- Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire, killing 3 in Kashmir Updated: Aug-04-15 7:14 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said.
- Building collapses outside Mumbai after heavy rain; 12 dead Updated: Aug-04-15 3:07 am
MUMBAI, India - Twelve people were killed early Tuesday when an old building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed after days of heavy rain, an Indian official said.
- Death toll from Pakistan flash floods rises to 118 Updated: Aug-03-15 12:56 pm
ISLAMABAD - The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless, authorities said Monday.
- Indian government, key northeast rebel group sign peace deal Updated: Aug-03-15 11:07 am
NEW DELHI - India's government signed a peace treaty on Monday with a key rebel group in the country's insurgency-wracked northeast.
- Image of Asia: Drinkable water for flood-hit Indian villages Updated: Aug-03-15 10:23 am
In this photo by Bikas Das, relief workers carry plastic pouches of drinking water for distribution after flooding in Khudirabad village near Kolkata, in India's West Bengal state. Cooked food was also delivered to residents in affected areas. The Home Ministry says more than 100 people have died due to the heavy rains and flooding in the past week and tens of thousands of people have been forced to take shelter in state-run relief camps. The annual monsoon, which lasts from June through September, often brings flooding to India, and the situation in West Bengal was worsened by a recent cyclone.
- Indian Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder' Updated: Aug-03-15 8:59 am
NEW DELHI - The speaker of India's Parliament on Monday barred 25 opposition legislators from its sessions for the rest of the week for causing "grave disorder" after they created noisy scenes.
- India orders telecoms to block more than 850 adult websites Updated: Aug-03-15 8:35 am
NEW DELHI - India has ordered Internet service providers to block access to more than 850 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social decency.
- Monsoon rains kill more than 90 people in India Updated: Aug-02-15 3:07 pm
NEW DELHI - India's Home Ministry says heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 90 people in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps.
- 21 feared dead in mudslide in India's remote northeast Updated: Aug-01-15 1:08 pm
GAUHATI, India - Twenty-one people were feared dead Saturday in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region, police said.
- India, Bangladesh swap border enclaves, settle old dispute Updated: Jul-31-15 9:16 pm
NEW DELHI - At the stroke of midnight Friday, tens of thousands of stateless people who were stranded for decades along the poorly defined border between India and Bangladesh will finally get to choose their citizenship, as the two countries swapped more than 150 pockets of land to settle the demarcation line dividing them.
- Official: 2 Indians held near Libya's Sirte town, 2 safe Updated: Jul-31-15 9:35 am
NEW DELHI - Four Indian nationals were detained near the Libyan city of Sirte, India's foreign ministry said Friday, but declined to say who had held the men.
- Report: Ride-hailing service Uber to put $1 billion in India Updated: Jul-31-15 7:41 am
NEW DELHI - Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine months as it hopes to expand services and products, news reports said Friday.
- India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts Updated: Jul-30-15 11:11 am
NEW DELHI - Ignoring pleas and petitions by civil society groups, India on Thursday hanged an accountant convicted of supporting the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people in the country's worst terrorist attack.
- Former President Kalam buried in southern India Updated: Jul-30-15 3:47 am
NEW DELHI - Tens of thousands of people gathered in the southern Indian town of Rameswaram on Thursday for the burial of former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's missile program.
- India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 pm
NEW DELHI - Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just four have been executed.
- UN: Expect 11.2 billion population by the end of the century Updated: Jul-29-15 3:42 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Move over: The world's population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, a new United Nations report says. And there should be 11.2 billion people on Earth by the end of this century.
- Chand aims to qualify for Rio Olympics after CAS verdict Updated: Jul-28-15 12:42 pm
NEW DELHI - Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will aim to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games after the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to suspend IAAF rules that could have blocked women with high levels of male hormones from competing in Rio de Janeiro.
- Ex-president known as father of Indian missile program dies Updated: Jul-27-15 1:52 pm
GAUHATI, India - Former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, known as the father of the country's military missile program, died Monday after collapsing while delivering a lecture, a top state official said. He was 83.
- Buddhist monks from India to return to Steamboat Springs Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado - Buddhist monks from a monastery in southeast India are making their way back to Steamboat Springs for the first time since their initial visit in 2010.
- 10 killed in India as militants attack police station, bus Updated: Jul-27-15 9:43 am
NEW DELHI - Indian forces fought an extended gunbattle Monday with militants who attacked a moving bus and stormed into a police station in a northern town bordering Pakistan, with 10 people killed in the violence, officials said.
- Yoga philosopher brings lessons to Ketchikan Updated: Jul-26-15 4:10 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - Yoga philosopher Ram Vakkalanka is blunt when talking about common perceptions about yoga, the ancient Indian practice of meditation and physical movement.
- India's 'Medicine Baba' gets drugs from rich, gives to poor Updated: Jul-24-15 5:40 am
NEW DELHI - Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals his alternate identity: "Hello, I am Medicine Baba."
- Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job Updated: Jul-24-15 3:40 am
NEW DELHI - The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment.
- World mayors at Vatican urge 'bold climate agreement' Updated: Jul-21-15 11:25 pm
VATICAN CITY - Mayors from around the world declared Tuesday that climate change is real, man-made and must be stopped as a matter of moral imperative, gathering at the Vatican to announce new measures to fight global warming and bask in Pope Francis' ecological star power.
- Birmingham mayor: Pleased to back pope's call to end slavery Updated: Jul-21-15 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY - The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.