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AP Exclusive: For decades, nuns in India have faced abuse

KURAVILANGAD, India (AP) — The stories spill out in the sitting rooms of Catholic convents, where portraits of Jesus keep watch and fans spin quietly overhead. They spill out in church meeting halls bathed in fluorescent lights, and over cups of cheap instant coffee in convent kitchens. Always, the stories come haltingly, quietly. Sometimes, the nuns speak at little more than a whisper. Across… → Read More

AP finds long history of nuns abused by priests in India

KURAVILANGAD, India (AP) — The stories spill out in the sitting rooms of Catholic convents, where portraits of Jesus keep watch and fans spin quietly overhead. They spill out in church meeting halls bathed in fluorescent lights, and over cups of cheap instant coffee in convent kitchens. Always, the stories come haltingly, quietly. Sometimes, the nuns speak at little more than a whisper. Across… → Read More

AP finds long history of nuns abused by priests in India

The nuns talk of Catholic priests who pushed into their bedrooms and of priests who pressured them to turn close friendships into sex. Across India, they talk about being groped and kissed, of hands pressed against them by men they were raised to believe were representatives of Jesus Christ. ... → Read More

AP Exclusive: India's hidden years of nuns abused by priests

The stories spill out in the sitting rooms of Catholic convents, where portraits of Jesus keep watch and fans spin quietly overhead. They spill out in church meeting halls bathed in fluorescent lights, and over cups of cheap instant coffee in convent kitchens. Always, the stories come... → Read More

Cut off from the world, India’s North Sentinal Island remains a mystery

They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes → Read More

Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

NEW DELHI (AP) — For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel island have been isolated from the rest of the world. They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes. Their closest neighbors live more than 50 kilometers (30 miles) away. Deeply suspicious of outsiders, they attack anyone… → Read More

Cut off from the world, an Indian island remains a mystery

For thousands of years, the people of North Sentinel Island have been isolated from the rest of the world. They use spears and bows and arrows to hunt the animals that roam the small, heavily forested island, and gather plants to eat and to fashion into homes. Their closest neighbors live... → Read More

Democratic House victory could echo from Moscow to Riyadh

NEW DELHI (AP) - The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump's international business empire and his political dealings with the rest of the world. Overturning control of the House in Tuesday's midterm elections has given the Democrats a powerful… → Read More

Democratic House could probe Trump business ties abroad

The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo around the world, with empowered Democrats now able to launch investigations into President Donald Trump’s international business empire and political dealings. → Read More

Pompeo, Mattis talk bolstering Indian ties despite tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis held long-delayed talks Thursday with top Indian officials, looking to shore up the alliance with one of Washington's top regional partners. The talks were scheduled to last just a few hours and focus on strategic and security topics. They came amid a series of divisive issues, including Washington's demands… → Read More

Pompeo, Mattis talk bolstering Indian ties despite tensions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis held long-delayed talks Thursday with top Indian officials, looking to shore up the alliance with one of Washington's top regional partners. The so-called "2+2" talks were scheduled to last just a few hours and focus on... → Read More

Pompeo, Mattis talk bolstering Indian ties despite tensions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis held long-delayed talks Thursday with top Indian officials, looking to shore up the alliance with one of Washington's... → Read More

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

NEW DELHI — Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged.Heavy rains began hitting parts of the state again Saturday morning, slowing attempts to deploy rescuers and get… → Read More

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

NEW DELHI (AP) " Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged.Heavy rains began hitting parts of the state again Saturday morning, slowing attempts to deploy rescuers and get… → Read More

Thousands await rescue amid deadly south Indian floods

Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190... → Read More

Indian rupee falls to all-time low against dollar

NEW DELHI (AP) - The Indian rupee fell to an all-time low Tuesday against the U.S. dollar amid worries that Turkey's growing financial crisis could spread to other developing-world economies. Indian Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chander Garg told reporters that there was "nothing at this stage to worry" about after the rupee reached 70.1 to the dollar earlier in the day. He said the dip… → Read More

Is 92 too old to lead? Malaysia's Mahathir doesn't think so

The longtime strongman was born when silent films still packed movie theaters and Adolf Hitler was still a fringe politician. It was 1926, and his homeland was known as British Malaya. Now Mahathir Mohamad is 92 years old. He is also Malaysia's newest prime minister. It's been 37 years... → Read More

Trump Org. partner in India accused of bilking investors

NEW DELHI (AP) - An Indian company that is partnering with the Trump Organization on an office tower project has been accused of running an elaborate real estate swindle that cheated investors out of nearly $150 million, according to complaints filed with Indian authorities. Ramesh Sanka, the former CEO of the real estate firm IREO, said in the documents obtained by The Associated Press that he… → Read More

Indian architect of innovative, low-cost homes wins Pritzker

NEW DELHI (AP) - Architect and educator Balkrishna Doshi, best-known for his innovative work designing low-cost housing, has been awarded the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the first Indian to win architecture's highest honor in its 40-year history. The award was announced Wednesday by Tom Pritzker of the Chicago-based Hyatt Foundation. Doshi has been an architect, urban planner, and educator… → Read More

Reports: Jewelers to be summoned in India bank scam probe

Indian investigators on Friday ordered two wealthy jewelers to be questioned about an alleged $1.8 billion scam at a large state-owned bank, a news report said. The summons came one day after authorities raided the homes and offices of Nirav Modi and his business partner Mehul Choksi,... → Read More