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India Rape Victim Cremated

As nation mourns amid protests, a new rape-murder occurs

(Newser) - Amid a national outpouring of rage and grief, the body of India's 23-year-old gang rape victim was quietly cremated today in a private ceremony, reports the AP . The unnamed victim was flown back to India from Singapore, where she died yesterday while receiving treatment for her injuries. Prime Minister... More »

World's Most Powerful Woman Is...

Angela Merkel, followed by Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Want to get onto Forbes ’ annual 100 Most Powerful Women list? Better get yourself into one of these six categories, which is where all of this year’s candidates came from: billionaires, business, lifestyle, media, nonprofits, and politics. Candidates were ranked by money, traditional and social media influence, and... More »

Indian Stocks Soar 17% on Election Win

Congress victory sends shares soaring; trade suspended

(Newser) - The benchmark Indian stock index soared an unprecedented 17% this morning as investors voiced their resounding approval of the Congress Party's electoral victory. Trading on the Sensex had to be suspended within seconds of opening after a 1,300-point surge; following a two-hour delay, the index jumped again and was... More »

Gandhi Heir Stumps for Poor

Rahul Gandhi sheds aristocratic image to reach out to India's 700m rural poor

(Newser) - The heir to India's foremost political dynasty is reaching out to the country's dispossessed as the nation's election enters its final phase, the Guardian reports. Rahul Gandhi—widely seen as the successor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if their Congress party emerges triumphant—has been greeted by enthusiastic crowds in... More »

A Woman's Place Is in ... Charge

Forbes ' most powerful rise to the top of politics, industry

(Newser) - Forbes names the 100 most powerful women in the world, putting Oprah one spot south of Ruth Bader Ginsburg—and placing Meredith Vieira ahead of Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer. The top 10:
  1. German chancellor Angela Merkel
  2. Chinese vice premier Wu Yi
  3. Temasek Holdings chief executive Ho Ching
  4. Condoleezza Rice
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