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Stories with place: South Asia
  • US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 2:05 pm

    ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

  • Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 8:22 am

    QUETTA, Pakistan - Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.

  • Nepal's sexual minorities parade to demand rights 
    Updated: Aug-30-15 6:31 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Sunday to demand that rights for sexual minorities be included in the country's new constitution that is being finalized.

  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 6:05 pm

    DALLAS - Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

  • Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:08 pm

    ATLANTA - To Azaratu Zakaria, Jimmy Carter's battle against the Guinea worm is represented by a scar.

  • Katherine Boo to receive Lovejoy Award in Maine 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 10:04 am

    WATERVILLE, Maine - A former Washington Post reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing dire conditions in group homes for the mentally disabled will be this year's recipient of Lovejoy Award at Colby College.

  • The Latest: Canada asks for release of Al-Jazeera defendant story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 7:47 am

    CAIRO - Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists (all times local):

  • More arrests in bloggers' killings in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:15 pm

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Police in Bangladesh announced Saturday they have made additional arrests in the killings of secular bloggers by suspected Islamic radicals that have raised concerns about the government's ability to protect the freedom of speech.

  • Ex-deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan heads to US prison 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 5:31 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison.

  • Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm

    VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

  • Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 10:16 am

    ISLAMABAD - Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.

  • Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:55 am

    GAUHATI, India - India's army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said.

  • Jedinak among 3 players ruled out of Socceroos match 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:26 pm

    SYDNEY - Mile Jedinak, Tomi Juric and Robbie Kruse have been ruled out of the Australia's 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Bangladesh and will be replaced by Italian-based attacker Chris Ikonomidis, striker Ben Halloran and midfielder Luke Brattan.

  • New clashes amid communal protest in western India, 5 dead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 am

    AHMADABAD, India - Fresh communal clashes erupted Wednesday in western India as police and paramilitary forces tried to quell riots led by members of a farming caste demanding government benefits. Five people have been killed in the violence, police said.

  • In shift, US backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes.

  • US criticizes Maldives' return of former president to prison 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States is calling for the Maldives government to release former President Mohamed Nasheed after he was sent back to prison from house arrest this week.

  • India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:11 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - India and the United Nations appealed for all parties to seek peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces on Tuesday were patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood attacked police a day earlier, leaving 11 people dead and many injured.

  • Bangladesh court delays screening of 'Rana Plaza' movie 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:19 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's High Court has imposed a six-month ban on the screening of a movie about a garment worker who was rescued from the rubble 17 days after a five-story factory complex collapsed more than two years ago, killing more than 1,000 people.

  • Riise to turn out for Delhi Dynamos in 2nd edition of ISL 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:09 am

    NEW DELHI - Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise will play for Delhi Dynamos in the second season of the Indian Super League.

  • Party spokesman: Maldives ex-president taken back to prison 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Maldives police have taken former President Mohamed Nasheed back to jail even though his 13-year sentence was commuted to house arrest last month, a party spokesman said Monday.

  • UN tribunal orders India to suspend case against Italians 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:52 am

    BERLIN - A U.N.-mandated tribunal on Monday ordered India to put on hold legal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until an arbitration panel has ruled on the dispute.

  • Nepal opens Everest to climbers for 1st time since avalanche 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:03 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season.

  • Bangladesh indicts 10 for allegedly beating boy to death 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:31 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A magistrate in Bangladesh has indicted 10 men and issued arrest warrants for three alleged fugitives in the fatal beating of a 13-year-old boy that stunned the nation used to violent crime after a video of him being tortured was posted online.

  • Nepal opens Everest to climbers for 1st time since avalanche 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:25 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season.

  • India, Pakistan blame each other for cancellation of talks 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 8:38 am

    NEW DELHI - India and Pakistan blamed each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers that were scheduled for this week, with the rivals squabbling over the agenda.