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Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152

Jun. 24, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

PATNA, India (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died. A senior health department official in Bihar, Sanjay Kumar, said the epidemic is...

Bad weather hampers recovery of bodies from Indian peak

Jun. 24, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bad weather has delayed the recovery of the bodies of international climbers who went missing while attempting to scale an unclimbed Himalayan peak in northern India, officials said Monday. Veteran British mountaineer Martin Moran was leading a team which included three other Britons, two...

Indian soldiers recover bodies of 7 missing mountaineers

Jun. 23, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian paramilitary soldiers have reached the bodies of seven of eight members from a team of international climbers believed killed on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain, an official said Sunday. An administrator of Uttarakhand state, Vijay Jogdande, said the soldiers reached...

Huge tent collapses at Indian ceremony, 14 reported dead

Jun. 23, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his concern over the collapse of a large tent at a religious ceremony that news reports said killed at least 14 people Sunday. Modi said in a tweet on his office's official account that the incident in Rajasthan state was "unfortunate. He said...

The Latest: Trump says he's in 'no hurry' to strike Iran

Jun. 22, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on The United States and Iran's tensions over the shoot-down of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 8:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says he abruptly called off the military strikes on Iran Thursday because the likely deaths of 150 Iranians would have been out of proportion...

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

Jun. 21, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Since then, just as China under President Xi Jinping has given countries pandas for their zoos...

World's biggest lift irrigation project is flowing in India

Jun. 21, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Pumping stations on Friday began lifting river water toward parched land in southern India in what is said to be the world's largest such irrigation project. Some of the 19 pumping stations on the Godavari River lifted water to a height of 618 meters (2,020 feet) to irrigate about 4...

39 killed as bus falls into deep gorge in northern India

Jun. 20, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus fell into a deep gorge along a sharp curve on a mountainous road in northern India, killing 39 people, police said Friday. Twenty-one people with injuries were hospitalized in Kullu, a town in Himachal Pradesh state, police officer Amar Singh said. Singh said 25 people died at the...

Indian man gets 7 years for arranging 80 fake marriages

Jun. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — An Indian man living in Florida has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for arranging more than 80 fraudulent marriages. Court records show that 47-year-old Ravi Babu Kolla was sentenced Thursday in Panama City federal court. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to...

3 people killed as 2 trains collide in southern Pakistan

Jun. 20, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani railroad official says a passenger train has collided with a freight train in the southern city of Hyderabad, killing three people and injuring several others. Mohammad Rizwaz, Hyderabad station superintendent, says the exact cause of Thursday's collision was unclear...