President Obama today supported India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
Pakistan has strongly criticized this move. Washington Post UN correspondent Colum Lynch says India would benefit greatly from a permanent place on the Council.
The Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir are dealing with the most devastating floods in a century. Many are calling the floods Kashmir's Katrina. Journalist Basharat Peer returned there to check on his family and his hometown.
India and Pakistan have disagreed over the border between the two countries in Kashmir since the partition decades ago. And they've fought at least two wars over the territory as well. But peace had taken hold for years recently — until new fighting broke out over the weekend.
The all-girl rock band Praagaash caused quite a buzz in late 2012 when they competed in Kashmir's Battle of the Bands. Now after a slew of threatening messages on Facebook and a fatwa issued by a top Kashmir cleric, the girls have called it quits.
India and Pakistan have long jostled for control of the Kashmir region along the border of their two countries. That jostling has also led to religious violence, which drove many Hindus out of Kashmir. But now India is encouraging them to come back.
Muslim rebels in Thailand have been battling Buddhist government forces for four years, and the government admitted today that it's far from winning, and suggested that the rebels may be getting support from al-Qaeda