Apr 7, 2016

Toshiba to build railway parts factory in India

Toshiba Corp. will build a factory in India to make parts for trains following plans by General Electric Co. and Alstom SA to set up manufacturing facilities in the country after winning deals to build locomotives. The Japanese company will make train control and ...

Indian rescuers say no more survivors in collapsed overpass

Apr 1, 2016

Indian rescuers say no more survivors in collapsed overpass

Using saws, small cranes and bare hands, rescuers on Friday cleared the crumbled concrete and twisted steel from an overpass that collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing at least 23 people and injuring more than 80. With more than half the debris cleared ...

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

Mar 30, 2016

Journalists face renewed pressure across Asia

In many countries across Asia, governments are growing less tolerant of critical reporting, even arresting journalists and closing media outlets in some cases. In China, authorities recently removed an online story from a financial magazine about censorship — a taboo topic — while Thailand’s ...

Mar 17, 2016

Two jets evacuated in bomb scares at New Delhi airport

Security personnel evacuated two aircraft at New Delhi’s international airport Thursday after receiving an anonymous phone call of explosives being placed on the planes in a third such scare affecting Indian airlines in less than 24 hours. It was not immediately known if any ...

Mother Teresa set to get Vatican's nod for sainthood

Mar 15, 2016

Mother Teresa set to get Vatican's nod for sainthood

The Vatican committee that approves elevations to sainthood will meet Tuesday to consider a recommendation that Mother Teresa of Calcutta becomes Saint Teresa, the Holy See announced on Monday. With the long-awaited decision seen as a formality, Pope Francis is expected to sign a ...

Mar 13, 2016

India's hardline Hindus agree to abandon trademark shorts

A hardline Indian Hindu movement announced Sunday it is abandoning its trademark khaki shorts to try to modernize the dress code, 91 years after adopting the austere military-style uniform. Foot soldiers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are often seen after dawn across India ...