- Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks Updated: May-23-15 11:20 am
HYDERABAD, India - About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday.
- Image of Asia: Hands raised in prayer at Hazratbal shrine Updated: May-22-15 7:40 am
In this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslims at Kashmir's Hazratbal shrine raise their hands in prayer as head priest Mohammad Ishaq Banday displays a relic of the Prophet Muhammad on the Friday following Mehraj-u-Alam, the day the prophet ascended to heaven. The relic is believed to be a hair from the beard of the prophet. Thousands of Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at the lakeside, white marble shrine that is Islam's holiest in the India-controlled Kashmir region.
- Indian forces try to stop separatists' march in Kashmir Updated: May-21-15 3:04 am
SRINAGAR, India - Hundreds of government forces with automatic weapons patrolled the streets of Indian Kashmir's main city to stop a rally by separatists to mark the anniversaries of the assassinations of two Kashmiri leaders.
- Legion of foreign fighters battles for Islamic State Updated: May-20-15 10:26 pm
PANKISI GORGE, Georgia - One day this April, instead of coming home from school, two teenagers left their valley high in the Caucasus, and went off to war.
- Despite Mauna Kea pause, work continues on telescope project Updated: May-20-15 9:32 pm
HILO, Hawaii - It's not clear when construction of a giant telescope will resume near the summit of Mauna Kea, but work on the project is going on elsewhere.
- Sports in disarray after devastating Nepal earthquakes Updated: May-19-15 6:18 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - A revered national sports coach is among the thousands of dead, trapped in his rented house when devastating earthquakes rocked Nepal.
- Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma after rape Updated: May-18-15 5:44 am
MUMBAI, India - A Mumbai nurse who was in a vegetative state for 42 years after being sexually assaulted while working in a hospital has died, authorities said Monday.
- Congresswoman apologizes for Indian whooping-cry caricature Updated: May-17-15 11:01 pm
ANAHEIM, California - U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized Sunday after a videotape surfaced showing her making a whooping cry in reference to Native Americans that brought her a cascade of reprimands from fellow Democrats to posts on Twitter.
- India's Modi says progress made with China on thorny issues Updated: May-15-15 6:21 am
BEIJING - On his first visit to China as India's prime minister, Narendra Modi said Friday that two days of talks yielded progress on issues ranging from a yawning trade imbalance to their continuing border dispute.
- Regaining strength: Emerging-market funds cruising again Updated: May-14-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - Emerging-market stock funds are making big moves again, and this time it's in the good way.
- Kashmir sapphire ring fetches $7.3 million at auction Updated: May-14-15 4:18 pm
GENEVA - A prize 35-carat sapphire from Kashmir has fetched $7.3 million, according to the auction house Christie's.
- India's Modi meets Xi on China visit amid warming ties Updated: May-14-15 7:04 am
XI'AN, China - President Xi Jinping praised China's warming ties with India during a meeting Thursday between the leaders of Asia's rising powers and rivals, which included a rare touch of personal diplomacy for a Chinese leader.
- China, India have many rivalries, some areas of cooperation Updated: May-14-15 2:25 am
BEIJING - India's prime minister is visiting China this week to build friendship between the two Asian giants despite a long history of disputes and rivalries, along with some areas of cooperation, especially in the economic sphere.
- The Latest on Nepal: Quake deaths also occur in India, Tibet Updated: May-12-15 10:05 am
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- Crowded bus falls into gorge in Kashmir, killing at least 23 Updated: May-11-15 10:52 am
SRINAGAR, India - A crowded bus veered off a rocky village road and fell into a deep gorge on Monday, killing at least 23 people in the Indian-controlled portion of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said.
- Powerful southern Indian politician cleared of corruption Updated: May-11-15 10:49 am
NEW DELHI - An appeals court acquitted a powerful politician in southern India of corruption charges Monday, clearing the way for Jayaram Jayalalitha to return to public office.
- Maoist rebels in central India kill 1 villager, release 250 Updated: May-10-15 6:34 am
PATNA, India - Maoist rebels killed one villager and released around 250 others they had held for a day to stop the construction of a bridge in central India, police said Sunday.
- Kindness, from Terre Haute, Indiana to Hyderabad, India Updated: May-09-15 1:11 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Like a dash of curry adds international flavor to food, a few sticky notes will add Indiana flavor to a kindness program spreading to schools in India.
- Appeals court grants bail to Indian movie star Updated: May-08-15 4:49 am
MUMBAI, India - A court on Friday granted bail to one of India's biggest movie stars until it hears his appeal challenging his conviction in a drunk-driving hit-and-run case more than a decade ago.
- Cheyenne couple opens global boutique downtown Updated: May-07-15 9:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Annalee Irani's eyes sparkle when she talks about her world travels.
- Omaha crash kills Berkshire Hathaway investor from India Updated: May-03-15 4:49 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - An investor from India who attended Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting Saturday has died in a two-vehicle crash, and three other people were hospitalized with injuries.
- Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers Updated: May-03-15 3:59 pm
GAUHATI, India - Police say suspected rebels have ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in insurgency-wracked northeast.
- Austria turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian Updated: Apr-30-15 6:20 pm
VIENNA - An Austrian court on Thursday ruled against a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials, saying the U.S. move was at least partially politically motivated and not supported by sufficient evidence.
- Behind Nepal's Shangri-la image, poverty and misery Updated: Apr-30-15 12:04 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Even amid the misery, with entire neighborhoods sleeping on sidewalks for fear of a massive earthquake's aftershocks, even with no running water, no electricity, and anger and frustration boiling over - even with all this, you can still find hints of the picture-postcard image of Nepal many foreigners hold in their imaginations.
- Owner names top thoroughbreds after European soccer clubs Updated: Apr-29-15 7:34 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Two of the great passions in Kaleem Shah's life are horse racing and soccer.