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Coronavirus: Indian hospitals run short of intensive care beds 

On Sunday, Delhi recorded 6,746 new COVID-19 infections and 121 related deaths, bringing the total death toll in the state to 8,391. Local authorities are struggling to cope with an exponential rise i...

Tokyo reports record daily virus cases, outbreak locks down Australian state

Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo and South Korea hit fresh highs on Wednesday (Nov. 18), as pollution-cloaked New Delhi struggled with rising cases and Australia reported a highly contagious virus str...

Taiwan eyes enhanced India ties at Diwali celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Friday (Nov. 13) expressed the hope that Taiwan's relations with India will continue to improve during a Diwali festival in Taipei....

India's festive mood raises fears of surge of coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — The crowds filling shopping areas ahead of the Diwali festival of lights on Saturday are raising hopes of India's distressed business community after months of lockdown losses but als...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Indian brides display henna designs on their hands during a mass wedding ceremony of 35 couples. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a Nepalese vendor sells powde...

Explosion at Indian fireworks factory kills 8 people

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say an explosion at a fireworks factory in northern India has killed at least eight people and injured three others, as Hindus prepare to celebrate the highly popular Diwa...

Smog blankets Pakistan, India, causing accidents, illness

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Smog has enveloped much of Pakistan and India, causing highway accidents and respiratory problems. Pakistani meteorologist Mohammad Hanif said Sunday that the pollut...

Air pollution in New Delhi worsens as Indian capital celebrates Diwali festival with firecrackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)-- The Indian Meteorological Department said Friday that after the celebrations of Diwali, the festival of lights in India, air pollution hit 18 times the healthy limit. The air...

At least 8 dead in blast at firecracker factory in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say a blast at an unlicensed firecracker factory has killed at least eight workers and injured another 20 in eastern India on Wednesday, a day ahead of Hindu's most popular Diw...

The Indian festival of lights to be celebrated in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Indian festival of lights known as Diwali or Deepavali will be celebrated at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum on Saturday Oct 7. The event will be held from 15...

Diwali Festival

People gather to watch dancers during the London Diwali Festival celebrations for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, in Trafalgar Square, central London, Sunday Oct. 16, 2016. Major events are planned across ...

Diwali Festival

People gather to watch the London Diwali Festival celebrations for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, in Trafalgar Square, central London, Sunday Oct. 16, 2016. Major events are planned across the capital as ...