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Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities

Nov 8, 2018

Toxic smog shrouds New Delhi a day after residents set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali

Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

Oct 22, 2018

The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year

Report: Crew of Iranian cargo ship poisoned, 3 seamen die

Oct 19, 2018

Iran's state news agency: 3 seamen die of unspecified toxic substance that poisoned 11 crew of cargo ship

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Oct 19, 2018

Hindu priests have joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from temple, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter

Observers: India temple protest support a bid for votes

Oct 18, 2018

India's ruling party and the main opposition are both supporting a protest to keep females of menstruating age from entering one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, in what some political observers say is a bid to shore up votes

Protesters stop females ages 10 to 50 from entering temple

Oct 17, 2018

An Indian temple and one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage centers has opened its doors to females of menstruating age to comply with a Supreme Court ruling, but hundreds of protesters fought with police to keep women out

Child hunger 'serious' in India while its economy grows fast

Oct 12, 2018

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

India's sanitation summit overshadows problems that persist

Oct 1, 2018

The United Nations is celebrating the sanitation gains made in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 at a summit this week in New Delhi, but struggles with open defecation remain in the heart of India's capital

Iran says 31 people have died from drinking tainted alcohol

Oct 1, 2018

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says 31 people died from drinking tainted alcohol across the country

Iranian media: 11 people die from drinking tainted alcohol

Sep 28, 2018

Iranian media: 11 people die after drinking tainted homemade alcohol in southern port city; 123 hospitalized

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