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A Bollywood icon dies; a reporter picks her top 5 movies

NEW DELHI (AP) — In a country where movies are almost a religion and movie stars almost deities, it could be treacherous to pick Sridevi's greatest films. No matter which are chosen, millions of fans ...

India, China vie for influence as crisis unfolds in Maldives

NEW DELHI (AP) — As a political crisis plays out in the Maldives, a quiet tug of war is taking place around it, with heavyweights China and India vying for strategic dominance in the picturesque India...

Controversial Bollywood film opens amid threats of violence

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian film "Padmaavat" has faced months of often violent protests, including death threats for the lead actress amid rumors that the film depicted a relationship between a Hindu ...

India's Modi duels with his predecessor amid local election

NEW DELHI (AP) — Against the backdrop of a bitterly fought local election, India is witnessing the unusual spectacle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi locked in a bitter verbal duel with his predecessor...

'Like a queen': In India, Ivanka Trump embodies US glamor

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Ivanka Trump came to India to talk about empowering female entrepreneurs. But for many in Hyderabad, a centuries-old southern city that has emerged as a technology hub, her tri...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

POPE-ASIA — Pope Francis spends his first full day in Myanmar traveling to the country's capital to meet with Aung San Suu Kyi, a day after hosting the military general in charge of the crackdown on t...

Caregiver of Indian toddler found dead in Texas seeks answer

NEW DELHI (AP) — The manager of the Indian orphanage where Sherin Mathews was adopted remembers the toddler was cheerful, healthy and eating well and her prospective parents eager to hear her voice a ...

Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip. Across a sliver of t...

'Too many people': Refugee influx worries Bangladesh town

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — On the miles-long beach that makes this Bangladesh's top tourist destination, thousands of people picnic and splash in the water. There are balloons and cotton candy for...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

MYANMAR-ATTACKS-COX'S BAZAR — On the miles-long beach that makes Cox's Bazar Bangladesh's top tourist destination, thousands of people picnic and splash in the water. But about 40 kilometers to the so...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA-TRUMP THREATS TOKYO — Declare China a currency manipulator? Hasn't happened. Make Japan and South Korea pay more to host U.S. troops? Hasn't happened. Unleash fire and fury on N...

Bangladesh coastal town a place of Rohingya hope and tragedy

SHAH PORIR DWIP, Bangladesh (AP) — From a distance you can see elegantly carved wooden boats bob gently in the waters that surround this coastal town at Bangladesh's southern tip. Across a sliver of t...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

MYANMAR-ATTACKS-A BITTERSWEET JOURNEY TEKNAF, Bangladesh — Nur Karim's quest for safety took him on a five-day trek through Myanmar's forests before he reached the dangerous, rain-sw...

Rohingya man's Myanmar escape highlights relief and regrets

TEKNAF, Bangladesh (AP) — Nur Karim's quest for safety took him on a five-day trek through Myanmar's forests before he reached the dangerous, rain-swollen waters of the Naf River and boarded a boat to...

For Rohingya Muslim child refugees, too many losses to count

BALUKHALI REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Children make up about 60 percent of more than 420,000 people who have poured in to Bangladesh over the last four weeks — Rohingya Muslims fleeing terrible pe...