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India Probe: Girls Found Hanged in Mango Tree in Suicide Pact, Not Raped

online.wsj.com — 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

online.wsj.com — 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

blogs.wsj.com — 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

blogs.wsj.com — 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

online.wsj.com — 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

online.wsj.com — 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

blogs.wsj.com — 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

blogs.wsj.com — 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

online.wsj.com — 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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Dec 19, 2014

Woah. Obsessively finding the spot where Edward Hopper saw what he saw on the Williamsburg Bridge. popspotsnyc.com/from_williamsb…

Dec 18, 2014

Our weird world. Let's try negative interest rates, sez Switzerland's central bank. wsj.com/articles/swiss…

Dec 13, 2014

“If that’s a hard line for you … then you should get out of the stock.” ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/4…

Dec 12, 2014

"Close to danger, but without any real danger." NYC welds city-park merry-go-round things so they can't spin anymore. dnainfo.com/new-york/20141…

Dec 12, 2014

Pope's comments on animals going to heaven "have been misinterpreted," a pork industry official said. nytimes.com/2014/12/12/wor…

Dec 12, 2014

Lunching with @Preetika_Rana at third Burger King in India. Chicken Whopper verdict: tastes like chicken. pic.twitter.com/kNpoV2KAUA

Dec 10, 2014

Brooklyn's new weird isn't cool like its previous weird. Crossfit hits my (once weird but no longer weird) block. gawker.com/crossfit-is-a-…

Dec 10, 2014

"The scary thing is, if you can write, you hold a lot of cards. They’re starving for material. Starving." daringfireball.net/linked/2014/12…

Dec 10, 2014

This piece on Cosmo's transformation points to @AbigailPesta's writing for Cosmo, because of course. jezebel.com/the-new-cosmop…

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