Kashmir: New violence feared in old flashpoint, as Indian ruling party pushes long-held agenda

New Delhi (CNN)Hindu nationalists in India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have long dreamed of stripping Indian-controlled Kashmir — named Jammu and Kashmir state — of its decades-old special status. The “abrogation of Article 370” was also mentioned in the BJP election manifesto, released in April ahead of India’s general elections. It was part of a promise “to overcome all obstacles that come in the way of development and provide adequate financial resources to all regions of the state.” A long-held goal On Monday, Modi’s government finally moved to revoke Article 370, in what analysts say is part of a Hindu nationalist agenda. Pakistan, which also claims Kashmir, described the move as illegal. It is not clear what happens next, …

Diplomatic spat between UK and China after Beijing slams London’s ‘colonial’ attitude to Hong Kong

Hong Kong (CNN)A diplomatic spat between the UK and China deepened Wednesday after London summoned the Chinese ambassador over what it said were “unacceptable and inaccurate” comments made by Beijing regarding the UK’s role in ongoing Hong Kong protests. “The UK signed an internationally binding legal agreement in 1984 that enshrines the ‘one country, two systems rule,’ enshrines the basic freedoms of the people of Hong Kong and we stand four square behind that agreement, four square behind the people of Hong Kong,” added Hunt, who is campaigning to be the next British Prime Minister. His comments were greeted by outrage in Beijing, which has previously suggested the treaty — which established a guarantor and observer status for the UK …

Couple use Twitter to rescue newborn girl abandoned on Indian garbage dump

(CNN)Vinod Kapri, an Indian filmmaker based in New Delhi, checks Twitter first thing every morning — like virtually every journalist on the planet. So Joshi tweeted a request to her followers to send over any information they could find about the baby, saying she and Kapri wanted to adopt her if they could locate her. “We had no idea of the location of the video or its authenticity,” Kapri said. “We see many fake videos of babies on social media.” In a couple of hours, Joshi’s tweet — and her husband’s following post in English — went viral, with hundreds of netizens searching for clues that could allow the couple to locate the girl. “Everybody on Twitter was keen to …