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  • Mud, rain hamper landslide rescue in India

    MALIN, India (AP) — Rescuers searching for dozens of people still missing after a landslide in western India said Friday that sniffer dogs and machines to detect signs of life were all but useless in 15 feet (4.5 meters) of heavy mud and debris. The landslide engulfed Malin village, in Pune...

  • Death toll hits 51 from mudslide in Indian village

    MALIN, India (AP) — Heavy rains hampered efforts Friday by hundreds of rescue workers digging through heavy mud and debris, as the death toll from a landslide that engulfed an entire village in western India rose to 51. Rescuers are still looking for about 100 people missing and feared dead,...

  • Image of Asia: Weaving silk in Thailand

    In this trio of photos, workers weave Thai silk and adjust batches of dried thread at a decades-old workshop that supplies silk material to upmarket stores in Bangkok. Thailand's share of world silk production is relatively modest at less than 1,000 tons a year compared with leader China, with...

  • US official vows to expand India trade, investment

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — The U.S. secretary of commerce has pledged to help expand investment in India's infrastructure and to promote trade. Penny Pritzker spoke Wednesday to business leaders in the Indian financial capital, Mumbai. She said two-way trade has lagged in recent years but has still...

  • State Department approved 215 Bill Clinton speeches, controversial consulting deal, worth $48m; Hillary Clinton's COS copied on all decisions

    The former president's speaking fees raise questions about whether the Clintons fulfilled ethics agreements related to the Clinton Foundation during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • 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 school...

  • 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. K....



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