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Hard-line Hindus pressure Modi over temple at disputed site

Nov. 25, 2018 7:44 PM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Tens of thousands of hard-line Hindus rallied Sunday to demand a Hindu temple be built on a site in northern India where hard-liners in 1992 had attacked and demolished a 16th century mosque, sparking deadly Hindu-Muslim violence. The Hindu hard-liners are building pressure on Prime...

The Latest: Pakistan's death toll from market bombing now 35

Nov. 23, 2018 12:57 PM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air market in the country's northwest has risen further and is now at 35. The attack came just a couple of...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 22, 2018 11:01 PM EST

Laborers stand on scaffolding while working at a construction site for a hospital near New Delhi, after such work was suspended for several days in the capital region to try to ease its severe air pollution. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a fighter jet lands on the deck of the USS Ronald...

Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

Nov. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel Island have been isolated from the rest of the world. They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes. Their closest neighbors live...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Nov. 8, 2018 11:11 PM EST

Indian brides display henna designs on their hands during a mass wedding ceremony of 35 couples. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Nepalese vendor sells powder during Tihar, the festival of lights, in Kathmandu. In New Delhi, toxic smog shrouds the landmark India Gate following massive...

Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities

Nov. 8, 2018 9:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Toxic smog shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels Thursday after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali. With schools closed for holidays, many young children stayed indoors to escape...

Rivals China, India cautiously watch Sri Lankan crisis

Nov. 5, 2018 8:22 PM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China and India are closely watching the constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, which has been a battleground in their struggle for geopolitical supremacy in South Asia. Chinese and Indian diplomats have been careful not to overtly take sides in the political turmoil, which has seen...

The Latest: Searchers recover remains, debris

Oct. 29, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Rescuers in inflatable boats have retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline...

Indian authorities brace for worst air pollution season

Oct. 26, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — With air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities are bracing for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust. The government's Central Pollution Control Board on Friday said New...

Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

Oct. 18, 2018 7:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — M.J. Akbar, India's junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country's most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India's burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar...