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Election tourism, international campaigns demonstrate scale of India’s election

Election tourism, international campaigns demonstrate scale of India’s election

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- As India’s colossal election -- more than 800 million voters casting ballots for more than a month -- enters its final phase, its international reach is clear.
John Kuhn, Medill News Service

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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Indonesian Islamic parties consider a coalition

JAKARTA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- One of Indonesia's main Islamic political groups the United Development Party said it will seek a broad coalition of Islamic parties to put forward a presidential candidate for next year's election.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
By United Press International

Michelle Obama, daughters lunch with Bono at Irish pub

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters enjoyed lunch at a Dublin-area pub Tuesday with Bono during a whirlwind visit to Ireland.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Turkey asked to reopen hotel fire probe

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Turkey's leader is being asked to demand a presidential investigation of the 1993 Madimak hotel massacre that killed 37 people.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.
By United Press International

Rushdie: 'Outrage machine' behind protests

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The protests against an obscure anti-Muslim video made in the United States have been whipped up by the "outrage machine," Salman Rushdie says.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
By United Press International
Rushdie: Protests 'stifled free speech'

Rushdie: Protests 'stifled free speech'

NEW DELHI, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Author Salman Rushdie said Tuesday Muslim protests that led to cancellation of his video appearance at an Indian literature festival "stifled free speech."
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Salman Rushdie reads a passage from his book 'The Enchantress of Florence' at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington on June 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)
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Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie ( /sælˈmɑːn ˈrʊʃdi/, Kashmiri: अहमद सलमान रुशदी (Devanagari), احمد سلمان رشدی (Nastaleeq); born 19 June 1947) is an Indian-British novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism mixed with historical fiction, and a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western worlds.

His fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was the centre of a major controversy, drawing protests from Muslims in several countries. Some of the protests were violent, in which death threats were issued to Rushdie, including a fatwā against him by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, on February 14, 1989.

He was appointed a Knight Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to literature" in June 2007. He holds the rank Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He began a five-year term as Distinguished Writer in Residence at Emory University in 2007. In May 2008 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2008, The Times ranked Rushdie thirteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His latest novel is Luka and the Fire of Life, published in November 2010. In 2010, he announced that he has begun writing his memoirs.

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