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  • India Jan 6

    Attackers Beat Protesting Students at Indian University

    Masked assailants beat students and teachers with sticks on the campus of a prestigious university in India’s capital, injuring more than 20 people in an attack opposition lawmakers are trying to link to the government.

  • India Dec 22, 2019

    India’s Leader Defends New Law as Protests Against It Go on

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken at a rally for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party after another day of violent clashes between police and protesters demonstrating against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Twenty-three people have been killed nationwide in the protests since the law was passed in Parliament earlier this month.

  • India Dec 22, 2019

    India Suspends Internet and Phone Services to Quell Protests

    Indian authorities have stepped up phone and mobile internet shutdowns in some parts of the country in an effort to thwart a groundswell of protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Student-led protests that have galvanized a large section of the Indian public have been met with communications blocks in areas of New Delhi, in the eastern state…

  • India Dec 17, 2019

    Across India, Opposition Building Against Citizenship Law

    Thousands of university students flooded the streets of India’s capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast on Monday against a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious persecution in neighboring countries. The protests in New Delhi followed a night of violent clashes...

  • animals Dec 11, 2019

    Rare Two-Headed Cobra Found in India

    A 14-inch-long cobra with two heads strayed into a village in Mindapore City causing quite a stir.

  • India Dec 8, 2019

    Devastating Factory Fire Kills at Least 43 in Indian Capital

    Authorities said an electrical short circuit appeared to cause a fire that killed at least 43 people in a factory in central New Delhi early Sunday, as relatives of the workers who were trapped inside examined photos on police officers’ phones to identify the dead. Assistant New Delhi police commissioner Anil Kumar Mittal said that “the fire appears to have…

  • New Jersey Sep 26, 2018

    11-Month-Old American Boy Dies After Qatar Flight to India

    Qatar Airways has confirmed an 11-month-old American baby died Wednesday morning after landing in the Indian city of Hyderabad from Doha, NBC News reported. According to the airline, family members alerted staffers at Hyderabad Airport that Arnav Varma was “unwell” after deboarding the three-and-a-half-hour flight. Varma was rushed to Apollo Medical Center and pronounced dead on arrival. According to his...

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return’ on Climate Change

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief said the impact of rising temperatures — including more extreme...

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • Associated Press Nov 5, 2019

    ‘This City Is Not Livable’: Indian Capital Faces Extreme Air Pollution

    Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor’s orders. The 22-year-old call center operator is recovering from a severe throat infection and the thick smog now blanketing New Delhi has made even breathing dangerous. “The moment I step outside, I can’t breathe properly,” she...

  • Associated Press Nov 4, 2019

    India’s Capital Restricts Cars as People Choke in Dirty Air

    New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis. The “odd-even” scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd dates while even-numbered plates are allowed on even-numbered dates. It was begun days after...

  • disease Oct 29, 2019

    Vaccine Shows Promise for Preventing Active TB Disease

    An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years, and even a partially effective vaccine would be a big help against TB. The lung disease kills more than a million people a year,...

  • Pennsylvania Sep 25, 2019

    Annual New Years ‘Ski Freeze’ Takes to the Water

  • The Associated Press Oct 6, 2019

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms to learn more about the global course of human disease. About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies —...

  • United States Sep 28, 2019

    NASA’s Deadline to ‘Send Your Name to Mars’ Approaches

    While most people won’t have the opportunity to board a spaceship, NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign allows participants to make their mark on the greater cosmos — but sign up soon.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 24, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Hasan Minhaj Barred From Modi Political Rally

    Hasan Minhaj shares his story about being barred from entering a rally for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Texas and his experience speaking in front of Congress about the student loan debt crisis.

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Trump, Modi Show Unity Between World’s Largest Democracies

    President Donald Trump joined a Texas welcome party Sunday for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who’s visiting the United States amid trade tensions between the allies.

  • New York Sep 18, 2019

    Right at Home: The Look of Hand-Drawn Art Is Hot in Decor

    Hand-crafted is popular these days, and many home decorators are looking for unique textiles and other furnishings that feature the look of hand-drawn art. Items like the eclectic, playful wallpapers of Brooklyn-based artist Aimee Wilder, who designed for brands like DwellStudio, Martha Stewart and Vans before starting her own studio. She’s expanded the line beyond wallpaper to include rugs, pillows,...

  • NBC NEWS Sep 15, 2019

    Terror and Hope: New Zealand Reflects 6 Months After Christchurch Mosque Attacks

    Huzef Vohra is haunted by flashbacks. The roar of a motorcycle, a loud bang, a whistle-like snore — they catapult the civil engineer back to March 15, to the bottom of a pile of bodies in the corner of Al Noor Mosque. In the disoriented rush that followed a gunman opening fire there, Vohra, 21, charged toward an exit but...

  • Associated Press Sep 7, 2019

    Smoke, Not Fire, Blamed for 34 Deaths in Dive Boat Disaster

    Dozens of people trapped on a scuba diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast appear to have died from smoke inhalation, not burns, authorities said Friday. The 34 people who died were sleeping in a cramped bunkroom below the main deck of the Conception when the fire broke out before dawn Monday and quickly engulfed the boat....

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