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India blocks the release of controversial Delhi gang rape documentary — on Indian TV and on YouTube

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YouTube took down copies of a highly controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 gang rape in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday after Indian government officials blocked "India's Daughter" from airing on television or being excerpted in print. The director has appealed to the prime minister, saying “India should be embracing this film — not blocking it with a knee-jerk hysteria without even seeing it."

Conflict

'She fought the best way she knew how'

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Her killer sentenced to prison Saturday, slain AP war photographer Anja Niedringhaus will be remembered for her searing works and a courage that battle-hardened soldiers respected. Writes one former Marine: "She lived it: the stale sweat, the sand, the blood, the joy of a successful op when everyone comes home and the deep anguish of loss when someone you may have just been talking to moments ago doesn’t."

Lifestyle

Is it possible to be too beautiful?

Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."

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