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Cyclone kills 13 in southern India, 80K people evacuated

A cyclone hit the coast of southern India on Friday, killing at least 13 people, damaging homes and forcing the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 11:28 a.m.

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.


Washington apple crop awaits answers amid ongoing trade uncertainty

Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:10 p.m.

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 …


People plucked from rooftops as Indian floods kill 324

Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than …


Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated

Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum.


After visa woes, a 9-year-old chess prodigy may have won his fight to stay in Britain

Last year, Shreyas Royal became world’s youngest chess “candidate master.” Worldwide, he’s ranked fourth for his age group, and English Chess Federation officials have called him “the greatest British chess …


India lawmaker dresses as Hitler to criticize prime minister

An Indian lawmaker has appeared in Parliament dressed like Adolf Hitler with a toothbrush moustache and wearing a khaki coat with swastika symbols on his pocket and arm. His demand: …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 6:13 p.m.

Six million shoppers expected to hit up India’s first Ikea

In a milestone that’s been more than a decade in the making, India’s first Ikea store will open Thursday, bringing inexpensive Nordic-inspired furnishings and food to the world’s fastest-growing middle …


World’s biggest toilet-building spree is under way in India

India is on the greatest toilet-building spree in human history, and it’s a windfall for companies.


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

In less than six years, Border Patrol made nearly 200 arrests at the Spokane Intermodal Center

U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested three people at the Spokane Intermodal Center in the past week and made nearly 200 apprehensions at the downtown bus depot since the start …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

As rumors fuel mob lynchings in India, WhatsApp offers $50,000 grants to curb fake news

WhatsApp is offering research grants to social scientists to help it combat the spread of “misinformation” through the cross-platform messaging service. The move comes in the wake of a string …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

The startups waging war against superbugs

The Indian government has begun to provide early research funding, advice and support to startups like Bugworks. It also funds the startup incubator that Bugworks shares with 21 other biotech …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 4:01 p.m.

Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in India, killing 48

At least 48 people were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India, officials said.


Police find 11 bodies from home in Indian capital

Police say they have found 11 bodies, 10 of them blindfolded and hanging from the roof of a home in the northern part of the Indian capital.


India tariffs squeeze out U.S. pulse imports

Pulses such as peas, lentils and chickpeas are a staple of the Indian diet, found in flavorful dishes such as daal and chana masala. “Traditionally, India was our largest overseas …


Rare, brain-damaging virus spreads panic in India as death toll rises

A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease – and to minimize …


9 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire along Kashmir border

Eight civilians, including an Indian husband and wife and four members of a Pakistani family, were killed when Indian and Pakistani soldiers fired at border posts and villages along the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

Walmart rushes into India, paying $16B for stake in Flipkart

The retail giant announced Wednesday that it would make a 77 percent stake in Flipkart, which since its founding more than a decade ago has evolved from a modest startup …


Indian-held Kashmir erupts in deadly violence, killing 7

Indian troops killed three suspected rebels during a gunbattle Saturday in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while police blamed insurgents for killing three other men during a day of …


India approves death penalty for rape of young children

India’s government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young …


Twenty-seven children die in India when school bus plunges into gorge

At least 27 children were killed Monday when their school bus skidded off a mountain road into a gorge in the foothills of the Himalayas, officials said.


Indian court grants bail to Bollywood star Salman Khan

A court on Saturday granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who will be allowed to remain free while he appeals his conviction on charges of poaching rare deer in …


Indian prime minister’s party notches key state election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other …


Want an evening out with Trump Jr? You’re probably too late

Want an evening out in India with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it’s probably too late to buy a “conversation and dinner” with the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 12:40 p.m.

India defense min warns Pakistan after attack on army camp

India’s defense minister said Monday that gunmen belonging to the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed were behind a weekend attack on an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir, and warned Islamabad that …


Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.


Stone tools in India suggest earlier human exit from Africa

Just a week after scientists reported evidence that our species left Africa earlier than we thought, another discovery is suggesting the date might be pushed back further.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 1:14 p.m.

India, Canada defend free trade as U.S. imposes tariffs

Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy.


Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in Kashmir

Tensions have soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as rival troops shelled villages and border posts for a third day …