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Wildfires sweep through forests in India

2016-05-02 20:22

Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks are burning through pine forests in north India.

India's sizzling heat wave claims more than 300 lives

2016-04-29 14:55

A sizzling heat wave has claimed more than 300 lives in India this month, and officials have forbidden daytime cooking in some areas to prevent fires that have killed nearly 80 others

Bangladesh jails Hindu teachers for 'abusing Islam'

2016-04-26 13:03

A court in southern Bangladesh sentenced two Hindu schoolteachers to six months in jail for making 'abusive' remarks about Islam that led a mob to attack their school, a magistrate says.

Devastating drought in India

2016-04-24 21:20

A heat wave is searing western India with hundreds of millions of people affected by water shortages.

Mudslide kills at least 15 in India's remote northeast

2016-04-22 10:43

Police say torrential rains triggered a mudslide in India's remote northeast bordering China, killing at least 15 people.

New method for predicting India's monsoon

2016-04-20 19:46

Climate researchers in Germany say they have found a way to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon, which could help maximise the subcontinent's food and hydro-power supplies.

Heat wave kills more than 160 in India

2016-04-20 12:47

Weeks of sweltering temperatures have caused more than 160 deaths in southern and eastern India.

Will and Kate end India trip with historic Taj Mahal visit

2016-04-16 14:35

Prince William and his wife Kate wrap up their trip to India and Bhutan with a visit to the Taj Mahal that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family.

Royal couple feed baby rhinos, elephants on India safari

2016-04-13 13:29

Britain's Prince William and Princess Kate jumped into a jeep on Wednesday for a wildlife safari that included feeding rhino and elephant calves, during the latest leg of their India tour.

Monsoon forecast offers cheer to India's farmers

2016-04-12 19:04

India's meteorological department is forecasting an above-average monsoon this year, offering hope for farmers at a time when several regions are facing severe drought.

 

Indian teen shoots himself in head taking selfie with gun

2016-05-01 11:22

An Indian teenager has accidentally shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a "selfie" photograph, the latest in a series of such accidents.

Protesting Hindu women resort to extreme measures

2016-04-26 19:59

A group of devout Hindu women have begun burying their leader alive in protest at being denied permission to bathe in holy waters at the Kumbh Mela festival, in the latest battle for gender equality at India's religious sites.

Fire at Indian museum destroys rare collections

2016-04-26 08:23

A massive fire has gutted a natural history museum in the Indian capital destroying rare specimens of flora and fauna, the Indian environment minister says.

Wedding in India turns into tragedy

2016-04-23 10:57

A fire has killed 10 guests after they attended a wedding in a village in eastern India.

India asks Britain to deport Force F1 chief Mallya

2016-04-22 09:36

Force India chief Vijay Mallya's legal troubles are continuing to deepen.

Indian father chops off alleged rapist's hands

2016-04-20 15:56

A father has chopped off the hands of a teenager who allegedly raped his baby daughter before dumping him alive near a canal in northern India, police say.

India opera troupe bus crash kills 25

2016-04-17 22:45

A bus carrying artists of an opera troupe plunged 76m into a gorge in eastern India killing at least 25 people.

India starts restricting cars to clear air

2016-04-16 08:26

The New Delhi government has begun a second round of two-week car restrictions to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.

Police arrest seven over India temple disaster

2016-04-12 21:08

Police have arrested seven people over a massive explosion and fire during a banned fireworks display that claimed more than 100 lives in southern India.

As British royals head to Indian wildlife park, rhino killed

2016-04-12 10:37

As the British royal couple heads to a wildlife refuge in northeast India, park officials say poachers have killed another rhino.

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