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Indian Teens Hanged From Mango Tree 'Committed Suicide & Were Not Gang Raped & Murdered'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF THE IMAGES MAY CAUSE DISTRESS The father of one of the Indian teenagers found hanging from...

Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

Zoom.In | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to...

Tigers vs Chinese Medicine - Can Tourism Swing the Fight?

Justin Francis | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

There are only around 3000 tigers left in the wild worldwide. To put this into context that's less than the number of tigers in captivity in the US - a figure and comparison that I find shocking.

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

The Internet Can Change the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

Ten years ago, in October 2004, there were 812m internet users worldwide - 12.7 per cent of the global population. The web had 50m sites; a Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, had just started Facebook, and Flickr had just been launched as a chat room for an online multiplayer game with real-time photo sharing.

‘We'll Send 25,000 Students To India'

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government wants to send 25,000 students to India for work placements by 2020 - as part of a new initiative in partnership with the British Counci...

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

So Monkey Weddings Are Actually A Thing

Zoom.In | Chris York | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

Over 200 Northern Indian villagers attended the Hindu wedding ceremony for two monkeys... ...

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Latching on to Ryan Taylor's through ball, the teenager strode forward some 20 yards, leaving £25 million worth of centre-half in his wake, before co...

Louise Ridley

Why This Woman's Hindu Faith Drives Her To Defend Abused Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

A glimpse of Usha Sood being adorned for her Hindu wedding in 1977 Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief se...

Women In India Can Finally Work As Make-Up Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women in India will finally be allowed to work as makeup artists after nearly 60 years of exclusion. In ridiculously archaic guidelines from unions...

Dad Invites Daughter's Alleged Rapist To Dinner And Tortures Him To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

The father of a 14-year-old rape victim invited the alleged attacker to dinner before burning his genitals with tongs and then strangling him to death...

Death Toll Mounting After Bombing At Pakistan-India Border

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

A suspected suicide bomb blast has killed over 40 people in Pakistan, near a checkpoint at the country's eastern border with India. Pakistani polic...

Protesters March for Independent Kashmir

Morgan Meaker | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Many protesters were also angry about the role played by the UN in Kashmir. The United Nation's Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been observing the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan since 1949...

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...

For the World's Poorest Women Poverty Is Always a Sexual and Political Issue

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It was India's father, Gandhi who famously said that 'poverty is the worst form of violence'. What he didn't say, but what is worth pointing out on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, is that poverty is a form of violence dealt to some with more brutality than others.

Footballer Dies After Fatal Celebratory Somersault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport

WARNING: Some viewers may find the above video distressing. An Indian footballer has died after sustaining spinal injuries when attempting a celebr...

Only Children and Peace Can Change the World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

In a world that's ever engaged in plotting cross-border terrorism, loading its guns and aiming missiles across countries peace does not stand a chance. In fact, often you wonder about the probability of nations being friends with each other, all through this mayhem.

#Girlhero: The Story of Pallavi Gaikwad

Payal Dalal | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

When asked why she is devoting herself to girls, her response is simple: "of course girls are important; they are part of the world. To play their part, they need confidence, education, and a safe place to practice skills." So what's next for Pallavi?

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

A Passage to India

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Sir Michael Snyder

India is rightly celebrated for its IT expertise, but is keen to broaden perceptions of its capabilities. The Prime Minister's new 'Make in India' initiative is intended to encourage the growth of the manufacturing sector.

India Makes History with Import Ban on Newly Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Troy Seidle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

My colleagues atHumane Society International's India office in Hyderabad are celebrating an historic #BeCrueltyFree campaign victory this week: India has banned the import of cosmetic products and ingredients newly tested on animals, and now becomes the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia.

Life as a Monk: How I Discovered Self-Discipline Is the Road to Freedom

Simon Haas | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When I was a young boy, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I read about the discovery of the ancient cities of Troy, Tiryns and Mycenae, and dreamed of excavating the legendary golden city of Dwarka, lost under the Arabian Sea off the coast of India.

Vigilante Mob Hack Off 'Rapist's' Genitals With Meat Cleaver (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

A man caught allegedly attempting to rape a teenage girl was set upon by a vigilante group who hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver. These h...

Will India and Japan Forge a New Asia?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

If this is the dawn of Bose's New Asia, the willingness of leaders to learn from the past may play a key role in shaping the course of the future.