Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 11/02/18, 02:44

A Lion Air plane crashed into the Java Sea on Monday, just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, and a massive search effort has found personal items and parts of the plane in the water. Relatives of the 189 people on board have submitted DNA for testing to identify their ...

Rebels kill TV cameraman, 2 policemen in central India

World 10/30/18, 08:59

Maoist rebels killed a cameraman working for a state-run television channel and two policemen in an ambush Tuesday in an insurgency-hit state in central India.Police officer P. Sunder Raj said two other officers were wounded in the attack in Dantewada district, a Maoist stronghold in Chhattisgarh state.D.M. Awasthi, the top ...

Indian man, woman killed in fall from Yosemite park overlook

U.S. 10/29/18, 16:48

Yosemite National Park officials say two people who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook were a man and a woman from India who were living and working in the United States.Officials said Monday that they were 29-year-old Vishnu Viswanath and 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy. It's not clear what their ...

The Great Wall of India: an ancient structure forgotten for generations

Culture 10/29/18, 11:38

Almost everybody has heard of the famous Great Wall of China, but surprisingly few know that in India there exists an ancient and beautiful wall of similar architectural significance. Shorter than the  Great wall of China but quite its equal in presence, staggering design and history. The structure, affectionately known as ...

Sharma and Rayudu centuries give India win over West Indies

World 10/29/18, 11:30

Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu hit centuries Monday in India's 224-run victory over the West Indies in the fourth one-day international for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Sharma hit 162 with 20 fours and four sixes as opening batsman, and Rayudu scored 100 off 81 balls as both made ...

Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties

World 10/29/18, 10:01

The leaders of Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China's growing influence in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, said they are expanding ammunition sales and high-level defense talks and ...

Japan, India leaders build ties amid trade, security worries

Business 10/28/18, 01:51

The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center right, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center left, walk together at a hotel garden in Yamanakako village, Yamanashi prefecture, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News ...

Indian authorities brace for worst air pollution season

World 10/26/18, 02:48

With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities have braced Friday for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust.An Indian farmer is seen through smoke as he walks back after burning paddy ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 10/26/18, 00:34

Anti-India protesters in Kashmir take cover behind a tin sheet during clashes with security forces following the killings of two rebels and a civilian.In this Oct. 19, 2018, photo, members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a hard-line Hindu group that created the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as its political ...

Europe backs own space launchers amid growing competition

Europe 10/25/18, 14:17

Major European countries are backing a new generation of home-grown space launchers amid growing competition from private space companies and developing nations such as India and China.Ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland on Thursday signaled their "full support" for the development of the Ariane 6 and Vega-C rockets ...

Investigation: Hospitals imprison patients in Kenya

Europe 10/25/18, 04:10

The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa's biggest medical institution, home to more than a dozen donor-funded projects with international partners — a "Center of Excellence," says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The hospital's website proudly proclaims its motto — "We Listen ... We Care" — along with ...

Kohli reaches 10,000 runs; India, West Indies tie 2nd ODI

Sports 10/24/18, 17:26

West Indies batsman Shai Hope hit a four off the last ball to tie the second limited-overs international against India on Wednesday.India skipper Virat Kohli, who won the toss and chose to bat, reached the 10,000-run mark in the 50-over format in style with 157 not out from 129 balls.India's ...

In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

U.S. 10/22/18, 05:33

With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out.It's become an oddly familiar routine for the Air Force veteran and his wife, part of an ad hoc group of volunteers ...

Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

Health 10/22/18, 04:16

The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. The Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday. The agency says that ...

Kohli, Sharma centuries lead India past West Indies

Sports 10/21/18, 12:14

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit attacking hundreds as India beat West Indies by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series on Sunday.India's Rohit Sharma raises his bat to celebrate scoring a century during the first one-day international cricket match between India and West Indies ...

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

World 10/20/18, 05:31

A former state government official says most of the casualties of a train disaster that killed dozens in northern India were migrant workers. A crowd gathers at the site of Friday's train accident in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a ...

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

World 10/19/18, 20:46

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said the state ...

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

World 10/19/18, 09:24

Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter.The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the Sabarimala temple in southern Kerala state ...

China orders evacuations after landslide blocks Tibet river

Asia & Pacific 10/17/18, 21:21

Around 6,000 people have been evacuated following a landslide in Tibet that blocked the flow of one of the region's key rivers, China's emergency services said Thursday.A barrier lake was formed on the Yarlung Tsangpo, the headwater of India's Brahmaputra River, following the Wednesday morning collapse of a cliff in ...

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