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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

Thai New Year road deaths hit 480, defying junta get-tough vow


Nearly 480 people died on Thailand’s roads over the New Year holiday, official figures showed Thursday, a 25 percent rise

Pakistan releases dozens of Indian fishermen


Pakistan on Thursday freed 219 Indian fishermen who had strayed into its waters, an official said, calling it a “goodwill

Sky’s the limit for Thai baby elephant swimming back to health


After losing part of her foot in a snare in Thailand, baby elephant ‘Clear Sky’ is now learning to walk