05.2015 16:24

GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide
Hundreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves.

24.05.2015 18:22

​Train derails while navigating bridge in India, multiple injuries (VIDEO)
A train has derailed in Assam, India, seriously injuring its driver and causing minor injuries to some passengers. The accident occurred as the train was about to cross a bridge.

23.05.2015 13:32

​BRICS members aim to introduce business travel card
India and South Africa have confirmed they want to introduce a special business travel card for BRICS countries which will ease visa procedures and business between members.

20.05.2015 16:09

​Indian nurse dies after 42 years in rape-induced coma
A Mumbai nurse, Aruna Shanbaug, who spent 42 years in a vegetative state after being brutally raped, has died of pneumonia in the hospital where she used to work.

18.05.2015 15:46

China’s jaw-dropping progress at reducing CO2 emissions in just 4 months
Against all odds, China has made tremendous strides in the fight against CO2 emissions. In just four months, it reduced levels to the amount the UK emits in the same period. Experts have been warning China for years of an impending eco catastrophe.

17.05.2015 13:29

​India & China seal record 24 deals estimated at $10bn
India and China have signed a record 24 bilateral agreements worth $10 billion during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to China. Both sides are dedicated to establish a “new direction between the two largest Asian countries.”

15.05.2015 12:23

Couple lynched and burnt in India ‘honor killing’
A couple who tried to elope together have been beaten to death and cremated by relatives in an apparent ‘honor killing’ in India’s eastern state of Bihar. Police said they have arrested one person and are searching for others.

14.05.2015 20:42

Saudi Arabia prepares to hang opposition Shia cleric amid large protests
Human rights activists worldwide are demanding clemency for cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for taking part in Shia Muslim minority protests in 2011. They warn the execution could inflame the whole of the Middle East.

14.05.2015 05:22

'Web-sharing censored!' Activists unite to 'Save the Link' from restrictive laws
Over 50 groups are collaborating in an attempt to save the internet from “breaking” by standing up against laws on censoring hyperlinks or charging fees for linking. They warn laws such as the one mulled by the EU would stifle freedom of expression.

07.05.2015 03:41

Asia's arms race – look whose interest is being served
As mutual distrust drives the growing military buildup in the Asia-Pacific region, bigger powers like the US will use this regional competition to settle scores with its most formidable Asian irritants - North Korea and China.

29.04.2015 13:32

The Fuller picture - Europe: The Secret Superpower
China and India aren't the only growing superpowers. Europe has come a long way in a short time and the continent's relationship with democracy is more than a little shaky.

30.04.2015 13:05