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Ex-UN climate chief to face sexual assault trial

New Delhi - Former UN climate panel chief Rajendra Pachauri will stand trial in a sexual assault and harassment case three years after an employee accused him of inappropriate conduct, a lawyer said Friday.

50 dead as Indian bus plunges into valley

New Delhi - Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest accidents on the country's notorious roads in recent years.

Indian bus plunges into valley, 43 dead

New Delhi - Forty-three people died in southern India on Tuesday when a bus taking pilgrims from a temple plunged into a valley, an official said, in the latest horrific crash on the country's roads.

Greenhouse gases from rice paddies may be 2x higher than thought

Tampa - The way some irrigated rice paddies are managed worldwide, with cycles of flooding followed by dry periods, may lead to twice the planet-warming greenhouse gas pollution as previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Activist charged under India's anti-gay law prays for salvation

New Delhi - One of the last Indian activists facing action under an anti-gay colonial-era law killed off by a landmark Supreme Court ruling expressed hope Friday that he would escape punishment in a new age of liberalisation.

Indian press lauds gay sex ruling but Modi gov't stays silent

New Delhi - Indian media on Friday -- including some conservative outlets -- hailed a Supreme Court ruling to decriminalise gay sex whilst highlighting a "deafening" silence from Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government.

India celebrates gay sex ruling with dance, chocolate and tears

New Delhi - It was like a scene from a Bollywood blockbuster as staff at one of New Delhi's most luxurious hotels performed an elaborate dance routine in the lobby to celebrate a historic Supreme Court ruling on gay rights.

Emotional celebrations greet India ruling legalising gay sex

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on gay sex sparking emotional and joyous celebrations among activists after a decades-long campaign against a colonial-era law used to clamp down on homosexual rights.

Pompeo, Mattis hold talks with Indian counterparts

New Delhi - US President Donald Trump's top two envoys met with their Indian counterparts in Delhi on Thursday to deepen a fast-growing partnership but also to tackle thorny issues ranging from an ongoing trade spat to India's purchase of Russian military gear.

India's Supreme Court ends colonial-era ban on gay sex

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era ban on gay sex at the centre of years of legal battles.

Trump envoys to press India on Russian missiles, Iran oil

New Delhi - US President Donald Trump's top two envoys were expected Thursday to press India not to buy Russian military equipment or Iranian oil, while seeking to bolster ties as China grows more assertive in the region.

India's top court expected to rule on gay sex

New Delhi - India's Supreme Court is likely on Thursday to deliver an eagerly awaited judgement on colonial-era legislation criminalising homosexuality, lawyers said.

Thorny trade, defense issues await US diplomats in India

Washington - Two of President Donald Trump's top officials are finally heading for talks in India this week, after Washington twice pulled the plug on the summit.

Life upended for those left off Indian citizenship list

Guwahati - Nimai Hajong remembers almost nothing of the hills of eastern Bangladesh where he was born more than half a century ago, having fled as a small child to India where he has lived as a refugee ever since.

India to launch its own astronauts into space by 2022

Dehli - On August 15, during India's Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprising announcement: The country will send humans to space by 2022.

Buddhist monk held over sexual abuse at Indian meditation school

New Delhi - Indian police have arrested a senior Buddhist monk accused of sexually abusing 15 boys at a meditation centre he ran in a holy city, officials said Saturday.

Cheap fares, costly fuel send India's airlines into a tailspin

Mumbai - Bargain-basement fares, high oil prices and a tumbling rupee are causing turbulence in India's hyper-competitive aviation market, virtually wiping out airlines' profits and leaving them scrambling to cut costs to survive.

Over 1,200 people killed in South Asia monsoon

New Delhi - More than 1,200 people have been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms so far this year, according to figures collected by AFP as India counts the rising toll from floods that have devastated southern Kerala state.

India's devastating rains match climate change forecasts

Paris - Once-a-century rains that have pounded the Indian state of Kerala and displaced 1.3 million people are in line with the predictions of climate scientists, who warn that worse is to come if global warming continues unabated.

Ignored fishermen turn saviours in India floods

Kollam - They carried their boats onto trucks to get there and braved the filthy, swirling waters before most other rescuers arrived. Now hundreds of fishermen are being hailed as the heroes of India's Kerala floods crisis.

Fake news adds to India's flood torment

Kochi - Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear.

One million pack India flood relief camps

Chengannur - More than one million people have swarmed relief camps in India's Kerala state to escape devastating monsoon floods that have killed more than 410 people, officials said Tuesday as a huge international aid operation gathered pace.

Kerala floods give way to stench and uncertainty

Aluva - The overpowering stench that fills the air in the Kerala town of Aluva is an inescapable reminder that while the filthy floodwaters may subside, the full toll of the devastating monsoon deluge will take time to emerge.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala

Kochi - Floodwaters receded in Kerala on Monday, leaving Indian rescuers the grim task of retrieving bodies as the death toll from the worst monsoon rains in a century rose above 400.

Bodies found as floods recede in India's Kerala state

Kochi - Receding flood waters left Indian troops and rescuers the grim task Monday of hunting for bodies left by the worst monsoon in a century in Kerala state as the death toll rose above 400.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 370

Thrissur - Rescuers searched submerged villages in southwest India on Sunday in a desperate hunt for survivors after floods killed at least 370 people and drove more than 700,000 from their homes.

More bodies found in flooded Kerala as toll hits 357

Thrissur - Rescuers waded into submerged villages in southern India on Sunday in a desperate search for survivors cut off for days by floods that have already killed more than 350 people.

India flood death toll jumps to 357

Kochi - The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to infrastructure pegged at some $3 billion.

Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

Kochi - A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India's Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Kochi - Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain Saturday to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead.
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