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  • 18 children, 1 man die in train-bus crash in India

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The bus driver also died while another 20 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, 15 of them in critical...

  • Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, was declared the winner Tuesday of the country's presidential election, calling it a victory for all of the nation's people. A former furniture exporter known to...

  • Outrage after Indian girl, 6, raped at her school

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school in southern India rallied Saturday to demand that authorities arrest those responsible for the attack. More than 4,000 parents and relatives of children who attend the...

  • Indian prime minister to meet Obama in September

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President Barack Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between the countries. At a meeting in New Delhi, Modi told U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns that he was...

  • India asks UN group to vacate rent-free office

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's new Hindu nationalist government has asked a U.N. body overseeing military activity in divided Kashmir to vacate a government bungalow in the heart of the nation's capital that it has used rent-free for 40 years. India and Pakistan both claim Kashmir in its entirety,...

  • India's new government unveils growth budget

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — India's new government introduced a reform-minded budget Thursday, telegraphing a contentious overhaul of populist subsidies and vowing to lift economic growth to rates of 7-8 percent by spending billions of dollars on infrastructure. The budget for the fiscal year ending...

  • Close Modi aide chosen India's ruling party chief

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A close aide of India's prime minister who is widely credited with his party's spectacular electoral win was appointed Wednesday chief of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Amit Shah was unanimously chosen as the BJP's new president at a meeting of party leaders in New Delhi....

  • India police order 2nd autopsy of girls gang-raped

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Federal investigators plan to exhume the bodies of two teenage girls raped and killed by attackers who hanged their bodies from a tree in northern India six weeks ago, a police official said Tuesday. The Central Bureau of Investigation, India's FBI, sought the permission...

  • 'Ban Bossy' creator brings her special brand of feminism to India

    Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer and the force behind the “Ban Bossy” campaign, is now educating women in India how to be leaders.

  • Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country's Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority. Individuals may abide by Shariah court rulings if they wish, but cannot be legally forced to do so, Judge C....

  • Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas

    Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid...

  • Strike, curfew shut Kashmir as India leader visits

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's newly elected leader made his first official trip on Friday to Indian-controlled Kashmir, where separatist groups called a strike that shut shops, businesses and schools. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a railway line and planned to review security and...

  • India's building collapse death toll rises to 49

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Rescuers in India pulled another 20 bodies from the ruins of a collapsed building, bringing to 49 the death toll since the weekend with slim chances of finding more survivors, police said Wednesday. Twenty-seven people have been rescued so far, including seven on Tuesday,...

  • India complains to US about alleged surveillance

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India summoned senior U.S. diplomats on Wednesday and lodged an official complaint over reports that the U.S. National Security Agency snooped on new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political party in 2010. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said that, if...

  • Survivors found days after India building collapse

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say rescuers have pulled more than a dozen survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-story building three days after it toppled and killed at least 29 people in southern India. Already, 55 people have been rescued from the enormous heap of broken slabs,...



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