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Stories with place: South Asia
  • Bangladesh police questioning 12 al-Qaida suspects 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 10:04 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladesh court on Friday gave police three days to question 12 suspected members of al-Qaida's branch in the Indian subcontinent after their arrests in raids this week.

  • Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:41 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show.

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan summon envoys in dispute 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 9:02 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute. The two neighbors have summoned each other's ambassadors to lodge protests over the detention of a Pakistani official in the Afghan city of Kandahar and a deadly cross-border shootout between Pakistani and Afghan border police, officials said Friday.

  • India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:10 am

    NEW DELHI - India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor.

  • Image of Asia: Ramadan prayers in Indian Kashmir 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 7:55 am

    In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslim men offer Friday prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir. The restive region is predominantly Muslim and claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two countries have fought two wars over control of the Himalayan region since they won independence from Britain in 1947. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989, seeking independence from India or the merger of the region with neighboring Pakistan.

  • Nicolas Anelka to manage as well as play for Mumbai City 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 5:59 am

    MUMBAI, India - Former France striker Nicolas Anelka agreed to player-manage Mumbai City on Friday in his second season with the Indian Super League club.

  • Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 1:04 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to seventeen. Divers were searching for more bodies.

  • Mumbai horse carriage ban leaves working families in fear 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 10:57 am

    MUMBAI, India - Drivers of Mumbai's iconic horse-drawn carriages can't imagine not plying the roads pulling photo-snapping tourists atop their kitsch-covered chariots.

  • Mumbai horse carriage ban leaves working families in fear 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:06 am

    MUMBAI, India - Drivers of Mumbai's iconic horse-drawn carriages can't imagine not plying the roads pulling photo-snapping tourists atop their kitsch-covered chariots.

  • Customs officials recover idol looted from Indian temple 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:44 pm

    NEW YORK - Customs officials in New York have recovered a bronze religious statue from the 11th or 12th century that they say was looted from a temple in India.

  • Bangladesh-based poverty group founder wins World Food Prize 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:28 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - A man who created a nonprofit organization credited with helping more than 150 million people out of poverty was named the winner of the 2015 World Food Prize on Wednesday.

  • Brutal heat wave in Pakistan last month killed 1,250 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:25 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's government says the brutal heat wave that hit the port city of Karachi and the country's southern province of Sind in June killed 1,250 people before subsiding.

  • Former Sri Lankan strongman will run for parliamentary seat 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:58 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, defeated in this year's presidential election, said Wednesday that he's re-entering politics and contesting a Parliament seat in August.

  • Pakistani artists look to counter violent extremism story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am

    LAHORE, Pakistan - At a militant training camp in Pakistan, a new recruit asks his instructor why his comrades are attacking churches and mosques rather than enemy bases. "This world is full of sin. It needs to be bathed in blood," the instructor replies, nurturing seeds of doubt that will eventually lead the young man to turn away from violence.

  • One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:25 pm

    NEW DELHI - Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

  • Pakistan soccer undertakes election despite court order 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:32 am

    ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Football Federation undertook elections on Tuesday despite a court ordering they be postponed.

  • Maryland man sentenced for exporting firearms to Pakistan 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:28 pm

    BALTIMORE - A pizza shop owner has been sentenced to two years in prison for exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories to Pakistan.

  • Police investigate mob killing of school director in India 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 5:49 am

    PATNA, India - Police are investigating the mob killing of a school director in northern India after two of the school's students were discovered dead, officials said Monday.

  • US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries story has photos
    Updated: Jun-27-15 8:47 pm

    LONDON - The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.

  • Bhamara forces basketball to front page of Indian newspapers 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 2:59 am

    NEW DELHI - It is a rare day in India when basketball makes the front page of newspapers, yet Satnam Singh Bhamara achieved that feat when he became the first Indian to be drafted to the NBA this week.

  • Police arrest Pakistani in Italy-based terror probe 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 6:41 am

    ROME - Police say they have arrested a Pakistani man suspected of helping organize the 2009 attack on a market in Peshawar that killed more than 100 people, the latest arrest in a decade-long investigation into an Italy-based terror network with ties to al Qaida.

  • Monsoon rains kill 81 in India 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 3:07 am

    NEW DELHI - Heavy early monsoon rains have killed at least 81 people in India's western Gujarat state, bringing misery to thousands of people uprooted from their flooded homes, an official said Friday.

  • Pakistan rejects Afghan allegations about parliament attack 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 2:10 pm

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan "strongly rejects" accusations by Afghanistan's spy agency that a Pakistani intelligence officer helped orchestrate an attack on the Afghan parliament earlier this week.

  • A look at challenges Uber has faced around the world 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:51 pm

    PARIS - Taxi drivers in France went on strike Thursday, smashing car windows, setting tires on fire and blocking traffic to express their displeasure with American ride-hailing service Uber. Despite an October law forbidding the company's low-cost UberPop service, its drivers continue to provide rides in France.

  • Donors pledge $4.4 billion for earthquake-hit Nepal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 12:10 pm

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Donor nations and agencies announced $4.4 billion in aid for Nepal on Thursday, covering about two-thirds of what the Himalayan nation says it needs to rebuild from devastating earthquakes that killed more than 8,800 people and made millions homeless.