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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, is given flowers as he arrives for a campaign rally ahead of  local elections in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 8, 2014.

India's Modi Woos Kashmir with Development Promises

Security is tight as PM campaigns, cites corruption, poverty and unemployment as biggest challenges in region More

Pope Francis, left, and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I bless the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul, Turkey, Nov. 30, 2014.

Photogallery Pope Wraps Up Visit to Turkey

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew call for end to persecution of Christians in Middle East, particularly in Iraq, Syria More

Men move a red ribbon display at an event to promote awareness of HIV testing ahead of the December 1 World AIDS Day, in Beijing, China, Nov. 27, 2014.

AIDS Activists: Pandemic Has Reached Tipping Point

World seeing ‘beginning of the end’ of disease that has infected and killed millions, says leading group fighting HIV More

FILE - South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivers her speech on the government's 2014 budget proposal during a plenary session at the National Assembly in Seoul.

South Korea Considering Bills to Improve Human Rights in North Korea

The bills come following a recent United Nations resolution condemning the dire human rights situation in North Korea More

FILE - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman

India, U.S. Hold First Trade Talks in 4 Years

Trade between two countries has grown fivefold since turn of millennium to about $100 billion, yet friction persists in areas such as drug patents, local content rules for manufacturers More

The latest images from Syria

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  • Men check a damaged vehicle as a Free Syrian Army fighter, carrying his weapon, walks by in the besieged area of Homs, Syria, May 27, 2013.
  • The inside of a damaged mosque in Dahra Abd Rabbo village, Aleppo, May 27, 2013.
  • U.S. Senator John McCain meets with U.S. troops in southern Turkey, May 27, 2013.  During the trip he made a visit to meet with rebels in Syria.  This picture was released on his Twitter account.
  • Syrians participate in the funeral prayer for Youssef Ghazi al-Sarmani, who was killed in fighting between rebel and government forces, May 27. The logo in red reads "Talbiseh".
  • A boy makes pastry at a shop in Darkush town, Idlib province, May 26, 2013.
  • A group of men smuggle diesel fuel from Syria to Turkey hoping to sell it at a higher price, across the Al-Assi River in Idlib, May 26, 2013.
  • Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad during clashes against Syrian rebels in Aleppo, May 26, 2013.
  • Supporters and relatives of Hezbollah members attend the funeral of a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict. The funeral took place in the Ouzai district in Beirut, May 26, 2013.
  • A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds pigeons in Homs, May 26, 2013.
  • Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad take their position during a clashes against rebels, Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013. (SANA).

Multimedia Hong Kong Police Start Clearing Protest Areas

Protesters put up no resistance; some had already moved tents and other belongings to a nearby site that police have left alone

Photogallery Palestinians Kill 4 Rabbis in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Attack occurred during morning prayers at synagogue in ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhood in West Jerusalem; Obama condemns violence

8 Women Dead at Indian State-Run Mass Sterilization Camp

Officials say women were sent home after their surgeries, but some were later admitted to hospital in Bilaspur after falling ill

Warming China-Japan Relations Unlikely to Resolve Conflicts

Both sides agree to talk about competing claims to E. China Sea islands and anger over Japan’s militaristic past, but issues unlikely to be resolved anytime soon

Photogallery Germans Mark 25 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

Leading observances, Chancellor Merkel says hopes that were associated with Wall's demise relevant today for countries like Ukraine, Syria and Iraq

Amnesty Urges Probe of 'Appalling' Israeli Attacks in Gaza

Amnesty says Israel carried out an 'unprecedented number of attacks on inhabited homes,' causing an 'appalling' scale of death and destruction

Rights Group: Freedom of Expression Being Crushed in Angola

Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais continues to speak out against government repression, setbacks to human rights and corruption

Rights Activists Ask UN to Condemn Abuses in Egypt

Activists condemn what they say is worsening abuse in Egypt, and to investigate killings of over 1,000 peaceful protesters in 2013

Israel Reopens Border Crossings With Gaza

Kerem Shalom and Erez border crossings were closed Sunday after a rocket was fired into Israel from Palestinian side

UNHCR Launches Global Campaign to End Statelessness

'I Belong' campaign aims to lift millions of people out of legal limbo in which they live because they have no nationality and are deprived of all rights of citizenship

North Korea Rejects South's Offer of Talks

The North insisted the talks cannot be held as long as the South does not prevent the dropping of leaflets with anti-North propaganda

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