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Pakistan PM Arrives in India for Modi swearing-in

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in New Delhi on Monday for the swearing-in ceremony of his incoming Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a symbolic meeting of the two regional rivals.

Sharif smiled and waved to television cameras after landing at the capital's main airport, where he was greeted by Indian dignitaries and given a bouquet, ahead of the ceremony later Monday.

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Mumbai Court Convicts Four over Photographer Gang-rape

A Mumbai court convicted four men on Thursday over the gang-rape of a photographer on assignment in the city last year, a case that reignited nationwide anger over women's safety.

The court found the men guilty of raping the 22-year-old in August last year at an abandoned mill compound, where she had gone to take photos with a male colleague, close to an upscale area of the financial city.

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Top Kashmir Separatist Flies to Delhi for Treatment

One of Indian Kashmir's best-known separatist leaders, Sayed Ali Geelani, is battling an acute respiratory infection and has been flown to New Delhi for hospital treatment, a party spokesman said Thursday.

Geelani, 84, has for years suffered from multiple health ailments including a heart condition that requires a pacemaker and serious kidney problems.

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Lost Danish Tourist 'Gang-Raped' in Delhi

Indian police rounded up a group of homeless men Wednesday over the alleged gang-rape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist who lost her way near the main backpacker's area of the capital, officers said.

The woman approached the suspects for directions early on Tuesday evening while trying to return to her hotel in the bustling Paharganj district of New Delhi, reportedly after visiting a city museum.

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Afghan President Says he Does Not 'Trust' U.S.

Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in New Delhi on Saturday he no longer "trusts" the United States, accusing the Americans of saying one thing and doing another in his troubled homeland.

Karzai's statement to journalists came a day after he insisted he would not be "intimidated" into signing a security pact allowing U.S. troops in Afghanistan to stay on after next year.

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4 Men Given Death Sentences in New Delhi Gang Rape

An Indian judge on Friday sentenced to death four men convicted of the fatal gang rape of a student on a New Delhi bus, fulfilling the dying wish of the 23-year-old victim.

The packed courtroom burst into applause as Judge Yogesh Khanna announced his sentence. The defendants -- lowly paid migrants to New Delhi mostly in their 20s -- broke down in tears and one of them, gym assistant Vinay Sharma, howled loudly before he was led away by police.

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Judge Urged to Sentence Delhi Gang Rapists to Death

Prosecutors sought the death sentence Wednesday for four men convicted over the "diabolical" gang rape and murder of a student on a New Delhi bus as the judge set sentencing for later this week.

Judge Yogesh Khanna heard three hours of arguments from prosecution and defence lawyers in his court in the south of India's capital before announcing he would reserve his judgment until Friday afternoon.

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Outrage in India over Gang-rape Sentence as Police Arrest Guru in Teen Assault Claim

India's opposition said Sunday it would seek tougher punishments for juveniles after the first verdict in the New Delhi gang-rape case saw a teenager sentenced to three years' detention, sparking widespread anger.

The rape and murder of a 23-year-old student by six attackers on a moving bus last December sparked nationwide protests and led to reforms that mandated longer sentences for adult sex offenders.

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Mumbai Police Arrest Third Man in Gang-Rape Case

Mumbai police arrested a second man Saturday on accusations of gang-raping a female photographer in the Indian financial hub, an attack that has renewed anger over the country's treatment of women.

Echoing a similar assault in New Delhi in December that sparked nationwide protests, five men gang-raped a woman in her early twenties in central Mumbai when she was on a magazine assignment with a male colleague on Thursday evening.

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Indian Doctors Discharge Baby with Swollen Head

Doctors Friday discharged a one-year-old Indian baby who underwent multiple surgery to correct a rare disorder that caused her head to nearly double in size, a neurosurgeon told Agence France Presse.

Roona Begum endured several surgical procedures which saw doctors at a hospital near New Delhi drain fluid from her head in a life-saving operation and dramatically reduce the size of her skull.

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