The Taliban is under pressure to prove itself as groups splinter off and the army moves in.
Twelve women died after they were forced into attending a state-run sterilisation camp in India.
Organisers of the Indian Super League are hoping to convert cricket crazy Indians to the joys of football.
News analysis: US interest in the Afghanistan region is now waning, but various extremist factions will remain.
A successful visit to Pakistan by new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi could unlock a cascade of beneficial consequences for both nations.
Election surveys show the supremacy of India's greatest political dynasty is at an end.
Opinion polls have put opposition BJP party head Narendra Modi far ahead of the Gandhi-led Congress party.
The nation teeters between disaster and prosperity as 120-million young first-time voters head to the polls.
Recent provincial elections have shown a demand for autonomy in the north is far from spent.
The potholes in Raipur, a city of a million people in the centre of India, are so big they now have names.