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6 secrets of Punjab

When it comes to travel in India, the state of Punjab, which borders Pakistan, doesn't make it to the top of many itineraries. Here are 6 reasons why it should.

World's biggest ever poll starts

More than 814 million eligible voters go to polls in India. CNN's Sumnima Udas reports on the recent election.

Unique welcome for royals

Prince William's family was greeted by Maori warriors on a trip to New Zealand. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Confiscated art returned

Part of an art collection confiscated because it may contain pieces looted by the Nazis is being returned to its owner, prosecutors in the German town of Augsburg said Wednesday.

Is Egypt in the midst of a sexual harassment epidemic?

A university student cowers in a pharmacy as a mob outside threatens her with sexual violence. A law student is groped by her classmates, the dean cites her "inappropriate attire." Frightening allegations but advocates say this is an everyday reality for women in Cairo.

Peace talks stall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a step back from the negotiating table Wednesday, ordering ministers to halt meetings with their Palestinian counterparts, a senior Israeli official told CNN on Wednesday.

Four stabbed in Toronto office

A man stabbed four people in a Toronto office building Wednesday, critically wounding at least one person, a police spokeswoman said.

Royal baby has first play date

Prince George's first royal play date in New Zealand included babies born around the same time as the future king.

How central are women's rights to India's elections?

The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi in December 2012 marked a sharp turning point for the debate on women's rights in India. The protests that exploded nationwide following the incident brought the issue forcefully to the political table in a way that revealed the power of the Indian masses, according to a prominent advocate for women's rights.

Chinese cup breaks auction record

The auction room -- standing room only -- broke into applause when the hammer finally went down. On sale was a tiny, white cup decorated with chickens, and the buyer was a prolific art collector from Shanghai, Liu Yiqian.

Cuba double agent speaks

Patrick Oppmann speaks to a member of the Cuban state security apparatus about secret US communications programs on the island.

Russia: Don't worry about our troops

Russia's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that Ukraine and the United States have "no reason for concern" about the presence of Russian forces, which it says are on military exercises.