- 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 supporters hold prayers for slain Taliban chief Updated: May-27-16 8:10 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Supporters of the slain Taliban chief have held funeral prayers across Pakistan for Mullah Akhtar Mansour, killed in a U.S. drone attack last week.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- Insect poop threatens to damage marble at India's Taj Mahal Updated: May-23-16 7:32 am
LUCKNOW, India - Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeological experts said Monday.
- Suspected rebels kill 3 policemen in Indian Kashmir Updated: May-23-16 6:00 am
SRINAGAR, India - Suspected rebels fired at police officers at two places in the main city of the Indian portion of Kashmir on Monday, killing three of them, police said.
- Head of Indian state to attend Mother Teresa canonization Updated: May-23-16 3:45 am
KOLKATA, India - The head of the Indian state where Mother Teresa worked with the destitute and ill says she'll travel to the Vatican for the Nobel winner's canonization later this year.
- 2 Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest after 2 die Updated: May-22-16 11:54 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Two Indian climbers have gone missing on Mount Everest, an expedition organizer said Sunday, a day after two deaths from apparent altitude sickness were reported, underscoring the risks on the world's highest mountain.
- Rebels kill 6 Indian soldiers near border with Myanmar Updated: May-22-16 10:00 am
GAUHATI, India - Heavily armed rebels ambushed and killed six Indian paramilitary soldiers, including one officer, on Sunday in the latest attack in India's insurgency-wracked northeastern region bordering Myanmar.
- Western Indian state tries to cope with record heat wave Updated: May-21-16 10:28 am
NEW DELHI - Authorities in a parched western Indian state sprinkled water in the streets and awaited the arrival of a special water train on Saturday, two days after temperatures reached a record-high 51 degrees Celsius (124 Fahrenheit).
- Apple CEO Cook, Indian Prime Minister Modi meet in New Delhi Updated: May-21-16 8:52 am
NEW DELHI - Apple CEO Tim Cook laid out his company's plans for the vast Indian market in a meeting Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who in turn sought Apple's support for his "Digital India" initiative focusing on e-education, health and increasing farmers' incomes.
- Crippling drought in central India leaves millions on brink Updated: May-20-16 3:05 am
DEVADI VILLAGE, India - For two years the farmer was hopeful. He borrowed hundreds of thousands of rupees (thousands of dollars) to build a pipeline that connected a local dam to his fields of cotton and sugarcane. Two years ago the water stopped. The debts kept growing.
- Indian ruling party makes dramatic gains in Assam state poll Updated: May-19-16 6:10 am
NEW DELHI - India's ruling Hindu nationalist party made dramatic gains in elections in the eastern state of Assam but trailed in four other states, the election commission said Thursday.
- Canada apologizes for 1914 rejection of Asian migrant ship Updated: May-18-16 9:38 pm
TORONTO - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in Parliament on Wednesday for a government decision in 1914 to turn away a ship carrying hundreds of South Asian immigrants.
- US judge in Seattle tosses lawsuit over green cards decision Updated: May-16-16 4:22 pm
SEATTLE - A federal judge in Seattle has thrown out a lawsuit by highly skilled immigrants from India and China who said they should have been allowed to apply to become legal permanent residents.
- 18 killed as overcrowded boat sinks in eastern India Updated: May-16-16 7:28 am
KOLKATA, India - Rescuers have recovered 18 bodies from a river in eastern India's West Bengal state where an overcrowded boat sank following a village fair over the weekend, an official said Monday.