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India's flagging economy draws dire warnings of recession

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power on a euphoric wave of promises to boost India's economy, add millions of jobs and bring "good times" to the developing nation. ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

CHINA-IVANKA'S SECRETS — The Chinese supply chains of Ivanka Trump's brand have become more opaque, raising questions about who the company's business partners are in a country where most commerce has...

Millions of world's children lack any record of their births

MASAKA, Uganda (AP) — Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the han...

Millions of world's children lack any record of their births

MASAKA, Uganda (AP) — Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the han...

Millions of world's children lack any record of their births

MASAKA, Uganda (AP) — Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the han...

Millions of world's children lack any record of their births

MASAKA, Uganda (AP) — Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the han...

From India to Malaysia, Rohingya face hardship, uncertainty

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Recent violence in Myanmar has driven hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to seek refuge across the border in Bangladesh. But Rohingya have been fleeing persecution...

Indian journalist's killing provokes outrage, anguish

NEW DELHI (AP) — The killing of an Indian journalist has provoked outrage and anguish across the country, with thousands protesting what they see as an effort to silence critics of India's ruling Hind...

A singular storm in Houston; a recurring nightmare in Mumbai

NEW DELHI (AP) — Two massive, rain-soaked cities on opposite sides of the world are struggling with swirling, brackish waters that have brought death and devastation. For Houston, it's unprecedented. ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

THAILAND-POLITICS — Thailand's military ruler said authorities are searching for Yingluck Shinawatra — the prime minister he ousted three years ago — after she failed to appear for the verdict in a cr...

Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that killed at least 160 people in recent days and displaced millions more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bang...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: PHILIPPINES-MUSLIM REBELS — Muslim rebels raid a southern Philippine village and position themselves in a school as they engage troops in a gunbattle that officials said...

India's shopkeepers scramble before tax changes take effect

NEW DELHI (AP) — The daily bustle of tourists and shoppers has died down in an upscale market of central New Delhi, but one toy shop owner is still busy poring over the new Indian tax rules that...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

TOP STORIES: NKOREA-US-DETAINEE — While North Korea's missile and nuclear tests and propaganda may be dismissed by outsiders as insane, there is a logic to them. It's far more diffic...

India's advice for pregnant women to shun meat, lust derided

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government is advising pregnant women to avoid all meat, eggs and lusty thoughts. Doctors say the advice is preposterous, and even dangerous, considering Ind...