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Communists assess India election defeat

India's Communists assess electoral defeats, and renew commitment to democracy and mass struggle.

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Left humbled in Indian state elections

In India's state elections, the Communist-led left governments lost in West Bengal and Kerala.

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Tough elections for India's communists

Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.

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Protests assail rigged trial of Chile indigenous leaders

The conviction of four leaders of the Mapuche indigenous group in Chile is drawing international and national condemnation of Chile's right wing government and President Sebastian Piñera.

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World notes: Germany, Niger, Afghanistan - and more

International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, India – and more

International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.

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World Notes: Tunisia, India and more

Greece: Communist Parties claim persecution; Iraq: Further confirmation of babies harmed in US war; Honduras: Killings of reporters continue; India: Communists prevail in municipal elections; Tunisia: Unexpected street heat.

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Obama in land of Gandhi

While Indians celebrated the visit of the U.S. president and the support given for India's bid to the UN Security Council and his noting that India has "emerged" as a world power, there were specific U.S. interests that Obama needed to carry out.

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Kashmir peace is long climb, shadows Obama trip to India

Kashmir is the last major question to be resolved stemming from India's British colonial past, the freedom struggle and the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan.

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Cuba continues to change, independence for Western Sahara - and more

Prejudice on the rise in Germany; world protests resumption of West Bank construction; fight for independence in Western Sahara intensifies - all in World Notes

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