India weighs ban on popular online game after deaths

Tech 04/05/19, 06:03

A boy's suicide this week in southern India after his mother scolded him for playing a popular online game has inflamed a national debate over whether the game should be banned.The 16-year-old's father demanded a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, known ...

India’s central bank cuts lending rate to 6%

Business 04/04/19, 06:20

India's central bank cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 6% on Thursday, moving to prop up economic growth ahead of a national election next week.The interest rate is what the federal bank charges ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 03/29/19, 01:48

Thailand's recent general elections, its first since a 2014 military coup, set off jubilation among party loyalists and efforts by various party leaders to build a governing coalition even though the official results aren't required until May.In other images from ...

Photos: Saris stand out on Indian fashion runway

Entertainment 03/28/19, 01:19

It's fashion season in India's capital, with the country's top designers showcasing their latest collections to lure the rapidly growing domestic and export markets for Indian haute couture.Before the styles debut on the runway lie days of planning, fittings and ...

Facebook says it’s limiting false stories for India election

Tech 03/26/19, 19:43

Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday.Facebook listed a variety of measures it is taking, from blocking fake accounts to employing third-party fact-checking organizations, ...

Chairman of India’s troubled Jet Airways resigns

Business 03/25/19, 22:18

The chairman of India's private Jet Airways has resigned amid mounting financial woes which have forced it to suspend 14 international routes and ground more than 80 planes.The airline said in a statement that its board on Monday accepted the ...

UK judge denies bail to fugitive Indian diamond tycoon

World 03/20/19, 10:29

Diamond tycoon Nirav Modi, whose jewels once adorned stars from Bollywood to Hollywood, was ordered held without bail in London on Wednesday, more than a year after Indian authorities alleged he was involved in a $1.8 billion bank fraud.A judge ...

Update: Students in New Delhi protest for cleaner air

Europe 03/15/19, 09:30

The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local):8 a.m.In India's capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren are protesting inaction on climate change and rising air pollution levels that often far exceed World Health Organization limits.Activist Greta Thunberg, foreground, ...

Foreign adoptions to US fall by 14 percent, continuing trend

U.S. 03/14/19, 12:15

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged nearly 14 percent last year, extending a decline that's now continued for 14 years, according to State Department figures released Thursday.Sharp drops in adoptions from China and Ethiopia more than ...

India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

World 03/14/19, 04:30

Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan.India's External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said the talks started after ...

Australia’s 2-year ODI losing streak ends in New Delhi

Sports 03/13/19, 22:10

For those Australian cricket fans who stayed up until the early hours to watch their team's series-ending one-day international against India, a semi-sleepless night was worth it.Australia's 35-run win at the first-boisterous but later subdued Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in ...

Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

Health 03/13/19, 11:41

Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection.Researchers said Wednesday that they were initially puzzled how 10 British men had become infected with a little-known virus, because the men hadn't taken risks usually associated ...

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