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Myanmar asks India to return police who say they fled army

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Myanmar has asked India to return several police officers who crossed the border following a coup in their country. The deputy commissioner in Champai district...

6 die in collapse of abandoned mine in northeast India

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Six miners died after being trapped in an abandoned coal mine that collapsed in India’s remote northeast, a state official said Friday. Their bodies were recove...

Bhutan lawmakers vote to decriminalize same-sex relations

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Bhutan’s Parliament has voted to decriminalize same-sex relations, amending an existing law that penalized what it deemed “unnatural sex.” The amendment was app...

South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Dharala River burst its banks in early July, Kamal Hossain left his home with five members of his family to take shelter in a school in northern Bangladesh, carrying ...

British royals share anguish over Indian rhino park's floods

GAUHATI, India (AP) — More than 100 animals, including 10 one-horn rhinoceroses, have died due to massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, prompting Britain's Prince...

South Asia floods displace millions, kill 550

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 9.6 million people across South Asia have been affected by severe floods, with hundreds of thousands struggling to get food and medicine, officials and aid organizat...

Monsoon floods, landslides kill at least 221 in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 221 people across South Asia over the past month, officials said Friday. More than 1 mil...

Floods, landslides kill at least 213 in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 213 people across South Asia over the past month, officials said Thursday. More than 1 m...

77 dead in floods and landslides in India's Assam state

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Six more people have died in floods and mudslides in northeastern India's Assam state, officials said Tuesday, taking the death toll to 77 from more than two weeks of heavy rains...

Indian forces kill 6 Naga rebels near Myanmar border

GAUHATI, India (AP) — India’s security forces killed six separatist Naga militants in an exchange of gunfire in a northeastern state bordering Myanmar, police said. The fighting took...

Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Authorities in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food, officials said Saturday. ...

Gas fire kills 2 firefighters in India, forces evacuations

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A raging fire at a natural gas field in remote northeastern India has killed two firefighters and forced nearly 8,000 people to leave their homes, an official said Wednesday. ...

Mudslides bury homes in northeast India; 20 dead, 7 injured

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Three mudslides triggered by overnight rains buried homes in northeastern India’s Assam state, killing 20 people and injuring at least seven others, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Jobless after virus lockdown, India's poor struggle to eat

NEW DELHI (AP) — Some of India's legions of poor and people suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order began receiving aid distribution Thursday, as both the public and private sec...

India celebrates Republic Day with military parade

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s ...