As far as Vinod Hegde is concerned, Indian prime minister candidate Narendra Modi bears no responsibility for the 2002 Gujarat riots. More to the point, Hegde doesn’t care.
Hegde, a 26-year-old stockbroker in Bangalore, said that for people like him, the Gujarat chief minister is the only choice to lead India after countrywide parliamentary elections that began this week.
Reyhanli, Turkey – In a classroom in southern Turkey, 8-year-old children proudly display their colored-pencil drawings. They include images of the things that make them happiest: hearts, houses and other images typical for children their age. They also show anti-aircraft missiles and revolutionary flags.
U.S. intelligence contradicts Kerry’s claims, Egyptian interior minister escapes assassination attempt, and Mexican president prepares reform blitz. Today is Tuesday, September 5 – Shana Tova! – and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presents the administration’s case for U.S. military action against Syria to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Britain seeks U.N. authorization for Syria strike, North Korea acts like a better neighbor, and deadly violence sweeps Iraq and Afghanistan. Today is Wednesday, August 28 – 50 years since Martin Luther King made his famous “I have a dream” speech – and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Free Syrian Army fighters escort a convoy of U.N. vehicles carrying a team of United Nations chemical weapons experts during their visit at one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus’ suburbs of Zamalka, August 28, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
Time running out for chemical weapons inspection in Syria, Egyptian general’s U.S. days revealed, and Fukushima suffers from a quick fix. Today is Friday, August 23, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
A youth, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, is treated at a hospital in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
The U.S. walks a tightrope over Egypt, car bomb strikes Hezbollah stronghold, and proxy war riles Iran’s Arab minority. Today is Friday, August 16 – the one-year anniversary of South Africa’s mine killings – and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans in Cairo, August 16, 2013. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi
Islamists storm building in Cairo, Iraq security slips, and war shrine visit enrages Japan’s neighbors. Today is Thursday, August 15, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Riot police and army personnel take their positions during clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
Egypt imposes curfew after deadly day, anarchists gain favor in Athens, and Japan plans tricky nuclear cleanup. Today is Wednesday, August 14, and this is the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi flee from tear gas and rubber bullets fired by riot police during clashes, on a bridge leading to Rabba el Adwia Square where they are camping, in Cairo, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Kerry seeks to smooth things over in Colombia, kidnapping spells trouble in Afghanistan, and clashes erupt in Cairo. Today is Monday, August 13, the day Fidel Castro turns 87 out of the public eye. Here’s the World Wrap, brought to you by @clarerrrr.
Colombia’s Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon (L) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit to the anti-narcotics department in Bogota, August 12, 2013. REUTERS / Fredy Builes