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Bus Driver in India Is Distracted by Music, and 13 Children Die

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:31:05 GMT

For the third time in recent years, a negligent school bus driver in the country who was listening to music crashed into a train.

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Walmart, With Billions to Spend, Seeks Flipkart E-Commerce Site in India

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:18:11 GMT

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Flipkart’s chief executive, is credited with turning the online retailer around after a rocky start.The company is said to be in talks to acquire Flipkart, India’s leading online retailer, to counter Amazon’s push into the country.

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U.S. Military Official Barred From Leaving Pakistan After His S.U.V. Kills Man

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:16:17 GMT

Protesters staged a rally demanding a trial for the American diplomat involved in a vehicle crash that killed a person in Islamabad this month.The U.S. has refused to waive diplomatic immunity despite Pakistan’s demands that the military attaché face trial for the death of a man on a motorcycle.

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When North Met South: A Short History of Inter-Korean Summits

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:04:55 GMT

Then-President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea, right, flew to Pyongyang in June 2000 for talks with Kim Jong-il, left, North Korea’s leader. It later emerged that the South had paid the North $450 million before the meeting.Two previous meetings between leaders of the Koreas paved the way for the talks Friday between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in.

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Philippine Envoy to Kuwait Expelled After So-Called Rescue of Domestic Workers

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:55:59 GMT

Renato Villa, the Philippine ambassador to Kuwait, on Wednesday was ordered to leave the country just days after Philippine embassy staff members attempted a so-called rescue of domestic workers that they said had been abused by Kuwaiti employers.The expulsion was the latest action in a mounting diplomatic dispute prompted by the discovery of a Filipina maid’s body in a freezer in February.

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When Modi and Xi Meet, Indian Elections Will Set the Tone

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:07:58 GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, left, and President Xi Jinping of China in September. Officials from both countries are describing the leaders’ meeting this week as a chance to “reset” relations.At a meeting in China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will, explicitly or not, be seeking President Xi Jinping’s help to win next year’s Indian election.

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The Korean War in Pictures

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:00:16 GMT

American Marines running past the body of an enemy soldier on the Korean Peninsula, September 1950.Three years of fighting ended when North Korea, China and the United States reached an armistice in 1953. But no formal peace treaty was ever brokered.

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Behind a Roadside Hit in Malaysia, Israeli-Palestinian Intrigue

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:32:11 GMT

Mourners carried the body of Fadi al-Batsh, a technology expert for Hamas, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday. He was gunned down on Saturday in the Malaysian capital, where he had lived for seven years.An engineer is the latest Hamas figure to be targeted abroad by Israel’s Mossad spy agency, officials say, as another conspiracy plays out in Kuala Lumpur.

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The Interpreter: Does Facebook Just Harbor Extremists? Or Does It Create Them?

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:32:06 GMT

This mosque in Digana, Sri Lanka, was ransacked and burned last month by a Buddhist mob set off by rumors on Facebook.Most believe that provocateurs are responsible for kindling hate on Facebook. But the evidence suggests that the platform itself may encourage ill will.

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Indian Guru Sentenced to Life in Prison for Raping Teenage Girl

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:22:55 GMT

An Indian court on Wednesday convicted a high-profile guru, Asaram Bapu, for the rape of a girl in 2013.The guru, Asaram Bapu, had amassed hundreds of thousands of followers in India, and at least two witnesses who testified against him were murdered.

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