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Writer and Page One Editor — Wall Street Journal
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Wayfaring scribe. @wsj

India Probe: Girls Found Hanged in Mango Tree in Suicide Pact, Not Raped — NEW DELHI-Two girls found hanged in a mango tree this year in rural India, their deaths captured in heartbreaking photos that swept the world, weren't raped and murdered, a government probe has concluded-but killed themselves in a suicide pact.

India to Supply Naval Vessels to Vietnam — NEW DELHI-India said Tuesday it plans to supply naval vessels to Vietnam-a move that could heighten tensions with China, which is clashing with Hanoi over territorial claims in the South China Sea. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the deal Tuesday during a visit by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Tibetans in India Protest Chinese President’s Visit — For New Delhi's Tibetan community-one of the largest in the world outside of Tibet-Wednesday is a big day. China's President Xi Jinping begins a visit to India and is expected to promise billions of dollars in investment in industry, infrastructure and maybe even bullet trains.

The Dalai Lama, New Roads and The Wall Street Journal — Videographer: Lhakpa Kyizom In the traffic-plagued Indian town where the Dalai Lama lives, a state official got a big round of applause on Wednesday with a simple promise: The roads will get repaved.

Hopes Fade for 150 Missing in Nepal Landslide — NEW DELHI-Around 150 people were missing and 17 confirmed dead after a landslide in Nepal swept down a valley northeast of the capital city, Katmandu, a Nepalese official said on Monday. "We have no hope of finding anyone alive there," said Yadav...

Deadly Landslide Sweeps Down Nepalese Valley — NEW DELHI-A landslide swept down a valley in Nepal northeast of the capital city, Katmandu, killing at least eight people and forcing thousands to evacuate, Nepalese police and government officials said. "Hundreds and hundreds of people are missing," said Laxmi Prasad Dhakal of Nepal's home ministry in an interview late Saturday.

In India’s Capital, a Wicker Basket for Unwanted Babies — Nestled in a brick wall near the old quarter of India's capital city, New Delhi, a wicker basket sits on a wooden ledge. The little basket has a big job. It's a place for people to abandon their unwanted babies.

In the Dalai Lama’s Neighborhood, A New Arrival: Traffic Jams — The hamlet of McLeod Ganj, the lofty Himalayan abode of the Dalai Lama, is beset with otherworldly traffic congestion, as The Wall Street Journal reported in a page-one story on Tuesday. One big reason: The town of Dharmsala, just down the hill from McLeod Ganj, is now home to a cricket stadium.

In Home of Dalai Lama, Traffic Jams Stress Spiritually-Minded Monks

Indians Go Missing in Iraq, Stirring Fears at Home — KALYAN, India-When four friends from this small town outside Mumbai disappeared in May-and then turned up in Iraq-it awakened fears of a new type of discontent among young Muslims in India. Police say they are looking into whether the four went to Iraq to join a Sunni Muslim insurgent group.
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Nov 29, 2014

"My grandmother only recently found out what a doughnut is." Meet India's Dunkinburgers. @Preetika_Rana in @WSJ…

Nov 26, 2014

"This was how they led us into a trap." Young bride's family allegedly kills her in caste dispute. The groom speaks:…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @WendyBrandes: Today's terrorists will kill a journalist not to stop a story but to create one -- Alberto Ibarguen at @pressfreedom dinner.

Nov 25, 2014

Hamburgers, bowling balls, a gun barrel. My colleague Gary Fields recalls his encounters as a youth with police. @wsj…

Nov 22, 2014

"My own reporting suggests that we are witnessing the end of the Chinese economic miracle."…

Nov 21, 2014

I believe it and welcome the excuse. MT @WendyBrandes: ...moved to Twitter and FB.

Nov 18, 2014

"Only my artwork is allowed in this house. No offense to anyone else!”… …as told to @AbigailPesta @domingozapata

Nov 18, 2014

Antibiotics and obesity: "We haven’t been looking at the thousands of nice guys that...keep us thin."… @MelindaBeckWSJ

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