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Flooding maroons people in Indian states, eases in Nepal

Monsoon flooding is easing in Nepal, but the water flowing downriver has worsened floods in northern India and marooned thousands of villagers across the border, officials said Thursday.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

U.S. adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists. The designation blocks any assets the group …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the …

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

A new study suggests that India will see more farming struggles as climate change brings hotter temperatures that damage crops and exacerbate drought.

India seizes heroin worth millions of dollars

Indian coast guard authorities say they have seized a large amount of heroin from a ship off the country’s western coast.

48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western India

At least 48 people have been killed as large swaths of western India have been lashed by heavy monsoon rains and flooding over the last week, officials said Wednesday.

Aged Portuguese mansion an oasis of calm in chaotic India

The Figueiredo Mansion, a 427-year-old Portuguese heritage home in Goa, India, is a much-loved and lived-in repository of memories tracing to when what is now the west-coast Indian state of …

16 Indian pilgrims killed as bus falls into gorge in Kashmir

A bus plunged into a 150-foot-deep gorge in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least 16 Hindu pilgrims and injuring more than two dozen as they traveled …

UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.

Monsoon floods kill 20 in India, leave thousands homeless

Heavy rains since the start of India’s monsoon season have triggered floods and landslides in parts of the remote northeastern region, causing at least 20 deaths, authorities said Wednesday.

Pakistan prime minister condemns U.S.-India ‘silence’ on Kashmir violence

stani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed his disappointment over what he termed Washington’s “silence” despite human right violations in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, where scores of …

Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop

The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for …

UPDATED: Sat., June 24, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

India’s prime minister to meet with Trump

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet for the first time with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, part of a two-day “no-frills” visit to the capital …

Trump administration OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:36 p.m.

U.N.: World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050

India’s population is expected to surpass China’s in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world …

India’s rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the …

UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Macron says France, India to work together on climate change

The leaders of France and India pledged to work together to cut carbon emissions, re-affirming their commitments to the Paris accord following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. …

As U.S. backs away from climate pledges, India and China step up

As the United States pulls back from its commitment to fight climate change, the world’s two other biggest polluters – India and China – are sounding the alarm. But neither …

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.

Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel is killed

One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his …

Rangers try to rescue wild elephant in India’s northeast

Indian veterinarians are treating a 10-year-old wild elephant with an injured leg to help it escape from a marshy area where it has been stuck for at least five days.

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.