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By Mark Magnier and Laura King and Mark Magnier and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | December 4, 2008
MUMBAI, India - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged Pakistan and India yesterday to cooperate with "urgency and resolve" to catch and prosecute those behind last week's terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 170 people and wounded hundreds. As Rice met with Indian leaders in New Delhi, police in Mumbai discovered two bombs at the Chhatrapati Shivaji train station - nearly a week after they had been placed there by gunmen. While searching through about 150 bags, which police thought had been left by the dozens of victims in the train station, an officer found a suspicious-looking bag and called the bomb squad, said Assistant Commissioner of Police Bapu Domre.
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By Prashant Agrawal | June 22, 2010
In the 2010 census, the population of Indian-Americans will surpass that of American Indians. Jack Knott, the South Carolina State senator who called Nikki Haley a "raghead," will want to take note. As will George Allen, who derailed his Senate re-election by calling a young Indian-American "Macaca." Messrs. Knott and Allen may not have noticed, but the next decade is set to be the Indian-American decade. Second generation Indian-Americans are building on their parents' success and achieving in diverse fields.
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By Mark Magnier and Mark Magnier,Los Angeles Times | November 30, 2008
MUMBAI, India - In normal times, money drives Mumbai. And even as police detonated grenades they removed yesterday from the last redoubt of a terrorist band, residents fretted about the effects of three days of violence on the energy that unites rich and poor, Hindu and Muslim in India's commercial capital. By targeting two luxury hotels, a restaurant popular with tourists and a Jewish center, the attackers appeared intent on destroying Mumbai's economic livelihood, driving away foreign investors and tourists, analysts said.
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By Philip Dine | May 2, 2010
As we hovered over the poppy field in the volatile Helmand province of southern Afghanistan — a square patch of earth unremarkable for its rows of small cabbage-green plants in the furrowed soil — the pilot of the low-flying U.S. gunship told me, "We can land here if you'd like to take some notes and a few photos. You've got two minutes." "Why two minutes?" I asked. "Because," he replied evenly, " al-Qaida's guarding these fields." "Two minutes will be fine, sir."
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By From Sun news services | November 27, 2008
MUMBAI, India - Coordinated terrorist attacks struck the heart of Mumbai, India's commercial capital, last night, killing more than 100 people in machine-gun and grenade assaults on at least two five-star hotels, the city's largest train station, a movie theater and a hospital. Even by the standards of terrorism in India, which has suffered a rising number of terrorist attacks this year, the assaults were particularly brazen and different in scale and execution. The attackers used boats to reach the urban peninsula where they hit, and their targets were sites popular with tourists.
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By Mark Magnier and Mark Magnier,Los Angeles Times | December 2, 2008
MUMBAI, India - With a bit of pluck, even if was not always heartfelt, a touch of defiance and a dose of the city's famous resilience, Mumbai dusted itself off yesterday from last week's terrorist attack and headed back to work. The trains were reasonably packed, traffic was beginning to resemble its normally chaotic self and shoppers eased back into the stores, even if many still were not buying much. "Sure I'm scared," said Roshan Tengra, a housewife, as she headed into a Bank of India branch a few blocks from the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel where the most protracted militant attack occurred.
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By Victoria A. Brownworth and Victoria A. Brownworth,[Special to The Sun] | September 30, 2007
The Elephanta Suite By Paul Theroux Houghton Mifflin / 256 pages/ $25 Whether one knows Paul Theroux as a novelist or a travel writer, place is the signal element in all his work. Place is both character and plot and inextricable from both, but place always takes on an obsessive, all-consuming quality in Theroux's books. In his latest, The Elephanta Suite, India is the place, specifically Mumbai and environs. This collection of three very loosely intersecting novellas virtually thrums with the cacophony of that most populous, volatile, commercially striving and poverty-ridden city.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE | March 13, 2008
Baltimorean Keith Young checks here for temperatures in Baghdad. As heat there eased last fall, it stayed in the 90s in Mumbai, India. Mumbai, a Northern Hemisphere city, "should be experiencing their winter, as we are here. Any thoughts?" he asks. Sure. Mumbai lies south of 20 degrees north. It's tropical, like Haiti. Iraq and Afghanistan, in temperate latitudes between 30 and 40 degrees north, like Baltimore and Jacksonville, Fla., have seasons. Baghdad saw snow this winter.
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By From Sun news services | November 28, 2008
MUMBAI, India - Security forces assaulted a Jewish center in Mumbai where Muslim militants were believed holed up with possible hostages today, with black-clad commandos dropping from an Indian helicopter as sharpshooters opened fire on the five-story building. The attack came as Indian commandos scoured two luxury hotels room-by-room for survivors and holed-up militants, more than a day after a chain of attacks across India's financial center by suspected Muslim militants left at least 119 people dead.
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By From Sun news services | December 6, 2008
5 Blackwater guards indicted in Iraq killings WASHINGTON: Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been indicted and a sixth was negotiating a plea with prosecutors for a 2007 shooting that left 17 Iraqis dead and became an anti-U.S. rallying point for insurgents, people close to the case said yesterday. Prosecutors obtained the indictment late Thursday and had it put under seal until it is made public, perhaps by Monday. All who discussed the case did so on condition of anonymity because it remains sealed.
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December 8, 2009
CHICAGO - A Chicago man conducted extensive surveillance on potential targets in the Indian city of Mumbai before the terrorist attacks there in November 2008 that left 166 people dead, federal authorities charged Monday. Prosecutors say David Coleman Headley, who already has been charged with planning an attack on a Danish newspaper after it ran cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, made five extended trips to Mumbai from September 2006 through July 2008, taking pictures of various targets.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | October 30, 2009
A ritual bath, steeped in symbols of Judaic faith, will remind those who immerse and pray in its waters of a young rabbi and his wife killed in a terrorist attack in India a year ago. On the tiled walls of its mikvah, a deep, warm-water bath that promises spiritual purity to Jewish women, the Lubavitch Center in Pikesville will hang a marble plaque that reads, "May their merit be a blessing for all those who immerse in these waters." At 11 a.m. Sunday, in a public ceremony, the center will rededicate its Mikvah Mei Menachem in homage to Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg.
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By Leslie Mancuso | March 1, 2009
Last week, the low-budget film Slumdog Millionaire received eight Academy Awards, including Best Film. Slumdog tells a story of success and love of a child from the slums of Mumbai, India. It warmed the hearts of the world. But in reality, most slum-dwellers continue to face desperate living and health conditions. The international health community knows that most slum stories do not have a happy ending. Experts agree that the world is rapidly urbanizing: Three of five people are expected to live in urban areas within the next 25 years, and 95 percent of urban growth will be in the developing world - with most of that growth occurring in slums.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | February 24, 2009
Elton John-Billy Joel concert to be first at D.C.'s Nationals Park Elton John and Billy Joel will perform together this summer at Nationals Park, the stadium's first music concert since opening last year. "Undoubtedly [the Face to Face Tour] will be a remarkable inaugural evening of music out under the stars, showcasing the ballpark's capabilities as a premier summer concert venue," Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten said in a statement. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 11. Tickets, from $56 to $182, go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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By MICHAEL SRAGOW | February 20, 2009
Capsules by Michael Sragow unless noted. Full reviews are at baltimoresun.com/movies. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: **** It starts in 1918, when Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born with an old face, dilapidated plumbing and wrinkled skin over an infant body, and ends in 2005, when his true love, Daisy (Cate Blanchett), completes the telling of his story. The movie's emotional completeness leaves you poised between sobbing and applauding - it comes from a full comprehension not just of one man's life, but of the intersection of many lives over the course of the 20th century.
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January 8, 2009
Pakistan acknowledges Mumbai gunman ISLAMABAD, Pakistan : Pakistan's information minister says an investigation has revealed that the lone surviving Mumbai gunman is a Pakistani citizen, as India has alleged. Up until now, Pakistan had refused to confirm Ajmal Kasab's nationality, saying he was not registered in the country's databases. Information Minister Sherry Rehman confirmed that Kasab was a Pakistani in a text message but gave no other details. The confirmation yesterday came a day after New Delhi handed over a dossier of what it said was evidence linking the Mumbai attackers to Pakistan.
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By Leslie Mancuso | March 1, 2009
Last week, the low-budget film Slumdog Millionaire received eight Academy Awards, including Best Film. Slumdog tells a story of success and love of a child from the slums of Mumbai, India. It warmed the hearts of the world. But in reality, most slum-dwellers continue to face desperate living and health conditions. The international health community knows that most slum stories do not have a happy ending. Experts agree that the world is rapidly urbanizing: Three of five people are expected to live in urban areas within the next 25 years, and 95 percent of urban growth will be in the developing world - with most of that growth occurring in slums.
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By HENRY CHU and HENRY CHU,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 13, 2006
BOMBAY, India -- Ward 1 of the Hinduja Hospital treats male patients with psychiatric and skin disorders, but not of the kind seen here yesterday. There was the man suffering such anguish that he emitted terrified, bone-chilling screams every few minutes. Propped up in beds around him were other dazed-looking patients with fragments of metal embedded in their skin - along their backs, in their arms and legs. This was the aftermath of the worst terrorist attack in India in more than a decade, a series of synchronized explosions along a crowded commuter railway that killed as many as 200 people and wounded hundreds in the country's financial and entertainment capital.
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December 9, 2008
Pakistan took its first concrete step toward making good on its promise to cooperate fully in prosecuting those responsible for last month's terrorist attack in Mumbai. Yesterday, Pakistani troops raided a training camp run by the Islamist extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and arrested Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, whom India accuses of having masterminded the attacks. With the suspected militant in custody, however, Pakistan now faces the problem of what to do with him. India wants to put him on trial, though the countries have no extradition treaty and handing him over could provoke a backlash at home against Pakistan's fragile democratic government.
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