Narendra Modi

World seeks response to rising Korea crisis

North Korea's biggest-ever nuclear test and declaration it had a hydrogen bomb prompted worldwide condemnation from leaders, as well as thoughts on possible responses they could adopt. 

Japan on Sept. 4 urged the U.N. Security Council to agree on a plan to draft a new sanctions resolution to punish Pyongyang after its sixth nuclear test.

India’s “guru of bling” jailed for 10 years on rape charges

An Indian judge on Monday handed a 10-year jail sentence to self-styled ‘godman’ Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday.

Prior to the verdict, tens of thousands of police had enforced a lockdown in large parts of the northern states of Haryana and Punjab where Singh, 50, has a mass following.

Indian court jails self-styled 'godman' for 10 years for rape

An Indian judge sentenced a self-styled "godman," whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape last week, to 10 years' jail yesterday.

There were no reports of violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced. Ten of thousands of police enforced a lockdown in large parts of the northern states of Haryana and Punjab where Singh, 50, has a mass following.

India, China agree to pull back troops from border confrontation

India and China have agreed to pull back their troops from a face-off in the high Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet, signaling a thaw in their months-long standoff, India's government said on Aug. 28.

India's Ministry of External Affairs said India and China have had diplomatic exchanges in recent weeks over the situation on Doklam plateau in the eastern Himalayas.

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