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Building collapse kills 8 in India after monsoon rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A three-story building collapsed after monsoon rains hit a hilly area of northern India, killing at least eight people, officials said Monday. Rescuers were looking for half a dozen people, including some soldiers, still unaccounted for following Sunday's collapse. Several soldiers were...

3 dead as fire guts New Delhi rubber factory

Jul. 13, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three workers were killed on Saturday when a fire gutted a rubber factory in an industrial estate in India's capital, officials said. Dev Dutt from the New Delhi fire office said 34 fire engines battled the fire for four hours in the city's Jhilmil industrial area. Police and fire service...

Italy seeks jurisdiction in killing of 2 Indian fishermen

Jul. 8, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An international arbitration court opened two weeks of hearings Monday on Italy's request to have India end the criminal prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, an incident that led to a break in the countries' relations. The Italian representative...

Bus falls from highway bridge in northern India, killing 29

Jul. 8, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A speeding bus smashed through the boundary wall of an expressway bridge and plunged into a drain in northern India early Monday, killing at least 29 people on board, an official said. Most passengers were sleeping when the accident occurred on Yamuna Expressway near Agra in Uttar...

India tariffs threaten California almond industry

Jun. 27, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Along large swaths of California's lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards. Thousands of miles away in India, customers browse the nut sections of busy street markets and grocery stores in search of the best...

Pompeo meets Indian leaders amid trade tensions, Iran crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs on Wednesday, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues. Mike Pompeo held meetings in India's capital with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later with foreign...

US secretary of state arrives in India amid trade tensions

Jun. 25, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. secretary of state arrived in India's capital late Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran. The visit of Mike Pompeo is the first high-level engagement between the two countries...

India, Sri Lanka agree to step up anti-terrorism efforts

Jun. 9, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage Sunday to the more than 250 Sri Lankans killed in the Easter suicide bombings, and agreed with Sri Lanka's leaders to step up cooperation to combat terrorism. Modi, on his first overseas tour since being reelected this spring,...

Modi visits Maldives, signaling India's return as key ally

Jun. 8, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his first overseas trip since being elected to a second term by traveling to the Maldives, where the new president pledged closer ties with New Delhi in a departure from his predecessor's pro-China policy. Modi met with Maldivian President...

India looks to recover bodies on Himalayan mountain

Jun. 5, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials were working on a plan Tuesday to retrieve five bodies believed to be mountaineers from a team of international climbers that went missing on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain. All eight of the climbers that disappeared May 26 on Nanda Devi East are presumed dead,...