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Stories with place: South Asia
  • Pakistan suicide bomber kills wife, kids during police raid 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:34 pm

    MULTAN, Pakistan - A suspected Taliban militant blew himself up during a police raid in central Pakistan on Thursday, killing his own wife and two children, police said.

  • Indian army kills 4 rebels, arrests 1 in Kashmir 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:46 am

    SRINAGAR, India - The Indian army killed four insurgents and captured another during a 12-hour clash near the disputed border with Pakistan in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, a senior officer said Thursday.

  • Ex-Ohio official who fled to Pakistan returned to US 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:52 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A former Ohio deputy treasurer has been extradited from Pakistan to serve a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme at the state treasurer's office, federal prosecutors say.

  • New clashes amid communal protest in western India, 5 dead story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:40 am

    AHMADABAD, India - Fresh communal clashes erupted Wednesday in western India as police and paramilitary forces tried to quell riots led by members of a farming caste demanding government benefits. Five people have been killed in the violence, police said.

  • In shift, US backs Sri Lanka's own war crimes probe 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The United States said Wednesday that it wants to sponsor a resolution at next month's U.N. human rights session that is supportive of Sri Lanka's government, which wants to conduct its own investigation into alleged war crimes.

  • US criticizes Maldives' return of former president to prison 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States is calling for the Maldives government to release former President Mohamed Nasheed after he was sent back to prison from house arrest this week.

  • India, UN appeal for peace after 11 die in Nepal violence 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:11 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - India and the United Nations appealed for all parties to seek peace in Nepal, where hundreds of security forces on Tuesday were patrolling a western town after ethnic protesters demanding statehood attacked police a day earlier, leaving 11 people dead and many injured.

  • Bangladesh court delays screening of 'Rana Plaza' movie 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:19 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's High Court has imposed a six-month ban on the screening of a movie about a garment worker who was rescued from the rubble 17 days after a five-story factory complex collapsed more than two years ago, killing more than 1,000 people.

  • Riise to turn out for Delhi Dynamos in 2nd edition of ISL 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:09 am

    NEW DELHI - Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise will play for Delhi Dynamos in the second season of the Indian Super League.

  • Party spokesman: Maldives ex-president taken back to prison 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:01 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Maldives police have taken former President Mohamed Nasheed back to jail even though his 13-year sentence was commuted to house arrest last month, a party spokesman said Monday.

  • UN tribunal orders India to suspend case against Italians 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:52 am

    BERLIN - A U.N.-mandated tribunal on Monday ordered India to put on hold legal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until an arbitration panel has ruled on the dispute.

  • Nepal opens Everest to climbers for 1st time since avalanche 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:03 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season.

  • Bangladesh indicts 10 for allegedly beating boy to death 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:31 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - A magistrate in Bangladesh has indicted 10 men and issued arrest warrants for three alleged fugitives in the fatal beating of a 13-year-old boy that stunned the nation used to violent crime after a video of him being tortured was posted online.

  • Nepal opens Everest to climbers for 1st time since avalanche 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:25 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 19 mountaineers and ended the popular spring climbing season.

  • India, Pakistan blame each other for cancellation of talks 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 8:38 am

    NEW DELHI - India and Pakistan blamed each other for the cancellation of talks between their national security advisers that were scheduled for this week, with the rivals squabbling over the agenda.

  • Planned high-level Pakistan, India talks falter over Kashmir 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 8:46 am

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's national security adviser said Saturday he was ready to travel to New Delhi for the first-ever direct talks with his Indian counterpart, though India warned his trip must be restricted to discussing security issues amid tensions over him meeting Kashmir separatists.

  • Afghan ties with Pakistan sour as Taliban gain strength story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 4:29 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - One of the world's testier strategic relationships is deteriorating by the day as Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of meddling in its affairs and prolonging a 14-year war by aiding Taliban militants in a cynical quest for influence.

  • Sri Lanka's prime minister sworn in as 2 parties sign deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:10 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sworn in Friday and the island nation's two major political parties - formerly bitter rivals - signed an agreement to work together and draft a new constitution that would safeguard the rights of ethnic groups.

  • Pakistan court bans film after suspected militant complains 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:40 am

    ISLAMABAD - A lawyer for a suspected Pakistani militant wanted by the U.S. said Thursday a court has banned an upcoming Bollywood movie that imagines his client being assassinated.

  • Indian authorities detain, then release Kashmiri separatists story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:34 am

    SRINAGAR, India - Indian authorities detained and later released two key Kashmiri separatist leaders Thursday ahead of talks between Indian and Pakistani security advisers, while a third remained under house arrest.

  • New tools, new complications in fight to keep cities safe 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:13 am

    NEW DELHI - For generations, the world's cities have struggled to keep themselves safe.

  • Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire in Kashmir, killing 2 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:39 am

    MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - Border guards from Pakistan and neighboring India continued trading fire Wednesday in the divided region of Kashmir, violence that killed two Pakistani villagers, officials said.

  • Chung slams 'cynical' FIFA ethics probe of charity money story has photos
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:26 am

    GENEVA - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon has accused football's governing body of trying to "misrepresent" charitable donations he made to relief donations to Pakistan and Haiti.

  • India police say 2 brothers behead sister for alleged affair 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:46 am

    LUCKNOW, India - Two brothers in northern India beheaded their teenage sister and carried her head through their village because they disapproved of her romantic relationship with a cousin, police said Wednesday.

  • Lahiri's tie for fifth at PGA expected to boost Indian golf 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 8:44 pm

    NEW DELHI - Anirban Lahiri's tie for fifth at the PGA Championship on Sunday has not only raised hopes of India producing a first major winner, it promises to fuel the aspirations of a whole generation golfers in this cricket-crazed country of over 1.2 billion.