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Police said the father, marble miner Oghad Singh, accused his daughter of bringing dishonor to the family and making it hard to find husbands for her two unmarried sisters.

Villagers condemned the father’s actions as extreme.


WikiLeaks chief seeks refuge at Ecuador Embassy

LONDON — WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden on sex abuse charges, has taken refuge in the Ecuadoran Embassy in the British capital, the foreign minister of the South American nation said Tuesday.

In Ecuador, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said his government is considering Mr. Assange request for political asylum.

The move comes less than a week after Britain’s Supreme Court rejected Mr. Assange’s bid to reopen his extradition case.

Mr. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden after two women accused him of sexual misconduct during a visit to the country in 2010.

His legal struggle to stay in Britain has dragged on for the better part of two years Mr. Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website, has released tens of thousands of classified U.S.government documents.


Iran, six world powers suspend nuclear talks

MOSCOW — Iran and six world powers Tuesday suspended talks meant to dispel suspicions that Tehran might use its nuclear activities to make weapons, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said, after two days of intensive meetings failed to bridge differences.

Catherine Ashton said future meetings on a senior level were possible, but she told reporters that both sides need to first stage lower-level talks to see if there is any way to break the deadlock that has marked a series of negotiations since April.

The end of talks on the senior level is likely to be seen by critics as a sign of failure on the diplomatic track aimed at persuading Tehran to curb uranium enrichment, a process that can make both reactor fuel and the core of nuclear warheads.

From wire dispatches and staff reports