• Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, on July 15, 2014. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images
    September 15, 2014   BY Michael D. Mosettig 

    It’s not often that two politicians can get together and claim to speak for more than a quarter of the world’s 7.2 billion people. That’s what will happen when President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister of Narendra Modi of India meet this week. Continue reading

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    September 10, 2014  

    In India, about 100 million people are believed to suffer common mental disorders and millions more have more severe illnesses. With just 5,000 psychiatrists in the country, faith healers have filled the gap. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health professionals have joined forces with faith healers to combine medicine with ritual and prayer. Continue reading

  • SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 09: People walk for makeshift rescue boats  in a flooded area  on September 09, 2014 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Kashmir has been devastated by the worst floods to hit the region in decades. More than a million people have been cut off from clean water, thousands of buildings submerged in flood waters have been left uninhabitable. People who are caught in the submerged houses due to the catastrophic floods are forced to remain on housetops. The floods in the Himalayan region of Kashmir are believed to be the worst in decades, the death toll from catastrophic floods in Kashmir climbed to more than 150 and affecting more than 100,000 families. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
    September 9, 2014   BY Ariel Min 

    The death toll from Kashmir’s heaviest rainfall in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday. Six days of heavy rainfall that began on Sept. 3 has submerged more than 2,000 villages near the border of India-controlled Kashmir and Pakistan in the Himalayan region, putting more than 1.5 million people in danger. Officials expect the conditions to worsen for the next few days and have told approximately 700,000 people to abandon their homes. Continue reading

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    September 8, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization says that many thousands of new cases of Ebola are expected in the coming weeks in Liberia, origin country of more than half of all cases to occur so far in the West African outbreak. Also, hundreds of American children have fallen ill with a severe respiratory illness that causes heavy coughing and fever. Continue reading

    September 6, 2014   BY Rialda Zukic 

    More than 200 people have died in Pakistan and India after heavy monsoon rains and floods swept through the region, the Associated Press reports. Continue reading

  • September 4, 2014   BY Andrew Troast 

    Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video Thursday, proclaiming the establishment of a new branch of the terrorist organization in India. Continue reading

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    June 18, 2014  

    Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the United States, every year about 100,000 people die worldwide after being bitten by venomous snakes. A California doctor has developed a nasal spray treatment that may be able to help some snake bite victims halt paralysis before they reach a hospital. Special correspondent Spencer Michels has the story. Continue reading

  • Brooklyn-based poet Vijay Seshadri is the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
    June 13, 2014   BY Frank Carlson 

    The Bangalore-native, Brooklyn-based poet assiduously collects the details of his life, his world, his ruminations big and small, in the hope that once amassed and ordered they’ll connect with readers and arrive at a higher meaning. Continue reading

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    June 1, 2014  

    For decades, there was a concern that India was suffering from a “brain drain,” where the best and the brightest fled the country for opportunities in the U.S. and other Western countries. But today many, including those who were educated and worked in the U.S., have decided to return home. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Bangalore and Mumbai on Indian high-tech entrepreneurs who are building companies to serve the enormous potential market in India and the world. Continue reading

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    May 30, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, President Obama announced that Jay Carney will resign as White House press secretary after three and a half years. Carney is being replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest. Meanwhile, officials in northern India fired two policemen amid mounting outrage over the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls. Continue reading