Dec 29, 2014

Crude bomb kills woman in India's high-tech capital

A crude bomb exploded outside a busy restaurant in India’s high-tech capital of Bangalore, killing a woman and wounding a man, police said. The low-intensity blast occurred in the center of the city packed with Sunday evening crowds, prompting a security alert in other ...

Prayers as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Dec 26, 2014

Prayers as Asia mourns tsunami dead 10 years on

Prayers, tears and solemn visits to mass graves marked commemorations Friday across tsunami-hit nations for the nearly 230,000 people who perished when giant waves decimated coastal areas of the Indian Ocean a decade ago. On Dec. 26, 2004 a magnitude-9.1 quake off Indonesia’s western ...

Survivors huddle after violence in India kills 72

Dec 26, 2014

Survivors huddle after violence in India kills 72

Instead of celebrating Christmas in her home, Rina Vor and her four young children were huddled in a church Thursday along with hundreds of other survivors of a rebel massacre that killed 72 members of her tribe. Vor said she was putting her kids ...

Curfew in India state after rebels kill 63

Dec 25, 2014

Curfew in India state after rebels kill 63

Hundreds of survivors of a brutal rebel attack that killed at least 63 people in northeastern India sought shelter Wednesday in a church and school while security forces imposed a curfew in a bid to contain the latest bout of ethnic violence. Long-simmering land ...

Dec 24, 2014

India separatists blamed for killing 52 tribesmen

Long-simmering land and ethnic disputes erupted in bloodshed in northeastern India when rebels launched coordinated attacks on tribal settlers in Assam state, killing at least 52 people, officials said Wednesday. The killings took place in five attacks late Tuesday targeting tribal settlers known as ...

Dec 24, 2014

India's birth rate shrinks

India’s birth rate declined dramatically in the last two decades due in part to rising female literacy, a new study shows, but experts warned against complacency in the country of 1.2 billion. The total fertility rate, or the number of children the average woman ...