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Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

Asia Pacific May 20, 2019

Bodies of Indian climbers brought back from mountain

Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on the world's third-tallest peak this past week and flew them to Nepal's capital. The bodies of Biplab Baidya and Kuntal Kanrar were first carried by rescuers from Mount Kanchenjung's highest camp to ...

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Asia Pacific / Politics May 20, 2019

India's Modi set to sweep election, exit polls show

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, most exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks. Modi faced criticism early on in the ...

Business / Corporate May 15, 2019

Alipay operator looks to promote partner apps in Japan

Ant Financial Services Group, the operator of Chinese mobile payment service Alipay, hopes to make it possible for users of its partner apps in Asia to make cashless payments in Japan, the company's top executive has said. The fintech company, an affiliate of e-commerce giant ...

Six weeks on, India's marathon election reaches next-to-last phase

World / Politics May 13, 2019

Six weeks on, India's marathon election reaches next-to-last phase

Indians voted Sunday in the next-to-last round of a six-week-long national election marked by a highly acrimonious campaign that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi blame opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi's family for the country's ills. Sunday's voting in 59 constituencies, including seven in New ...