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Indian police rescue 6,000 turtles in ‘largest’ haul

Indian police said Wednesday they had recovered more than 6,000 freshwater turtles weighing over four tonnes from poachers who planned to

Nepal sacks earthquake reconstruction chief

Nepal on Wednesday sacked the chief of its earthquake reconstruction body, a move seen by critics as politically motivated and likely

Indian police censure officer over caste demand

Indian police said Tuesday they had taken action against an officer after he asked a man who complained of assault and

Fears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanish

Pakistani activists and opposition lawmakers voiced fears Tuesday of a crackdown on social media, the last bastion of free speech in

India bat makers say there’s no stopping big hitters

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Worst rain ‘in 30 years’ heaps misery on flood-hit Thai south


The heaviest rains in 30 years have caused the floods sweeping southern Thailand, the kingdom’s junta leader said Monday, as

Khan’s ‘Dangal’ becomes highest-grossing Bollywood movie


Indian movie star Aamir Khan’s latest blockbuster “Dangal” has become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time, smashing his own

India GDP growth to slow to 7.1 percent amid cash crunch

India’s government said Friday that the economy would grow by 7.1 percent in the financial year ending in March, slower than

Popular Indian character actor Om Puri dead at 66

Acclaimed Indian actor Om Puri, who starred in the hit film East is East and the 1982 epic Gandhi,

Train crushes rickshaw, kills 7 students, driver in Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A train crushed two motorized rickshaws on an unattended railway crossing in central Pakistan on Friday, killing seven schoolchildren