Indian government asks Supreme Court to review anti-gay law
India's government will ask its Supreme Court to take a second look at its decision to uphold a harsh colonial-era law banning homosexual acts.
These will be the big news stories of 2014
Elections in Egypt, the US and India. The World Cup. The Sochi Olympics. And the NATO withdrawal are all sure to be in the news in 2014.
2014: A year of electoral fireworks
A big year ahead for Dilma, Modi, Jokowi and Barry, too.
India vows to 'restore dignity' of diplomat strip searched in US
India's deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, says she was stripped and cavity-searched after being arrested on suspicion of fraud.
3 men convicted in gang rape of American tourist in India
Three Nepali men, all in their 20s, were convicted Tuesday in the gang rape of an American tourist in June in the Indian mountain state of Himachal Pradesh.
A year after the Delhi gang rape, what's changed?
Despite the vigils and outrage, Indian women debate whether their country is any safer.
India reinstates gay sex ban
India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era law banning gay sex, which had been thrown out by a lower court in 2009.
India's top court restores ban on gay sex
The ban, first instated during colonial times, could see consenting gay adults imprisoned for up to 10 years.
The Indian tech worker H-1B visa scam
More than 1 in 3 US tech jobs go to foreigners. Americans, and many foreigners, get cheated in the process. Obama and Zuckerberg want to let in more.
Cupid for India’s HIV positive
In this marriage-obsessed culture, a website helps the infected find life partners.
AIDS-related deaths among adolescents increased dramatically, UNICEF says
AIDS-related deaths between the ages of 10 and 19 increased by 50 percent between 2005 and 2012.
Indian magazine editor Tarun Tejpal arrested over sexual assault allegations
Tarun Tejpal, the founder and editor of Tehelka magazine, has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague.
Buddhist shrines around the world
Buddhism is one of the planet's most popular religions. Here are some of its most magnificent shrines.
Meet 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen, the new world chess champion
Carlsen, who turns 23 on November 30, missed out on becoming the youngest world champion by a few weeks.
Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Helen hits India
Two people were killed by falling trees in the storm that comes a month after a cyclone left at least 18 people dead.
Behind an Indian skeptic's murder, a murky realm of superstition
Narendra Dabholkar advocated against what he called "blind faith." His murder has brought attention to a violent clash between science and superstition.
Welcome to India's all-women bank
Only 28 percent of women in India have a bank account and per capita credit to women is 80 percent lower than for men: Finance minister
India's top policeman, Ranjit Sinha, apologizes for saying, 'If you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it'
Ranjit Sinha has been blasted by women's groups for using a rape analogy during a discussion about illegal sports betting.
With a heavy heart, India prepares for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell
For the last time, the superstitious Tendulkar will put on his left pad first, and walk out to bat in India's colors, having long secured his place among the game's greats.
Rescued pup becomes first dog to climb Everest
Rupee, rescued from a garbage dump in India, reached base camp on the world's highest mountain.
Himalayan tsunami: Climate change triggers deadly floods among the world’s highest peaks
Last summer more than 6,000 died after glacial melt cascaded through valleys. Scientists expect such disasters to become more common.
China's Third Party Plenum — a masterpiece of vagueness
Analysis: Far reaching reforms were expected from China's much-hyped Communist Party summit this week. Instead, the meeting yielded confusion.
8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can
Don't let these majestic creatures go the way of the Dodo. They are awesome.
Narendra Modi: Nightmare or savior for India’s struggling economy?
Q&A: While his opponents predict disaster if he becomes prime minister, investors overwhelmingly support him. Here’s why.
India: Here’s what Goldman Sachs missed in its controversial Narendra Modi assessment
Q&A: The firm argues Modi as India’s prime minister would spur growth. Indian investment broker Shankar Sharma begs to differ.
Those ‘fake’ North Korean ICBMs may actually be able to reach Seattle
American experts conclude that North Korea’s missile mock-ups are getting ‘scary good.’ (Video)
In China, the confession will be televised. In fact, it already is
Many say the practice reprises the dark days of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
The world’s greatest athlete will take his final bow this month…
…and more than a billion people will stop everything to watch.
Indian minister likens rise of PM candidate Modi to Third Reich
Modi's critics have long sought to associate the Hindu nationalist leader with fascism and blame him for anti-Muslim riots in 2002.
India's mission to Mars blasts off (VIDEO)
India on Tuesday launched Mangalyaan, an unmanned Mars-bound satellite, marking one giant leap for the country's space program.
India prepares to launch Mangalyaan, its Mars-bound spacecraft
The Mars probe is scheduled to blast off on Tuesday.