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  • Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 3:55 pm
  • KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysia Airlines flight heading to India with 166 people aboard made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday after it was forced to turn back when a tire burst upon takeoff, the airline said.

  • Va. couple seek to adopt 10-year-old from India 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 9:28 am
  • LYNCHBURG, Virginia - His infectious smile lights up the room from atop a shelf in Todd and Tobey Thurston's Campbell County home - the face of the couple's daily prayer to one day become blessed with a son.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • Court extends NYC officer's weapons case in India 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:19 am
  • NEW DELHI - An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 in the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge.

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 am
  • RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

  • Michigan State grads to hear India IT entrepreneur 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:05 am
  • EAST LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State University says that Indian information technology pioneer Azim Premji will speak at the school's undergraduate commencement May 2.

  • Passenger train derails in northern India; 42 hurt 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:10 am
  • GAUHATI, India - A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, and dozens of passengers suffered mostly minor injuries.

  • India's top court recognizes third gender category 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:38 am
  • NEW DELHI - India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

  • Indian troops kill 2 rebels in Kashmir fighting 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:31 am
  • SRINAGAR, India - A nearly 20-hour gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir ended Monday after government troops killed two suspected rebels in the Himalayan region's main city, a senior police official said.

  • Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:34 am
  • MUMBAI, India - Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in the U.S., Uber faces a slew of competitors using similar technology.

  • Indian movie stars among owners of soccer league 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:54 am
  • MUMBAI, India - A new professional soccer league in India this year will feature movie stars and former Indian cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly as co-owners of teams.

  • Memoir by Indian PM's ex-aide irks amid elections 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:19 am
  • NEW DELHI - A new book by a former aide to India's prime minister has caused a political stir during ongoing national elections by suggesting the outgoing leader was never fully in charge of his government.

  • Rebels kill 14 in anti-election campaign in India 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:16 am
  • PATNA, India - Indian Maoist rebels killed 14 people in two separate attacks in the central state of Chhattisgarh on Saturday as they continue a campaign of violence aimed at disrupting a five-week national election.

  • Indian PM aspirant's marital status spurs question 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:28 am
  • NEW DELHI - India's governing Congress party on Friday asked election authorities to prosecute the Hindu nationalist opposition's prime ministerial candidate for filing "false affidavits" by not mentioning his marriage when he registered for past elections.

  • In rural India, women want politicians to deliver 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:07 am
  • SARAI, India - Trudging home after a long day harvesting wheat, Veena Devi has little time for the political workers swarming her northern Indian village seeking votes for their candidates.

  • Investors hope new India gov't will revive growth 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:22 am
  • MUMBAI, India - India's stock market has hit several new highs in the last month and the once-struggling rupee has strengthened on signs that the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will win the largest bloc of seats in parliamentary elections that began this week and run until May 12.

  • Modi touts record on economy in bid to lead India 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:02 am
  • AHMEDABAD, India - To some, the man in pole position to be India's next prime minister is a visionary reformer, while to others he's an autocrat in bed with big business cronies. Perhaps nowhere are opinions of Narendra Modi more polarized than in Gujarat, the western state he's led for more than decade and that is now touted as a model of prosperity for all of India to emulate.

  • Maoist rebels kill 3 government soldiers in India 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:46 am
  • NEW DELHI - Three government soldiers were killed in a gunbattle with Maoist rebels in India's central Chhattisgarh state on Wednesday, a day before voting begins there in national elections, police said.

  • SC Gov Haley to make fall trade trip to India 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:04 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Gov. Nikki Haley is making a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a toddler to the country where her parents were born.

  • Airline passenger attempts suicide during flight 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:29 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Emirates airline crewmembers found a passenger bleeding heavily on a flight from Dubai to India after he apparently tried to commit suicide inside an airplane lavatory, the airline and Indian police said Monday.

  • India's Sun Pharma buys Ranbaxy in $4 billion deal 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:50 am
  • MUMBAI, India - India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is buying troubled generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories in a $4 billion deal, the companies said Monday.

  • Indian lawyer: No diplomatic link in cop's arrest 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:43 pm
  • NEW YORK - A lawyer representing a New York City police officer detained in India says the weapons arrest should not be linked to an Indian diplomat's earlier arrest in the U.S.

  • 3 who raped journalist in India sentenced to death 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:42 pm
  • NEW DELHI - An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill last year in Mumbai, India's biggest city.

  • Indian envoy calls for Sri Lanka power sharing 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:25 pm
  • COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - India's ambassador urged Sri Lanka's government on Friday to expedite power sharing with ethnic minority Tamils after a recent United Nations resolution authorized an international war crimes investigation.

  • Indian anti-graft party chief punched in capital 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:02 am
  • NEW DELHI - A man punched the chief of India's anti-corruption party twice in the face during a campaign stop in the capital on Friday, three days before the start of national elections in the world's biggest democracy.