| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:39 AM
NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:19 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- Downtown Yangon’s famously snarled traffic came to a halt Tuesday morning to let a truck wreathed with pink lilies pass.
It was carrying the ashes of S.N. Goenka, the noted meditation guru who died last week in Mumbai, India, at...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:08 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium.
The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Here's a twist for tennis fans: The road to Davis Cup glory for India now goes through Calabasas.
On Sept. 21, in a country where tennis plays second fiddle only to cricket, India's tennis federation announced a surprising departure from its traditional...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television.
The social media frenzy that took place thousands of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:00 AM
NEW DELHI — Although economics, trade, security and nuclear energy will figure prominently when President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday, the elephant in the room will be a growing disenchantment with a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MATHURA, India -- A brazen early-morning attack on the Indian side of disputed Kashmir reportedly killed 12 people, including three teenaged militants, Thursday, just days before the Indian and Pakistani leaders were scheduled to meet in New York.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Coastal flooding could cost big cities more than $60 billion a year by mid-century, with losses jumping even more dramatically if nothing is done to counter rising sea levels and subsiding land, a new study has found.
A team of researchers analyzed data...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:19 AM
NEW DELHI -- The death toll from sectarian violence in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state increased to 31 Monday as police locked down the area and the prime minister called for calm.
A curfew has been imposed, about 13,000 security officers...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation’s rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and...