- Ames company seeks to use dehydrator to stop food waste Updated: May-28-16 5:49 pm
AMES, Iowa - An Ames-based company is peddling a mobile food dehydrator in an effort to stop food waste around the globe.
- AP Analysis: Hopes for peace dim with new Taliban leader Updated: May-28-16 1:02 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's government has offered the new Taliban leader a choice: make peace or face the same fate as his predecessor, killed in a U.S. drone strike last week. But Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada is a hard-liner who has used his religious credentials to justify the Taliban insurgency that has killed or wounded tens of thousands of Afghan civilians as a "holy war" and his succession has inspired little hope for an end to the bloodshed.
- Pakistan arrest 2 officials for helping slain Taliban chief Updated: May-28-16 11:36 am
ISLAMABAD - A Pakistani spokesman says federal investigators have arrested two officials involved in issuing Pakistani documents to the slain Taliban chief, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, and his family.
- Death on Everest leads to risky effort to recover bodies Updated: May-28-16 8:20 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The mountain is speckled with corpses.
- Japan shares G-7 push for inclusive growth with Asia, Africa Updated: May-28-16 7:14 am
NAGOYA, Japan - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is sharing a push by the Group of Seven advanced industrial nations to promote inclusive growth across the globe in meetings with leaders of seven developing countries.
- Gulf Air says Manila-Manama flight hits severe turbulence Updated: May-27-16 8:16 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries.
- Pakistani premier to undergo open heart surgery in London Updated: May-27-16 2:03 pm
ISLAMABAD - A spokesman says Pakistan's prime minister is due to undergo open heart surgery in London next week.
- Researchers: Asian bank hacks may be linked to North Korea Updated: May-27-16 12:58 pm
NEW YORK - Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of over $100 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.
- Indian army: 6 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Kashmir fighting Updated: May-27-16 7:53 am
SRINAGAR, India - Six suspected rebels and a soldier have been killed in two separate gunbattles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the Indian army said Friday.
- Lobsang Sangay sworn in as PM of Tibetan government-in-exile Updated: May-27-16 7:01 am
DHARMSALA, India - Lobsang Sangay was sworn in for his second term as prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile Friday and said he will make maximum efforts to achieve regional autonomy for Tibet during his five-year term, but will prepare a strategy for the next 50 years if it's unsuccessful.
- As bodies return from Everest, relatives struggle to cope Updated: May-27-16 6:51 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Climbers on Friday found the body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest, while a helicopter brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain. Worsening weather was forcing everyone to descend to safety, with the last missing climber presumed dead.
- The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am
ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):
- Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 2, injures 120 Updated: May-26-16 7:55 am
NEW DELHI - An explosion at a chemical factory in western India on Thursday killed at least two people and injured more than 120, officials said.
- Sri Lanka's Cabinet approves office to learn fate of missing Updated: May-26-16 6:56 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Cabinet has approved setting up an office to learn the fate of several thousands of people who went missing during the civil war that ended seven years ago, the foreign ministry said Thursday.
- Indian Supreme Court allows Italian marine to return home Updated: May-26-16 5:15 am
NEW DELHI - India's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an Italian marine can return home while a U.N. arbitration tribunal decides which nation should have jurisdiction in a case involving the fatal shootings of two Indian fishermen in 2012 in which he and another marine are implicated.
- India vows swift justice after African student killed Updated: May-25-16 9:50 pm
NEW DELHI - India promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.
- Little-known extremist cleric chosen to lead Afghan Taliban Updated: May-25-16 2:28 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A little-known extremist cleric was chosen Wednesday to be the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor.
- Pakistan army tells US it is concerned over drone strike Updated: May-25-16 4:26 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says the country's army chief met with U.S. Ambassador David Hale to express Islamabad's serious concerns over the drone strike that killed the former Taliban leader.
- Microsoft opens wallet to extend Internet in remote areas Updated: May-24-16 1:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft has joined other tech giants working to deliver the Internet in remote parts of the world, although it's taking a smaller-scale approach than some of its rivals.
- Senators air rights concerns about India ahead of PM's visit Updated: May-24-16 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday they are encouraged by growing defense cooperation with India but remain concerned about religious intolerance and slavery in the South Asian nation ahead of a visit by its prime minister.
- India successfully tests small space shuttle Updated: May-24-16 11:13 am
NEW DELHI - India has successfully tested its first small space shuttle as part of its efforts to make low-cost reusable spacecraft.
- Writings by Mother Teresa to be published in August Updated: May-24-16 6:44 am
NEW YORK - A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized.
- UK actor Ian McKellen: 'India needs to grow up' about gays Updated: May-24-16 6:04 am
MUMBAI, India - British actor Ian McKellen has criticized India's use of a British colonial law to crack down on homosexuals, saying in an interview with a Mumbai newspaper published Tuesday that "India needs to grow up."
- New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries Updated: May-23-16 8:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday.
- Iran and India sign port deal, other economic agreements Updated: May-23-16 3:30 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - India said Monday it will invest up to $500 million in a deal to develop a strategic port in Iran and both countries planned a number of projects they say are worth hundreds of millions of dollars.