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India's governing party says it does not support forced religious conversions, responding to criticisms that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party promotes a Hindu-dominant agenda not compatible with multi-faith India - @Reuters

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Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrested in New York

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade stripped of her duties for giving unauthorized statements in media - @ndtv

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space

Indian Space Research Organization launches its heaviest rocket from Andhra Pradesh, India; GSLV Mk III rocket is designed to make India fully self-reliant in launching heavier communication satellites, official says - @htTweets

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Pakistan school attack, Dec. 16, 2014

Indian PM Narendra Modi asks schools across India to observe 2 minutes of silence on Wednesday as a mark of solidarity with victims of Peshawar, Pakistan, attack - @narendramodi

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Pakistan school attack, Dec. 16, 2014

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he strongly condemns the 'cowardly terrorist attack' at school in Peshawar, Pakistan - @narendramodi

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Obama 2nd term nominations

Senate narrowly confirms Vivek Murthy to be the next surgeon general, 51-43; 1st Indian-American to hold the post - @frankthorpNBC, @mviser

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Sydney hostage situation, December 2014

Update: Another Indian hostage, Pushpendu Ghosh, is also safe, tweets external affairs minister - @SushmaSwaraj

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Sydney hostage situation, December 2014

2 Indian nationals who were held hostage in Sydney cafe are safe, government says - @ndtv

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cricket

Australia beats India by 48 runs in first Test at Adelaide - @BBCSport

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Police in Bangalore, India, arrest man in connection with running a pro-ISIL Twitter handle - @timesofindia

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin includes Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov in Indian summit delegation; Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesman says he was not officially aware of visit - @Reuters

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India Uber rape allegations, December 2014

Indian court sends Uber driver accused in rape case into judicial custody until Dec. 24 - @IndiaToday

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India

Following talks with Putin, Indian Prime MInister Narendra Modi says India will build 10 more nuclear reactors with Russia - @AFP

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India

More: Putin and Modi presided over the signing of a 'vision' document setting out an extended roadmap for cooperation, with the most ambitious area nuclear energy - @ReutersIndia

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India

Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greet reporters during their 1st annual summit meeting in New Delhi - @IndiaToday

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India

Indian stocks slump 0.79% as auto stocks sink - @ibnlive

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India Uber rape allegations, December 2014

Police: Uber taxi driver held on suspicion of raping a passenger was out on bail for sexually assaulting a woman - @Reuters

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India Uber rape allegations, December 2014

Police in India investigating Uber driver accused of rape suspect more victims may surface - @timesofindia

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Chaibasa, Jharkhand, IN

17 prisoners escape while being taken to court in Chaibasa, India; police kill 2, searching for 15 others - @ibnlive

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India

Earthquake: M 5.1 - Western Indian-Antarctic Ridge

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