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World Briefing | Asia: India: Election Violence in 2 Regions Leaves 7 Dead

published about 2 hours ago
A major day of voting in the world’s biggest elections was marred by violence on Thursday as gunmen killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting balloting in two Indian states.

World Briefing | Asia: China: Legislature Toughens Environmental Law

published about 2 hours ago
The Chinese legislature decided Thursday to revise the country’s environmental protection law to allow for stricter punishments against companies or individuals caught polluting the environment, according to a report by Xinhua, the state news agency.

Pakistan, Ending Its Observance of Cease-Fire, Launches Airstrikes Against Taliban

published about 2 hours ago
The airstrikes dealt a new blow to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s faltering efforts to engage the militants in peace talks.

Climbers Leave Everest Amid Regrets and Tensions Among Sherpas

published about 6 hours ago
As most Western climbers decided to return home, they described a menacing atmosphere among Sherpas in base camp, including threats to those who planned to continue.

World Briefing: China’s Legislature Votes to Toughen Environmental Protection Law

published about 6 hours ago
The revised law, which will take effect next year, will allow for stricter punishments of companies or individuals caught polluting the environment.