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Stories with place: South Asia
  • AP Exclusive: Saudi hajj crush was deadliest tragedy ever story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 1:38 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - One survivor of last month's crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn't tell how many there were.

  • Michigan wraps up trade trip to India, seeks investment 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:49 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is wrapping up a weeklong trade trip to India, where he's highlighting investment and partnership opportunities.

  • Ex-CIA agent convicted in Italy fights to stay in Portugal story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:18 am

    LISBON, Portugal - A former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the U.S. extraordinary renditions program is fighting against being sent to Italy to serve the six-year sentence she received in absentia there, a Portuguese court official said Friday.

  • Nepal's parliament to choose new prime minister on Sunday 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:36 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation.

  • Hindu hardliners block Pakistani singer's concert in Mumbai 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 7:38 am

    NEW DELHI - A local Hindu nationalist party has protested the presence of a Pakistani singer and forced organizers to cancel his concert in Mumbai, India's entertainment capital.

  • New face of Asian cinema shows Indian film outside Bollywood 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 6:33 am

    BUSAN, South Korea - A film from outside Bollywood reflecting generational gaps in India and an image-driven Iranian movie about a grieving old man were among the works showing new trends of Asian cinema at this year's Busan International Film Festival.

  • Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 5:45 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.

  • Winners of Nobel Peace Prize since 1980 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 5:11 am

    OSLO, Norway - The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was announced Friday. Here is a list of winners of the award since 1980:

  • India angered over maid having hand cut off in Saudi Arabia 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 3:54 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - India has demanded answers from Saudi Arabia after a maid there reportedly had her hand chopped off while trying to escape being harassed by her employer.

  • New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:32 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

  • With drones in tow, Anderson debuts 'Junun' documentary story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:05 pm

    NEW YORK - Paul Thomas Anderson premiered his first documentary, "Junun," on Thursday at the New York Film Festival, unveiling a sonically rich portrait of Indian musicians recording an album with Radiohead's Johnny Greenwood.

  • Habitat for Humanity cancels Jimmy Carter build in Nepal 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:21 pm

    ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter's first international trip since announcing that cancer has spread to his brain has been canceled, the former president and the group Habitat for Humanity said.

  • Police: Rebels kill top counterinsurgency officer in Kashmir 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 9:37 am

    SRINAGAR, India - Suspected rebels gunned down a top police officer known for his successful counterinsurgency operations in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Thursday.

  • Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring fuel by air story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:57 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the Himalayan country begins celebrating its biggest festival of the year. And for the first time, it is looking to import fuel from China.

  • Lawmakers in Kashmir punch colleague for serving beef 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:24 am

    SRINAGAR, India - Lawmakers from India's ruling Hindu nationalist party in Kashmir kicked and punched an independent member of the state assembly on Thursday for hosting a party where he served beef.

  • Sightseeing aircraft with 2 aboard missing in Nepal 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:19 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - An ultra-light aircraft carrying two people on a sightseeing flight over the mountains of central Nepal went missing Thursday, officials said.

  • Elephant electrocuted in India when tree falls on power line 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:58 am

    NEW DELHI - As their forest habitats shrink and villages edge closer, it's not uncommon for wild elephants in India to destroy crops and homes and sometimes even kill people.

  • Review: 'Malala' is a gripping story, eloquently told 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 9:08 am

    LOS ANGELES - Many people know the basic elements of the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But "He Named Me Malala" retells that story in a deft and affecting way. Director Davis Guggenheim, who made the Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth" and the controversial "Waiting for Superman," does some of his most heartfelt work in this tribute to Malala and her entire family.

  • Nepal government, protesters discuss size of states 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 8:58 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Negotiators from Nepal's government and the main group protesting the country's new constitution discussed the main issue of the size of proposed states on Wednesday, but said little progress was made in their second day of talks.

  • Pakistani court upholds death sentence in blasphemy killing 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:30 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a former police officer convicted of killing a provincial governor he had accused of blasphemy.

  • Warne, Tendulkar to lead star-studded cricket tour of US 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:45 pm

    MELBOURNE, Australia - Cricket greats Shane Warne of Australia and Sachin Tendulkar of India will captain opposing teams of former star players in a three-match exhibition tour of the United States next month.

  • Indian cleric aims to stop Muslim youth from joining IS 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:49 am

    NEW DELHI - The chief cleric of Bangalore's main mosque said Tuesday that he has advised the heads of hundreds of mosques in India's technology hub to actively counter propaganda by extremist Islamic groups by reaching out to young people in colleges and on social media.

  • Christian pastor survives knife attack at home in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Oct-06-15 9:42 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi pastor survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity, police and the victim said Tuesday.

  • Rights lawyer: Jailing ex-leader sign of Maldives extremism story has photos
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:36 am

    LONDON - The imprisonment of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed symbolizes a turn toward autocracy and extremism by a Muslim nation with the world's highest per-capita level of recruitment to the Islamic State group, a human rights lawyer said Monday.

  • Police in Bangladesh question 4 in killing of Japanese man 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 7:55 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Police said they were questioning four people Monday in connection with the second killing of a foreigner in Bangladesh last week - a Japanese agricultural worker described by his neighbors as a friendly farmer who occasionally joined gatherings at their village mosque.