SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU, India India launched a rocket into space on Monday in an attempt to safely land a rover on the moon, its most ambitious mission yet in the effort to establish itself as a low-cost space power.
MUMBAI Five dozen people were rescued from a nine-storey government building that caught fire on Monday in Mumbai, authorities said.
DHAKA/NEW DELHI The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas.
NEW DELHI An Indian government panel has recommended banning all private cryptocurrencies and a jail term of up to 10 years and heavy fines for anyone dealing in digital currencies, which could signal the end of them in India.
NEW DELHI/KOCHI All crew members of a British-flagged tanker that Iran seized on Friday are safe and still on the vessel, the Iranian embassy in India said on Monday.
WASHINGTON Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday amid strained relations between the two nations as Islamabad seeks foreign investment and the United States wants help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI The Indian government wants the country's antitrust body to assess whether the so-called "Big Four" auditing firms and their affiliates are hurting competition in any manner, a senior government official told reporters.
MUMBAI China's ByteDance said it plans to open a data centre in India, where it is facing concerns about consumer privacy and demands for a ban on its hugely popular video app TikTok.
KYOTO, Japan Japanese officials groped on Monday for answers to why a blaze tore through an animation company, amid reports that smoke spread so fast a majority of victims who tried to flee through a rooftop door could not open it in time to escape. | Video
HONG KONG Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by what opposition politicians suspected were gang members at a train station on the weekend. | Video
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