Despite violent protests, Indian authorities are determined to hold local elections in the troubled Kashmiri region. France 24's special correspondents Kostia Prodromides and Priyanka Zindaba brought their camera to investigate the ongoing conflict.
The UN security council voted to impose sanctions on anyone contributing to violence in Somalia. This as major shipping companies are being forced to divert their ships from the Suez Canal to longer routes to avoid Somali pirates.
In India's remote north-eastern region of Mizoram, members of a 7,000-strong community that practises a traditional form of Judaism are preparing to emigrate to the Holy Land. They are part of one of the lost tribes of Israel: the Bnei Menashe.
In the western Indian state of Rajasthan, forced weddings are frequent - with the brides sometimes as young as five. It's been an illegal practice since 2006, but families struggling to feed their children see little alternative.
Owners of a captured Saudi tanker are in ransom negotiations with Somali pirates despite warnings that such payments exacerbate piracy. The talks follow the sinking of a pirate ship by an Indian warship in the Gulf of Aden.
An Indian warship destroyed a Somali pirate vessel in a brief battle late on Tuesday. Other Asian nations also plan to send military ships to secure the Gulf of Aden, in an attempt to secure the area after a recent spike of pirate attacks.
A space probe has successfully landed on the lunar surface after ejecting from an unmanned craft orbiting the moon, marking another success for India's first lunar mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation announced.
Leading emerging economies say the financial system must be restructured to take into account their combined economic strength, which is expected to surpass that of the world's richest nations in coming decades.