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Who runs Pakistan?

Pakistan's ruling coalition has fallen apart, with the leader of one major party pulling out of the government. That increases the uncertainty in Pakistan, a key U-S ally. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Islamabad.

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Domestic abuse law in India

A law in India protects women from domestic abuse, and supporters say the law is desperately needed, but critics say the law is often abused to punish innocent men and their extended families. Reporter Larry Schooler has the story.


India's abortion debate

Abortion is legal in India, within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Now some Indians want to change the law to allow later abortions in certain cases. The BBC's Tinku Ray has the story.