A relentless heat wave has claimed more than 1,000 lives in southern India in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday, warning that the scorching temperatures would continue for several more days.
Temour Ebrahim had little reason to be nervous when U.S. soldiers summoned him to their base in this edgy highway town 80 miles south of Kabul, the Afghan capital.
He's been described as the "Buddhist Bin Laden," but Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world's most famous fictional spy.
The governments of Indonesia and Malaysia on Wednesday agreed to allow thousands of migrants stranded at sea to temporarily come ashore, taking what the United Nations has called an “important initial step” toward easing a grave humanitarian crisis that has engulfed the region for weeks.
Everybody here has scars. They pull up their sleeves and sarongs to reveal cigarette burns on forearms, deep lacerations across thighs, festering sores on feet and shoulders.
As his conversations with three foreign associates came to an end, Zaher Moein excused himself from the table and headed toward a concert in another hall of Kabul’s Park Palace hotel and guesthouse.
Authorities in Nepal on Wednesday raised the death toll from a magnitude 7.3 aftershock to 91 people as troops combed a remote district northeast of Katmandu for a U.S. military helicopter that was missing with eight people aboard.
At least 43 people were killed and 13 wounded Wednesday when armed men opened fire on a bus carrying members of the Ismaili community, a sub-sect of Shiite Islam, in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi.