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South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

May. 24, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed...

China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

May. 20, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China says its initiative to build ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa, paid for with Chinese loans, will boost trade. But in a cautionary tale for borrowers, Sri Lanka's multibillion-dollar debt to Beijing threatens to hinder efforts to resolve a...

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

May. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths from primitive indoor stoves and water contaminated with...

Police arrest 2 after building fire kills 27 in New Delhi

May. 14, 2022 07:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police arrested two owners of a company that manufactures and sells security cameras after a massive fire reportedly started in their office in a four-story commercial building in the Indian capital, killing 27 people and injuring 12 others, police and fire officials said...

Fire in commercial building in India kills at least 27

May. 13, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A massive fire erupted Friday evening in a four-story commercial building in the Indian capital, killing at least 27 people and leaving several others injured, the fire control room said. Dozens of people have been rescued from the building, which contains mainly...

Protests in New Delhi halt demolition in Muslim neighborhood

May. 09, 2022 20:37 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi stopped a demolition drive in a Muslim-dominated neighborhood after hundreds of residents and a number of opposition party workers gathered in protest Monday. No buildings were razed down before the bulldozers retreated. ...

India's Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr amid attacks on community

May. 03, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Muslims across India marked Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday by offering prayers outside mosques, with the celebrations this year following a series of attacks against the religious minority during the month of Ramadan. “We will not have the same kind of...

Indian capital engulfed in smoke after landfill catches fire

Apr. 27, 2022 03:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Acrid smoke hung over New Delhi for a second day on Wednesday after a massive landfill caught fire during a scorching heat wave, forcing informal waste workers to endure hazardous conditions. The landfill in northern Delhi’s Bhalswa is taller than a 17-story...

EC chief: Russian aggression is threat to Europe's security

Apr. 25, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is a direct threat to Europe's security, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to India on Monday. “Targeting and killing innocent civilians. Redrawing borders by force. Subjugating the will of a...

6 rebels, soldier killed in Kashmir ahead of Modi's visit

Apr. 22, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Six suspected rebels and an Indian paramilitary officer were killed in two separate clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Friday, two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the disputed region. A gunfight broke out on the outskirts...