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Indians Join the Wave of Investors in Condos and Homes in the U.S. Not-so-superrich Indians are joining buyers from other countries who see the recovering United States housing market as a safe haven for their money.
New York Times | 4 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Social Media Leader: Narendra Modi Has American Facebook Fans, Too The Indian prime ministers base is larger than all but 21 American elected officials and current candidates, according to a site that tracks social media accounts.
New York Times | 5 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
In Third Day on Job, Afghan President Digs Into Bank Fraud Case Trying to fight corruption, President Ashraf Ghani ordered review of a case that saw only a few of the 21 convicted offenders incarcerated in what has been called a nearly $800 million Ponzi scheme.
New York Times | 6 hours ago | comment? | recommend
An Afghan miracle? Yep. You read the headline right, says Peter Bergen, writing on the new government that stresses national unity | 7 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Rescuing a solidified dog A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation. | 10 hours, 26 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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In Indonesia, Stage Is Set for Battle Over Future of Democracy The new Indonesian Parliament opened on Wednesday, under the control of political forces seeking to limit democracy and thwart the president-elect, Joko Widodo.
New York Times | 12 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Hong Kong Students Take Lead in Campaign for Democracy Young activists represent a troubling confirmation for the authorities that the first generation in Hong Kong to grow up under Chinese rule is also the one most alienated from Beijings influence.
New York Times | 12 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
U.S. to press China's foreign minister on Hong Kong rights WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's foreign minister was expected to hear calls from U.S. leaders for Beijing's restraint over mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong when he meets U.S. government leaders in Washington on Wednesday. Wang Yi met with Defense S
Yahoo! News | 12 hours, 52 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Another freedom group abandoned by U.S. Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators are but the latest freedom group to be abandoned by the Obama administration. | 12 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Afghan president reopens bank scandal inquiry Ashraf Ghani decrees re-investigation of 2010 theft of nearly $1bn by senior officials which led to a financial crisis.
Al Jazeera | 13 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend