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World court orders Pakistan to review alleged spy's death sentence

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to review the death sentence for an alleged Indian spy, in a ruling hailed by nuclear rival New Delhi as a "complete victory".

Pakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind again

Lahore - Pakistani authorities Wednesday detained the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a security official said, as the country faces increased pressure to crack down on militants operating on its soil.

Fears of worsening floods as monsoon rains pound South Asia

New Delhi - Children have been swept away by floodwaters and others killed in landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains across south Asia as the death toll passed 250 Wednesday, with authorities bracing for worse weather in some regions.

Woman rescued as death toll rises in Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Rescuers pulled a woman from the rubble of a Mumbai building a day after it collapsed but her two young children did not survive, officials said Wednesday, as the death toll from the tragedy rose to 13.

India-Pakistan spy case ruling due at world court

Den Haag - The International Court of Justice will decide Wednesday on India's bid to remove an alleged spy from death row in Pakistan, in a case that has stoked tensions between the South Asian rivals.

Four dead, 12 feared trapped after Mumbai building collapse

Mumbai - Four people were killed and at least others 12 feared trapped under rubble after a building collapsed as heavy monsoon rains lashed India's financial capital Mumbai on Tuesday, officials said, the second such tragedy in two weeks.

Monsoon rains wreak flood havoc across South Asia

New Delhi - Survivors scrambled for higher ground as torrential monsoon rains swept away homes and triggered landslides across South Asia Tuesday, with millions of people affected and at least 180 dead, officials said.

Pakistan reopens airspace, ending months of flight restrictions

Karachi - Pakistan on Tuesday fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, ending months of restrictions affecting major international routes including from India after clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals brought them to the brink of war.

Fuel leak halted blastoff for Indian rocket: reports

Koradi - A fuel leak in the rocket engine forced India to abort the launch of its landmark Moon mission less than one hour before liftoff, media reports said Tuesday.

Fourteen killed in building collapse as monsoon batters South Asia

New Delhi - Fourteen people were killed when a building collapsed in northern India following heavy monsoon rains which have left more than 130 dead across South Asia, officials said Monday.

India races for launch fix after Moon mission aborted

Koradi - Indian space chiefs pressed to quickly set a new date to launch a landmark moon mission after aborting one liftoff Monday just 56 minutes ahead of schedule, media reports said.

India calls off Moon mission launch 56 minutes before blast-off

Koradi - India on Monday dramatically scrapped the launch of a rocket that was aiming to land a probe on the Moon less than one hour before blast-off because of a "technical" problem.

Deaths from torrential monsoon rains in South Asia reach 85

The death toll from floods and landslides caused by two weeks of torrential monsoons in South Asia has reached 85, officials and news sources reported on Sunday.

India prepares for launch of Chandrayaan-2 moon mission

India is preparing for the launch on Sunday of its second unmanned lunar mission -Chandrayaan 2. The mission aims to land a rover near the moon's south pole for the first time ever.

'Plan Bee' gets Indian elephants to buzz off railways

New Delhi - Indian Railways have come up with a novel way of getting elephants to buzz off from train tracks: speakers that play the sound of bees to scare the jumbos away.

Indian tycoon Adani rejects Australian mine criticism

New Delhi - Indian billionaire Gautam Adani rejected criticism over the environmental impact of a huge coal mine planned by his company in Australia, saying renewables can't meet all his country's energy needs.

UN blasts India, Pakistan over Kashmir inaction

Geneva - The UN rights office hammered India and Pakistan on Monday for failing to improve the situation in Kashmir, while renewing calls for an international probe into violations in the disputed Himalayan region.

29 die as bus plunges off India's 'highway to hell'

Agra - At least 29 people were killed and 18 others injured when a bus careered off a notorious Indian highway after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel, officials said Monday.

India recovers 13 bodies after monsoon dam breach

Mumbai - Thirteen bodies have been recovered in western India after the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade breached a dam and caused mayhem in Mumbai, authorities said Thursday.

Rahul Gandhi resigns as leader of India's opposition Congress

New Delhi - Rahul Gandhi quit Wednesday as head of India's main opposition Congress party, taking the blame for a second-straight election humiliation by right-wing Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Indian tycoon wins legal bid to appeal extradition from UK

London - Tycoon Vijay Mallya on Tuesday won the right to challenge in court Britain's decision to order his extradition to India to face fraud charges.

Dalai Lama 'deeply sorry' for comments on women

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama is "deeply sorry" about comments he made about women in a recent BBC interview, his office said in a statement on Tuesday.

Wall collapse kills 18 as monsoon chaos hits Mumbai

Mumbai - At least 18 people were killed in Mumbai Tuesday when a wall collapsed as the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade brought chaos to India's financial capital and surrounding areas.

Two planes overshoot runways in India

New Delhi - Two incidents of dangerous landings by commercial planes carrying more than 200 passengers were being investigated, Indian officials said Monday.

Monsoon rains soak India's financial capital

Mumbai - Heavy rains flooded parts of India's financial capital of Mumbai on Monday, as the country's four-month summer monsoon swung into full force.

35 dead as bus plunges into gorge in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - At least 35 people were killed Monday when an overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.

India's monsoon rains to be 24 percent below average

Mumbai - India’s monsoon rains were below average for the fourth straight week, with the delay in the annual rains forcing farmers to delay planting of summer crops, raising concerns about major crop production and the impact on the nation’s economy.

Dalai Lama says Trump 'lacks moral principle'

New Delhi - The Dalai Lama has accused US President Donald Trump of lacking "moral principle", in a wide-ranging BBC interview in which the Tibetan spiritual leader said that any female successor should be attractive.

Indian women's heads shaved for 'resisting' rape

Patna - An Indian mother and her daughter had their heads shaved and were paraded through their village after resisting an attempted rape by men including a local official, police said Friday.

Bodies of climbers found in Himalayas were roped together: police

New Delhi - Seven climbers killed on India's second highest mountain last month were roped together when an avalanche struck, an official said Thursday.
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