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Accompanied by Carnatic music, Indian classical dancer Rama Vaidyanathan performs a Bharat Natyam classical dance at a school in Amritsar in 2011. Narinder Nanu AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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India's Carnatic Singers Face Backlash For Performing Non-Hindu Songs

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Thursday's decision points to more questions about how India will extend equal protections to the LGBTQ community, which held a Pride Walk in Kolkata in December 2016. Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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A pile of Turkish lira and euro banknotes sit atop a table earlier this month. The currencies of Turkey and other emerging economies have been falling against the U.S. dollar, which has been boosted by rising interest rates. Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turbulence Roils Emerging Markets In The Shadow Of A Strengthened U.S. Dollar

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on his arrival at the airport in New Delhi on Wednesday. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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In New Delhi Talks, Mattis And Pompeo Seek To Bring U.S. And India Closer

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Chinese soldiers display armored vehicles during multinational exercises at the Chebarkul tank range in Russia. Lucian Kim/NPR hide caption

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Russia's Multinational Military Exercise Last Week Was A Dry Run For Bigger War Games

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The Nashik Civil District Hospital is a government facility about 100 miles outside Mumbai. The director, Dr. Suresh Jagdale, acknowledges that the mortality rate is higher than that of private hospitals, but he says he's proud to offer free health treatment to India's poor. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

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Indigenous women in traditional attire hold placards to protest against the Indian government decision to provide citizenship or stay rights to minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan in India in Gauhati, India, in a protest held in May. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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Despite a ban on same-sex intercourse, India has a discreet gay scene in cosmopolitan centers, including at the Lalit hotel, where Rani Ko-He-Nur attends a drag night. The hotel's executive director is one of the plaintiffs in a Supreme Court case seeking to overturn the ban. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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India's LGBTQ Activists Await Supreme Court Verdict On Same-Sex Intercourse Ban

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Why A Drop Of 4 Degrees Made A Big Difference For A Garment Maker's Bottom Line

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