May 30, 2015

Stool pigeon? India seizes bird over spying fears

Indian police said Friday they had detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarized border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage. Police said they had X-rayed the bird to see whether it was carrying anything suspicious ...

23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

May 29, 2015

23-year-old crowned maharaja of Indian royal dynasty

A 23-year-old economics graduate was on Thursday crowned maharajah of a centuries-old royal family in southern India in an elaborate ceremony involving 40 priests and attended by 1,000 well-heeled guests. At 15 temples spread throughout opulent palace grounds in the city of Mysore, Yaduveer ...

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

May 24, 2015

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

Dressed in his brother’s old British Army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother’s home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month’s earthquake. Ghale had been working as a plumber a full day’s ...

India's Modi marks year in office

| May 14, 2015

India's Modi marks year in office

Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. A year on from his victory, the prime minister’s domestic opponents ...