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MUMBAI, India â¿¿ A fatal gang rape in New Delhi didn't deter Germans Carolina De Paolo and Canan Wahner from traveling to India for a six-week tour. The attack was awful, but there is crime everywhere, they figured, and they'd take precautions. Then a man sidled up to Wahner on a train to Goa and ran his hand up her leg a few weeks into the trip. On another train, a different man grabbed De Paolo's breasts from behind. "I wanted to scream and do something, but he ran away," De Paolo said. She never reported the crime, deciding there would be no point. The two women, both 22, say there were times they didn't feel safe, but they insist they still would come to India again. That separates them from many tourists, who are choosing not to come at all. By Kay Johnson.

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PAJU, South Korea â¿¿ When North Korea allegedly torpedoed a South Korean ship in 2010, killing 46 sailors, an industrial park jointly operated by South Korean companies and the North's government kept on running. When Pyongyang rained artillery shells on a Seoul-held island later that year, the park's factories continued churning out goods. But in the latest sign that North Korea's warlike stance toward South Korea and the United States is moving from words to action, Pyongyang on Wednesday barred South Korean managers and trucks delivering supplies from crossing the border to the Kaesong industrial park. Kaesong started producing goods in 2004 and has been an unusual point of cooperation in an otherwise hostile relationship between the Koreas. Its continued operation even through past episodes of high tension has reassured foreign multinationals that another Korean War is unlikely and their investments in prosperous dynamic South Korea are safe. By Kim Yong-Ho and Ahn Young-Joon.

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