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INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

INDIA POLITICS: Secret and Legacies of India Partition

What issues were left unresolved at the time of India’s partition in 1947, and how have they continued to plague both India and Pakistan since independence?

For both India and Pakistan, the most singular conflict unresolved since partition has concerned the former Princely State of Kashmir, whose fate was left undetermined at the time the British left. Lying as it did on the border, Kashmir was claimed by both countries, which have been to war over this region on numerous occasions.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

PAKISTAN POLITICS: 2017 Independence Day Takes Center Stage

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain says, “Let us join hands for development and prosperity of the motherland by keeping aside our differences. Let us promote love and harmony by overcoming hatred and misgivings and secure the future of our nation by turning despondency into hope in order to celebrate freedom in its true sense. Solutions to all the problems of this time persist in our ideologies, thoughts of leaders of our freedom movement and our bright history. By following them we can improve our situation today and our future as well.”

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RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

Two US tanks deployed in the Second World War were retrieved from the Barents Sea near the Kildin Island. Watch the video of War Legacy: US WWII Tanks.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: 2017 Victory Day Parade on Red Square (Video)

RUSSIA POLITICS: 2017 Victory Day Parade on Red Square (Video)

Thousands gathered in Russia’s Red Square for Victory Day Parade and to mark 72nd anniversary of capitulation of Nazi forces. Watch the Victory Day Parade.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

Kim Jong Un, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the “Day of the Sun” at Pyongyang’s main Kim Il Sung Square.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Beslan School Siege

RUSSIA POLITICS: Beslan School Siege

September 1, 2004: The most horrifying terrorist attacks in Russia, the Beslan school siege. Over 300 people, 186 of them children, killed. Read more.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Taliban: The History

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: Taliban: The History

Taliban was formed in the early 1990s by an Afghan faction of Mujahideen, Islamic fighters who had resisted the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Read more.

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CHINA POLITICS: 5 Top Things Beijing Military Parade Accomplished Commemorating 70th Anniversary Of Japanese Surrender In World War II

CHINA POLITICS: 5 Top Things Beijing Military Parade Accomplished Commemorating 70th Anniversary Of Japanese Surrender In World War II

China’s military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japanese surrender in World War II was successfully held on September 3 in Beijing. Read more.

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JAPAN POLITICS: ‘Comfort Women’ In World War II Demand Apology From Shinzo Abe

JAPAN POLITICS: ‘Comfort Women’ In World War II Demand Apology From Shinzo Abe

Kim Bok-dong 90, is one of South Korea’s 47 surviving comfort women held at brothels, from among the 238 who came forward and shared their stories of abuse.

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JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

JAPAN POLITICS: World War II: Japan Must Face History To Move Forward

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to make a statement commemorating the end of World War II on 14 August 2015. Read more.

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