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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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Indian textbooks say Japan nuked the U.S.

Indian textbooks say Japan nuked the U.S.

GUJARAT, India, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Textbooks in Gujarat, India, reportedly have 120 factual, grammatical, and spelling errors, including the false statement that Japan nuked the U.S.
Aileen Graef

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
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Indian merchant uses Morgan Freeman photo on billboard to honor Nelson Mandela

Indian merchant uses Morgan Freeman photo on billboard to honor Nelson Mandela

Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Nelson Mandela billboard in India uses photo of Morgan Freeman, who portrayed the late South African leader in the 2009 film "Invictus."
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
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Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

Former President Bush to join Obamas at Mandela's memorial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died at age 95 after a long illness, will be buried in the province where he was born, officials said.
Profs at German university want to award Snowden honorary degree

Profs at German university want to award Snowden honorary degree

ROSTOCK, Germany, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden may get an honorary doctorate from Germany's Rostock University, as a dean praised Snowden's courage and civil disobedience.

Miccosukee Tribe's federal lawsuit against former chairman dismissed

MIAMI, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A federal judge has ruled a lawsuit by the Miccosukee Tribe in South Florida should be heard in a state court or tribal court.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
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Iranian horror movie turns reality

Iranian horror movie turns reality

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The author says he finds it far from amusing to see a U.S. president naively falling victim to such monstrous hostile intent as threatened by Iran
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Biden begins visit to India with visit at Gandhi memorial

Biden begins visit to India with visit at Gandhi memorial

NEW DELHI, July 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden began his tour of India Monday at a memorial to Mohandas Ghandi, who led India's non-violent move to freedom from British rule.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 6, 2013.
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Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, speaks to those gathered at the National Press Club on February 28, 2005 to discuss "De-Militarizing Foreign Relations: The Nexus of Gandhian and Kingian Nonviolence" in Washington. Gandhi talked about changing western societies culture of violence to cause change rather than always resorting to violence...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. A pioneer of satyagraha, or resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience — a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence — Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma (; Sanskrit: महात्मा mahātmā or "Great Soul," an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore). In India, he is also called Bapu (Gujarati: બાપુ, bāpu or "Father") and officially honoured as the Father of the Nation. His birthday, 2 October, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi first employed non-violent civil disobedience as an expatriate lawyer in South Africa, in the resident Indian community's struggle for civil rights. After his return to India in 1915, he set about organising peasants, farmers, and urban labourers in protesting excessive land-tax and discrimination. Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhi led nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, expanding women's rights, building religious and ethnic amity, ending untouchability, increasing economic self-reliance, but above all for achieving Swaraj — the independence of India from foreign domination. Gandhi famously led Indians in protesting the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km (250 mi) Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, on many occasions, in both South Africa and India.

Gandhi strove to practice non-violence and truth in all situations, and advocated that others do the same. He lived modestly in a self-sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn he had hand spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as means of both self-purification and social protest.

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