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Asia on high alert for monkeypox as cases reported from India to Japan

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Countries across Asia are on high alert for monkeypox, screening travelers and scrambling teams of medics, as they report their first cases of the virus, now identified as a global health emergency by the World Heal...

India and China’s political tensions are hitting the smartphone market. But they need each other

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New Delhi (CNN Business)The Indian government is cracking down on the companies that make the country's most popular smartphones. Indians love Chinese smartphones, but for the last two months, New Delhi has intensifi...

India to surpass China as most populous country in 2023, UN report says

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New DelhiIndia is set to surpass China as the world's most populous country in 2023, with each counting more than 1.4 billion residents this year, a United Nations report said on Monday, warning that high fertility w...

India bans single-use plastic to combat pollution

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New DelhiIndia on Friday imposed a ban on single-use plastics on items ranging from straws to cigarette packets to combat worsening pollution in a country whose streets are strewn with waste. Announcing the ban, the ...

Brutal killing caught on camera stokes religious tensions in India

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New Delhi Religious tensions are flaring in India following the alleged killing of a Hindu man by two Muslim assailants as authorities attempt to stop video of the brutal attack from circulating online. Officials in ...

Millions impacted by monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and India

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Four million people have been impacted by flooding in northeastern Bangladesh, according to Dr. Enamur Rahman, the country's State Minister for the Ministry of Disaster Management. The situation could soon worsen, w...

Violent protests erupt in India against new military recruitment scheme

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Lucknow, IndiaPolice in northern India fired shots in the air on Thursday to push back stone-throwing crowds and authorities shut off mobile internet in at least one district to forestall further chaos, as protests w...

Grassley releases report on US ambassador to India nominee Eric Garcetti and says he will lift hold on nomination

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GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released a staff report Tuesday concluding that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Biden administration's nominee to be US ambassador to India, "likely knew, or should have known," ...

India and Pakistan heatwave is ‘testing the limits of human survivability,’ expert says

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Delhi Temperatures in parts of India and Pakistan have reached record levels, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis are felt across the subcontinent. The average maximum temperat...

India has seen months of extreme heat and this week it will only get hotter

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Life-threatening heat waves arrived in India a month earlier than normal, shattering temperature records with highs reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) -- and it will only get hotter. The wors...

Will Smith traveled to India to practice yoga, meditation following Oscars slap: report

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Smith was spotted arriving in Mumbai, India, over the weekend. The trip marks the first time the actor has been publicly spotted since slapping comedian Chris Rock in the face on stage during the 2022 Oscars ceremony...

Why India can buy Russian oil, and still be friends with the US

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What a difference a few weeks make. Just last month India was taking flak from the West for its relationship with Russia. Not only was the South Asian country refusing to condemn Moscow's brutal assault on Ukraine,...

Biden says US and India in ‘close consultation’ in managing ‘destabilizing’ effects of Russia war on Ukraine

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The president held a virtual meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, and said the U.S. and India "share a strong and growing major defense partnership." RUSSIA-UKRAINE UPDATES The meeting, accor...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits China and India under shadow of Ukraine war

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Hong Kong Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is meeting his counterparts in China and India this week -- two countries under pressure to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine as the death toll from the unprovoked c...

Some Democrats concerned about Garcetti’s nomination to be ambassador to India

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A number of Senate Democrats have privately expressed concerns about President Joe Biden's nomination of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be US ambassador to India, multiple sources have told CNN, raising concerns...

India, facing China concerns, abstained from UN resolution to appease Russia: foreign policy expert

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"India's primary concern is about its rivalry with China," a fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations, Zongyuan Zoe Liu, said. "India has a growing concern about China's rising influence, not just in the Indo-Pac...

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