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  • new storyCoke suspends bottling at plant at center of water dispute 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 4:57 am

    NEW DELHI - Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves.

  • new storyPakistani intelligence arrests nearly 100 militants 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 4:29 am

    KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan's army spokesman says intelligence agencies have arrested a collective of 97 militants from three banned groups involved in a string of major terrorist attacks.

  • Congress bans import of forced labor products 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 3:19 am

    A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America.

  • Pakistani Oscar-nominated film tackles 'honor' killings 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 10:46 am

    KARACHI, Pakistan - When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. They said she had shamed her family when she married the boy of her choice.

  • Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf discharged from hospital 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 10:17 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf was briefly hospitalized in the port city of Karachi on Thursday after suffering chest pain and breathing problems but was allowed home later that day, a senior leader of his party and his spokeswoman said.

  • Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollution 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 8:07 am

    NEW DELHI - The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.

  • Bangladesh court confirms death sentences for 3 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:37 am

    NEW DELHI - A Bangladesh appeals court on Thursday confirmed the death sentences handed to the head of a banned Islamist group and two of his associates for a 2004 grenade attack on a former British diplomat at a prominent Islamic shrine.

  • Ex-army chief's appointment as Sri Lanka lawmaker criticized 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:55 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - An international rights group said Thursday that the Sri Lankan government's decision to appoint the civil war-winning general to Parliament contradicts its pledges to investigate alleged abuses under his command.

  • Dozens detained, life paralyzed by strike in Indian Kashmir story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:29 am

    SRINAGAR, India - Indian authorities detained dozens of Kashmiri activists and placed separatist leaders under house arrest Thursday to prevent them from holding anti-India protests to mark the anniversary of a top separatist leader's hanging more than three decades ago.

  • Indian soldier dies after rescue from avalanche in Kashmir 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:52 am

    NEW DELHI - An Indian army soldier rescued after six days buried under deep snow by an enormous avalanche in the Himalayan region of Kashmir died Thursday in a hospital in the Indian capital.

  • President: Czechs paid $6.2M ransom to Pakistan kidnappers 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 1:33 pm

    PRAGUE - The Czech Republic paid a ransom for the release of two Czech women who were kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013, President Milos Zeman said Wednesday.

  • Elephant rampages in east Indian town, smashing homes story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-10-16 11:39 am

    KOLKATA, India - A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest.

  • Car strikes gas tanker in Pakistan, killing 10 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 9:27 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - A Pakistani police official says a car slammed into a gas tanker, causing a fireball that killed 10 people, including six children.

  • India launches campaign for deworming millions of children story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 am

    NEW DELHI - Millions of Indian children are getting deworming treatment in a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their mental and physical development.

  • Pakistan army training aircraft crashes, 2 dead 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 9:33 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army says a training aircraft has crashed near Gujranwala in the eastern Punjab province, killing the instructor and trainee who were on board.

  • UN official asks Sri Lanka to locate people missing from war 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 8:18 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The top United Nations human rights official asked Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday to quickly locate thousands of civilians reported missing during the country's civil war. The government has said most are probably dead.

  • Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78 story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 8:14 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of the nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.

  • Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 7:18 am

    NEW DELHI - Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.

  • India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:13 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services.

  • Coldplay's latest video criticized for portrayal of India story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:39 am

    NEW DELHI - British rock band Coldplay's latest music video has triggered a debate in India over its portrayal of the country with critics accusing its producers of showing stereotypical images of India with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.

  • Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:37 am

    BANGALORE, India - A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said.

  • India says 3Q growth faster than China's at 7.3 percent 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 8:36 am

    NEW DELHI - India said its economy grew 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, a rate of expansion that puts the South Asian nation ahead of China's 6.8 percent growth during the same period.

  • Ethnic protesters in Nepal withdraw border blockade, strike 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 7:30 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over Nepal's new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation severely short of fuel, medicine and other supplies.

  • Maldives police arrest judge, ex-prosecutor general 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:52 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Maldives police arrested a judge and a former prosecutor general for issuing an arrest warrant for the country's president without the police requesting one, an official said Monday in the latest political turmoil in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

  • American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 4:32 am

    NEW DELHI - A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub told a court Monday that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based militant group.