South Asia

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Diplomat Says He Overheard Trump-Sondland Call About Ukraine ‘Investigations’

    A State Department official told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard President Donald Trump talking with a U.S. ambassador about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to people familiar with the testimony. David Holmes, the political counsel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, said Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear. Holmes...

  • Mexico Aug 15, 2019

    Report: Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee Seamstresses Harassed, Abused

    Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in outside oversight and enforcement for more than 10,000 workers at...

  • India Jul 20, 2019

    Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs to 164 in South Asia

    The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 62 in northeastern India’s Assam state over the past week. A dozen have been killed in flooding in Bangladesh. Shiv Kumar,...

  • Associated Press Jul 14, 2019

    Heavy Rain Leaves Scores Dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

    Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region...

  • United States Feb 21, 2018

    Reviewing Reviews: What to Know About Online Reviews Before Buying

    The News4 I-Team reviewed online reviews and uncovered an industry designed to deceive customers. Investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer explains what you need to know before you buy.

  • Donald Trump Dec 13, 2018

    Iran Hackers Hunt Nuclear Workers, US Targets

    As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of US-Iranian relations. The AP drew on data gathered by the London-based cybersecurity group Certfa to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    Trump Picks Retired General for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

    A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when U.S.-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family. Trump announced Tuesday that he is nominating John Abizaid, the longest-serving commander of the U.S. Central Command, to...

  • CEO Nov 6, 2018

    With Poo on a Pedestal, Bill Gates Talks Toilet Technology

    Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a “Reinvented Toilet” Expo in China. “You might guess what’s in this beaker — and you’d be right. Human feces,” the former CEO of software giant Microsoft said. “This small...

  • India Oct 12, 2018

    Child Hunger ‘Serious’ in India While its Economy Grows Fast

    A global hunger index has been released showing about 20 percent of Indian children under age 5 suffer from acute under-nutrition in the same week the International Monetary Fund projected India to be the world’s fastest-growing economy, exposing stark contrasts in the South Asian country. The 2018 Global Hunger Index published Thursday ranks India at 103 out of 119 countries,...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Jan 22, 2018

    How Shutdown Affects Key Parts of Federal Government

    Thousands of federal employees began their work week gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown. Many government operations will continue – U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered....

  • Jan 22, 2018

    How Shutdown Affects Key Parts of Federal Government

    Thousands of federal employees began their work week gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they’ll be able to return to work and how long they’ll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown.

  • Associated Press Nov 29, 2017

    Pope in Myanmar Preaches Forgiveness, Healing of Old Wounds

    Pope Francis urged Myanmar’s religious leaders and ordinary faithful on Wednesday to help the country heal its old wounds, preaching a message of forgiveness and tolerance as the country emerges from military dictatorship and seeks to make peace with its many ethnic minorities after decades of conflict. At an open-air Mass, an audience with Myanmar’s senior Buddhist monks and during...

  • United States Aug 8, 2017

    US Sending More Marines to Afghanistan

    The U.S. is sending dozens more Marines to Afghanistan to help with internal force protection, three U.S. defense officials told NBC News. The Marines have not yet moved to Afghanistan. But they will join more than 300 other Marines assigned to Task Force Southwest. The officials said the deployment is not tied to the Trump administration’s new South Asia strategy...

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