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Obama's visit to India: Rhetoric vs actions

Major issues that the two leaders perhaps ought to have focused on seem to have been given only minor attention.

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Obama attends #India Republic Day celebrations

US president and first lady watch colourful parade in New Delhi marking adoption of constitution in 1950.

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Obama declares nuclear 'breakthrough' during #India trip

US president says that two nations have reached an understanding to allow US investment in India's nuclear industry.

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Sri Lanka ends military training for school teachers

New government says widely unpopular compulsory training for teachers and undergraduate students is "not necessary".

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Power outage plunges #Pakistan into darkness

Major cities including capital Islamabad hit by blackout after transmission line tripped.

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Obama arrives in #India for landmark visit

Unprecedented second visit by US president aimed at consolidating "defining partnerships of the 21st century".

Barack Obama

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'Iron lady of Manipur' rearrested by Indian police

Human rights activist Irom Sharmila on hunger strike for past 14 years re-arrested day after court ordered her release.

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US calls for probe into #Myanmar teacher deaths

Myanmar pressed to investigate the deaths of two ethnic Kachin women, amid accusations they were killed by the military.

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#Bangladesh detains 7,000 opposition activists

Government says more than 7,000 activists arrested since protest began 15 days ago against arrest of opposition leader.

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#Bangladesh opposition leader Zia released

Khaleda Zia freed after 16-day confinement, which sparked upsurge of riots across Bangladesh that left 27 people dead.

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Muslims burned to death in #India attack

Three killed after assailants set fire to dozens of homes in eastern village in apparent response to Hindu man's death.

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