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Hospital fire in India kills at least 6, injures 129

Dec. 17, 2018 10:47 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least six people died and 129 others were injured in a fire that broke out Monday in a hospital in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, police said. The fire in the five-story government-run ESIC Kamgar Hospital in the suburban Andheri area was believed to have been...

Beyonce! Hillary! India revels in a very big wedding

Dec. 12, 2018 1:35 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a season of big Indian weddings, the Wednesday marriage of the scions of two billionaire families might be the biggest of them all. The bride, Isha Ambani, is the Ivy League-educated daughter of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, thought to be India's richest man. Forbes estimates his net...

Fire in building leaves 1 dead, 19 hospitalized in India

Dec. 2, 2018 1:07 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a fire in a 18-story building in India's financial capital Mumbai has left a 70-year-old woman dead and another 19 people hospitalized. The police control room said nearly 100 people were evacuated from the building as the fire from an electrical duct on the third floor spread...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 29, 2018 10:53 PM EST

Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai attacks on the 10th anniversary of the assaults by militants that killed 166 people in India's financial capital. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks at a science conference in Hong Kong after he...

Indian police break up international computer virus scam

Nov. 29, 2018 6:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police said Thursday they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to fix the problem at a price. Police officer Ajay Pal Sharma...

India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; US offers reward

Nov. 26, 2018 7:25 AM EST

MUMBAI, India (AP) — As Mumbai marked the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 166 in India's financial capital on Monday, the United States made a new reward offer for information on the 2008 siege. The Pakistani gunmen who waged the attack were killed or captured. But U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

10 years on, Mumbai moves on from attacks but scars remain

Nov. 23, 2018 5:35 AM EST

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Ten years ago, chef Raghu Deora stood face-to-face with death. He was in the kitchen of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel's private club, The Chambers, when four gunmen walked in with assault rifles and sprayed the guests and hotel staff with bullets. He tried to hide, but his efforts were...

Charities run by radical cleric no longer banned by Pakistan

Oct. 27, 2018 3:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two charities linked to a radical cleric wanted by the U.S. are no longer on Pakistan's list of banned groups because a presidential order banning them under a U.N. resolution has lapsed. The presidential ordinance regarding Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, founded by...

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

Oct. 11, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded internationally but that critics say has done little to change the status quo in the world's largest democracy. "People using...