Modi tries to placate Indian farmers protesting new laws

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to placate thousands of farmers protesting new agriculture laws Monday and said they were being misled by opposition parties and that his gov...

Angry Indian farmers reject government offer for talks

NEW DELHI (AP) — Protesting farmers on Sunday rejected the Indian government's offer to hold immediate talks if they ended their blockade of key highways they've held as they seek the scrapping of leg...

Cyclone uproots trees, floods streets in southern India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Parts of India’s southern coast were flooded Thursday after a cyclone slammed into its shores, triggering heavy rains, uprooting trees and cutting power lines. Cyclo...

India: Police arrest popular TV news anchor Arnab Goswami in connection with suicide case

Mumbai police announced Wednesday they had arrested and charged popular television news anchor Arnab Goswami in connection with the 2018 suicide of 53-year-old interior designer Anvay Naik and his mot...

Resentment across Kashmir as New Delhi clears land for sale

Last week, the Indian government repealed several laws that were intended to prevent non-residents from purchasing land in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan region claimed both by India and Pakistan. The ...

Taiwan to add Taitung charter flights for A-Mei’s New Year's Eve concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The transportation authorities are gearing up for the expected flood of visitors into the eastern city of Taitung, which will host a New Year countdown concert featuring T...

With no visitors, Jerusalem citadel undergoes major facelift

JERUSALEM (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic may be keeping tourists away from Jerusalem's ancient citadel, but it has created a rare opportunity for the site to launch a massive restoration and conserva...

Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google's antitrust case

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. ...

Rabada & Stoinis earn Delhi big win over Bangalore in IPL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kagiso Rabada grabbed three wickets in four balls and Marcus Stoinis bludgeoned a half-century as Delhi Capitals surged to the top of the Indian Premier League with ...

Judge's order leaves many visa lottery winners out of luck

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to save more than 9,000 U.S. slots for visa lottery winners affected by the government’s freeze on green cards earlier th...

The Latest: India caseload shows decline, VP tests positive

NEW DELHI — India recorded 80,472 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, showing a decline from a record high two weeks ago. The Health Ministry raised India’s conf...

Queen of Mandopop A-Mei to hold free concert in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pop star A-Mei (Kulilay Amit, 張惠妹) announced Thursday (Sept. 24) plans to hold a New Year countdown concert in Taitung in a surprising move that has sent many fa...

Asia Today: India's gov't criticized for handling of virus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India counted another record daily increase of coronavirus infections Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faced scathing opposition criticism in Parliament for it...

Israeli soldier's plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahmad Manasra was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the 22-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot while...

In ruling, judge throws lifeline to diversity visa lottery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to resume issuing diversity visas for immigrants from underrepresented countries, partially reversing a pandemic-related freeze on a w...