Environment And Nature

Mob lynches Muslim man over cow smuggling charges in India

Jul 21, 2018

Police say a Muslim man has been beaten to death by a mob in western India over allegations of cow smuggling, the latest in a series of lynching by violent mobs in the country

Melting of glacier causes flash floods in Pakistan's north

Jul 20, 2018

Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Jul 19, 2018

Farmers in central Iran turn to protests as drought, government mismanagement of water destroy their livelihoods

Boulder falls on people bathing at Kashmir waterfall; 7 dead

Jul 15, 2018

Police say at least seven people were killed and 22 others injured in Indian-controlled Kashmir when a boulder rolled down from a mountain and fell on local tourists bathing at a waterfall

Canadian climber dies in fall on Pakistan's treacherous K2

Jul 7, 2018

A Pakistan official says the Canadian leader of an international mountaineering expedition has fallen to his death on the country's K2 mountain, often considered the world's most difficult to climb

Truck falls off mountain road in Nepal, 18 dead and 14 hurt

Jul 6, 2018

Authorities say a truck carrying construction workers fell off a mountain road in Nepal, killing at least 18 people and injuring 14 others

Toxic tanneries forced to move pollute new Bangladesh site

Jul 6, 2018

Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts and wallets are dumping toxic chemicals into a river at a new location after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor

Overcrowded bus plunges into gorge in India, killing 48

Jul 1, 2018

Officials say at least 48 people were killed when an overcrowded bus plunged off a mountain road into a gorge in northern India

Austrian mountaineer dies in avalanche on Pakistan mountain

Jun 30, 2018

Pakistani official says one member of a three-man expedition has died in an avalanche on a more than 7,000-meter (7,658-yard) high mountain in northern Pakistan

New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

Jun 15, 2018

New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust

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