- 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.
- Dozens detained, life paralyzed by strike in Indian Kashmir 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.
- Elephant rampages in east Indian town, smashing homes 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.
- India launches campaign for deworming millions of children 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.
- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy Updated: Feb-06-16 5:18 am
GAUHATI, India - The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.
- Bus plunges off bridge into river in India, killing 25 Updated: Feb-05-16 11:02 am
AHMADABAD, India - A bus plunged off a bridge into a river in western India on Friday, killing 25 people and injuring 20 others, an official said.
- Pakistan commemorates 'Kashmir Day' Updated: Feb-05-16 9:49 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Prime Minister on Friday called for resolving the lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with U.N. Security Council resolutions, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to implement its own decisions.
- Expert: Parents often won't take surrogate kids with defects Updated: Feb-03-16 11:36 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday.
- Indian police arrest 4 in alleged assault of Tanzanian woman Updated: Feb-03-16 1:01 pm
NEW DELHI - Police on Wednesday arrested four Indian men for allegedly assaulting and stripping a female Tanzanian student after dragging her out of a car, India's external affairs minister said Wednesday.
- Zika virus forces India's Tata Motors to change car's name Updated: Feb-02-16 7:18 am
NEW DELHI - The Zika virus has hit India's Tata Motors, which has decided to rebrand a soon-to-be launched hatchback vehicle which was to have been called Zica, an abbreviation of "Zippy Car."
- India's top court to re-examine gay rights Updated: Feb-02-16 6:48 am
NEW DELHI - India's top court on Tuesday agreed to re-examine a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to a decade in prison.
- Chinese artist imitates photo of Syrian toddler on the beach Updated: Feb-01-16 11:12 am
NEW DELHI - Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has recreated the famous image of a 3-year-old Syrian child who drowned in Turkey last year by staging a photo of himself lying face down on a beach in Greece.
- 13 college students on school picnic drown in western India Updated: Feb-01-16 10:43 am
NEW DELHI - Thirteen college students on a school picnic drowned Monday while swimming in the sea in western India, police said.
- UN official: Iran, Israel could ratify nuke test ban treaty Updated: Jan-29-16 1:11 am
VIENNA - The head of the U.N. nuclear test ban treaty organization says arch-enemies Iran and Israel are "the closest" of the eight holdout nations to ratifying the treaty and assuring the world they will never conduct a nuclear test explosion.
- India cities get funds to tackle woes from sewage to traffic Updated: Jan-28-16 8:04 am
NEW DELHI - India took a step toward modernizing its cities on Thursday by awarding 20 with funds to solve problems from shoddy sewage treatment to snarled traffic.
- The Latest: Djokovic beats Federer to reach Australian final Updated: Jan-28-16 6:04 am
MELBOURNE, Australia - The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):
- Maoist rebels kill 7 policemen in eastern India Updated: Jan-28-16 12:57 am
PATNA, India - Suspected Maoist rebels have detonated a land mine, killing seven policemen and injuring six others in eastern India, a top police official said Thursday.