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  • Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech story has photos
    Updated: Nov-29-15 7:26 pm

    Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week€™s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes.

  • Khalil named Asian football player of the year 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 10:58 am

    GURGAON, India - Ahmed Khalil of the United Arab Emirates was named the Asian player of the year Sunday at the AFC's annual awards function.

  • Gay rights activists march in New Delhi parade 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 7:58 am

    NEW DELHI - Hundreds of gay rights activists danced to drum beats and held colorful balloons as they marched in a parade in New Delhi on Sunday, celebrating what they call the diversity of gender and sexuality.

  • Tens of thousands overcome Delhi pollution in half marathon 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 5:05 am

    NEW DELHI - The tens of thousands of people who participated in Sunday's half marathon in India's capital had more than just running 21 kilometers (13 miles) through New Delhi's streets on a misty, chilly morning to deal with. They also had to overcome the city's unparalleled air pollution.

  • Maldives police break up opposition protest for a 2nd day story has photos
    Updated: Nov-28-15 10:55 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators demanding the release of a former president and other jailed political leaders.

  • Look at key radical Islamist groups in Bangladesh 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 7:29 pm

    NEW DELHI - Gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh, killing one person and wounding three others, in the latest in a wave of deadly assaults this year on foreigners, secular writers and members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-majority nation.

  • Indonesia says Australia forced back asylum seekers 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 9:02 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Australian officials destroyed a boat carrying asylum seekers and then pushed them back to sea in another vessel, Indonesia said Friday.

  • Tens of thousands of students protest in Nepalese capital 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 8:14 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of students held hands, waved banners and chanted slogans in Nepal's capital Friday to protest against a border blockade that has caused severe shortages of fuel and an increase in food prices in the Himalayan country.

  • Pakistan cricket receives govt approval to play India in SL 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 5:26 am

    ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board says it has received approval from the government to play India in Sri Lanka in a limited-overs series next month.

  • Ashwin dozen leads India to test series win over SAfrica 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 5:15 am

    NAGPUR, India - Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with a 12-wicket match haul as India defeated South Africa by 124 runs in the third test to win the four-game series on Friday.

  • Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:27 am

    NEW DELHI - An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country's north that killed one man and wounded three others.

  • Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:14 am

    KABUL, Afghanistan - After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

  • Nepal asks India to investigate shooting by border guards 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 8:30 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal asked India on Thursday to investigate a shooting by border guards that has wounded at least four people and to punish those involved.

  • Indian media say paramilitary force is curtailing freedom 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:56 am

    GAUHATI, India - Indian media and a rights group accused a paramilitary force on Wednesday of attempting to curtail press freedom by asking newspapers in an insurgency-hit northeastern state to stop publishing statements from a banned rebel group.

  • AP staffers win prestigious Indian journalism awards 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 6:06 am

    NEW DELHI - Two Associated Press journalists are among the winners of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, India's most prestigious, for work exposing the public health and environmental damage done by the country's asbestos industry and capturing the devastation of last year's floods in the Kashmir region.

  • Shumlin: Rejecting Syrian refugees would be 'shameful' 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:12 pm

    BURLINGTON, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin visited an English-language class of refugees from war-torn countries on Tuesday to thank them for making Vermont their home and to highlight his support for accepting Syrian refugees into the United States.

  • Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.

  • Pakistani fighter jet crashes, killing woman co-pilot 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:14 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's Air Force says a fighter jet has crashed during a routine training exercise and that the aircraft's female co-pilot died following the crash.

  • Leader of religious forum attacked in Bangladesh 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:04 am

    NEW DELHI - Two men wielding kitchen knives attacked a religious forum leader in Bangladesh on Tuesday, police said.

  • Bangladesh police investigate missing Japanese businesswoman 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:29 am

    NEW DELHI - Police in Bangladesh have opened a murder investigation in the disappearance of a Japanese businesswoman following reports that her body was buried in a graveyard under a false name.

  • India's Modi stresses reforms in Singapore investment push story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:05 am

    SINGAPORE - In a plea for Singapore investments, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed Tuesday that reforms have been made under his watch, as the two countries elevated their relations to a strategic partnership.

  • Report: 90 percent of disasters are weather-related 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:49 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Ninety percent of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by floods, storms, heatwaves and other weather-related events - and these weather-spawned disasters are becoming more frequent, according to a report released Monday.

  • McAuliffe: deal to bring more Virginia apples to India 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:16 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced an export deal to bring more Virginia apples to India.

  • Bangladesh angry over Pakistan's criticism of executions 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 8:13 am

    NEW DELHI - Bangladesh accused Pakistan on Monday of interfering in its internal affairs by criticizing the execution of two opposition leaders for alleged war crimes during the country's 1971 war of independence.

  • Helicopter crash kills Hindu pilgrims in Indian Kashmir 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:31 am

    SRINAGAR, India - A helicopter flying pilgrims from a mountain temple dedicated to a Hindu goddess crashed Monday, killing seven people in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.