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Bus plunges into India river, 15 killed and 8 missing

A bus plunged nearly 380 feet (150 meters) into a river in mountainous northern India on Tuesday, killing at least 15 Hindu pilgrims and injuring another seven people, police said.

Landslide strands about 13,000 Indian pilgrims

A landslide stranded about 13,000 Indian pilgrims near a revered Hindu temple site in northern India on Friday, but caused no casualties, an official said.

China’s ‘Silk Road’ stirs unease over its strategic goals

In a mountain valley in Kashmir, plans are under way for Chinese engineers guarded by Pakistani forces to expand the lofty Karakoram Highway in a project that is stirring diplomatic …

Emaciated girl found living with monkeys in Indian forest

Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.

Modi’s new political power may not extend to Pakistan outreach

A landslide election victory and a more conciliatory army chief may not be enough to push nuclear-armed enemies India and Pakistan toward renewed talks, even as small signs of cooperation …

Traders in south India state pull US drinks in anger at PETA

Traders have pulled Coke and Pepsi off their store shelves in south India in anger at PETA’s opposition to a local bull-taming sport.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Border Patrol arrests Canadian citizen accused of smuggling Indian undocumented immigrants into the U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents based in Oroville arrested a Canadian citizen earlier this month who is accused of smuggling five undocumented immigrants from India into the country.

India launches more than 100 satellites into orbit

India’s space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.

1,100-pound woman leaves Egypt to India for surgery

The head of the Egyptian national airline, EgyptAir, says the company has transported a 1,100-pound woman in a cargo plane to India for a series of surgeries.

Here’s Apple’s challenge in India

In India, for the price of the latest iPhone, you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire year, and still have a bit of cash to spare.

Building under construction collapses in India, killing 5

A six-story tannery building under construction in northern India collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least five workers, injuring 17 and possibly trapping up to 30 others. District administrator Kaushal Raj …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 6:35 a.m.

Boeing scores a $22 billion win in market dominated by Airbus

Boeing won a $22 billion deal from an Indian budget carrier, pulling off a feat in a single-aisle market ruled by its European rival Airbus.

India’s Modi lays foundation of huge statue amid criticism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation stone for a massive memorial of a medieval warrior king that’s expected to cost billions of rupees and has come …

Rescuers finish search of Indian train derailment, 133 dead

Rescuers finished searching the last of 14 mangled train carriages that derailed in northern India, killing at least 133 people and leaving more than 200 injured, police said early Monday.

Train derails in north India, killing 90 and trapping others

Rescue workers used gas cutters to pull out survivors after 14 coaches of a passenger train rolled off the track, killing at least 90 people in northern India early Sunday, …

2 billion children breathe toxic air worldwide, UNICEF says

A new report from UNICEF says most of the 2 billion children in the world who are breathing toxic air live in northern India and neighboring countries, risking serious health …

Dozens charged in massive Indian call center scheme

The callers in India, claiming to be officials with the Internal Revenue Service or immigration services, would present those who answered the phone with an ultimatum. Pay us, or we’ll …

Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked

Indian banks scrambled Friday to contain the damage after finding that more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.

Pakistani army chief lashes out at India as tensions spike

Pakistan’s powerful army chief lashed out at India Thursday, warning that any act of aggression from New Delhi would not go unpunished as tensions spiked between the two countries over …

India ratifies Paris climate change agreement

India, which accounts for about 4.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, ratified the Paris climate change agreement Sunday at the United Nations, officials said.

Pakistan military prepares for a possible Indian attack

Military officials are calling it a routine exercise, but the thunderous spectacle of Pakistani fighter jets touching down on a major highway Wednesday and Thursday, with commercial flights suspended and …

Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant; 6 attackers dead, 13 safe

Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out Saturday morning as Bangladesh security forces backed by armored vehicles moved to end a 10-hour standoff with heavily armed militants holding dozens of people …

India home to 22 of the world’s most polluted cities

New statistics released Thursday underscored what many visitors to India already know: This country has the most polluted cities in the world.

Five construction officials held over Indian overpass collapse

Indian police on Friday detained five officials of a company constructing an overpass that collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 80.

Washington shippers cheer as India apple imports resume

YAKIMA – Washington apple shippers are cheering the news that India has reopened all of its ports to apple imports. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that India has been Washington’s third-largest …

6.7-magnitude quake kills four in India

GAUHATI, India – A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. The …

Polio ambassador: ‘There really is a possibility that we could eradicate this disease’

Paralyzed by polio as an infant in India, Minda Dentler recently traveled to the country of her birth to advocate for childhood immunization and offer hope to survivors.

ESPY nominee Minda Dentler’s world opened up with hand cycling

Growing up in Spokane, Minda Dentler competed in everything she could find that didn’t require the use of her legs.

It’s the best place to Goa to make your money last

Last year the trip-planning website Tripomatic calculated one simple, fascinating statistic: In different cities across the globe, how long can $100 last? Presuming a traveler stayed in the cheapest possible …

Authorities charge 5 in New Delhi gang rape

NEW DELHI — A group of men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through India’s capital were charged today with murder, rape …