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Indian government asks people to hug cows on Valentine's Day

Feb. 09, 2023 01:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government-run animal welfare department has appealed to citizens to mark Valentine’s Day this year not as a celebration of romance but as "Cow Hug Day” to better promote Hindu values. The Animal Welfare Board of India said Wednesday that “hugging...

IEA: Asia set to use half of world's electricity by 2025

Feb. 08, 2023 04:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Asia will for the first time use half of the world’s electricity by 2025, even as Africa continues to consume far less than its share of the global population, according to a new forecast released Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Much of Asia's...

Study: 15 million people live under threat of glacial floods

Feb. 07, 2023 11:04 AM EST

As glaciers melt and pour massive amounts of water into nearby lakes, 15 million people across the globe live under the threat of a sudden and deadly outburst flood, a new study finds. More than half of those living in the shadow of the disaster called glacial lake outburst floods...

Adani woes spur protests as stock turmoil turns political

Feb. 06, 2023 05:35 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators from India's main opposition party turned out Monday in India's capital New Delhi and other cities demanding an investigation into allegations of fraud and stock price manipulation by India’s second-biggest business group, headed by coal mining tycoon...

India's aircraft carriers key to Indo-Pacific strategy

Feb. 06, 2023 00:41 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is preparing to relaunch its INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier after a major refit, a critical step toward fulfilling its plan to deploy two carrier battle groups as it seeks to strengthen its regional maritime power to counter China's increasing assertiveness. ...

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan martial ruler in 9/11 wars, dies

Feb. 05, 2023 20:42 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a bloodless coup and later led a reluctant Pakistan into aiding the U.S. war in Afghanistan against the Taliban, has died, officials said Sunday. He was 79. Musharraf, a former special forces commando, became president...

India's G-20 energy meet to balance renewables, fossil fuels

Feb. 04, 2023 23:06 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Over 500 energy industry heavyweights and 30,000 participants will descend on the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday to discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels at India Energy Week — the first big ticket event of the country's presidency of the Group...

India, France, UAE to work on climate change, biodiversity

Feb. 04, 2023 09:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India, France and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday agreed on a trilateral initiative to undertake energy projects with a focus on solar and nuclear sources, fight climate change and protect biodiversity, particularly in the Indian Ocean region. The countries...

Indian police nab over 2,000 men for illegal child marriages

Feb. 04, 2023 05:47 AM EST

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Indian police have arrested more than 2,000 men in a crackdown on illegal child marriages involving girls under the age of 18 in a northeastern state, officials said Saturday. Those arrested this week included more than 50 Hindu priests and Muslim clerics for...

Indian tycoon Adani hit by more losses, calls for probe

Feb. 03, 2023 09:11 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Shares in troubled Adani Enterprises gyrated Friday, tumbling 30% and then rebounding after more than a week of heavy losses that have cost it tens of billions of dollars in market value. The company, the flagship of India’s second-largest conglomerate, canceled...