Snowden's request for asylum denied in India

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New information about NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Officials in India say they have rejected Snowden's request for political asylum.  Snowden also has reportedly dropped his bid for asylum in Russia.

Russian news agencies are quoting President Vladimir Putin's spokesman as saying that Snowden withdrew his request when he learned about the terms Moscow has set out.

Putin said on Monday that Russia is ready to shelter Snowden as long as he stops leaking U.S. secrets.

Meanwhile several of the other countries where the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks says Snowden gas applied for asylum have said he cannot apply from abroad.

 Officials in Germany, Norway, Austria, Poland, Finland and Switzerland say he must make his request on their soil.

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