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Passenger train derails in India, killing at least 2 passengers and injuring 20 others

Jul. 18, 2024 07:30 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed on Thursday in northern India, killing at least two passengers and injuring 20 others, a railroad official said. The cause of the accident is being investigated. Naveen Kumar, a state relief commissioner, said dozens of rescuers, a...

Extravagant wedding celebrations for the son of Asia's richest man conclude with a reception

Jul. 14, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A wedding reception on Sunday wrapped up the monthslong celebrations as the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, married his longtime girlfriend with a price tag running into the millions. The newlyweds were cheered by friends and relatives at...

An Indian billionaire’s son is married after lavish celebrations that spotlight his global clout

Jul. 13, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — It has been a wedding like no other — and the festivities have been going on for months. So where does one start? With a three-day pre-wedding celebration in March when Rihanna and Akon performed for a star-studded 1,200-person guest list? Or a four-day European...

The son of Asia’s richest man is set to marry in the year's most extravagant wedding

Jul. 12, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians began arriving in India’s financial capital on Friday to attend the wedding of the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, highlighting the billionaire's staggering wealth and rising clout. ...

A look at heat records that have been broken around the world

Jul. 10, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

This year has already seen many heat records broken as the world grows hotter with more and more greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere. For many places, the highest temperatures since record-keeping began have come in just the last 10 to 15 years. That's the clearest possible...

A double-decker bus collides with a milk truck in northern India, killing at least 18 people

Jul. 10, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A double-decker passenger bus collided with a milk truck in northern India on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring many others, officials said. The collision occurred on an expressway in Uttar Pradesh state, and 19 injured people were rushed to...

Putin hosts India's prime minister to deepen ties, but Ukraine looms over their relationship

Jul. 09, 2024 22:15 PM EDT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, seeking to deepen the relationship between the two nuclear powers at a time when NATO leaders gathered in Washington and Russia launched deadly missile attacks in Ukraine that hit a children's hospital. ...

India says its nationals who were "misled" into joining the Russian army will be discharged

Jul. 09, 2024 10:19 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — India says its nationals who were "misled" into joining the Russian army will be discharged.

Putin meets Indian prime minister in Russia on his first visit since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine

Jul. 08, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Moscow on Monday for a two-day visit, his first since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, complicating the relationship between the longtime partners and pushing Russia closer to India’s rival, China. Modi met Russian...

Pongamia trees grow where citrus once flourished, offering renewable energy and plant-based protein

Jul. 08, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

An ancient tree from India is now thriving in groves where citrus trees once flourished in Florida, and could help provide the nation with renewable energy. As large parts of the Sunshine State’s once-famous citrus industry have all but dried up over the past two decades because of...