India restores e-visa services for Canadians. The move could ease diplomatic tensions
An Indian foreign ministry official says that India has restored electronic visa services for Canadian nationals two months after Canada alleged the South Asian nation was involved in the assassination of a Sikh separatist in Canada.
41 workers stuck in a tunnel in India for 10th day given hot meals as rescue operation shifts gear
The 41 construction workers who have been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for over a week are finally getting hot meals, provided through a newly installed steel pipe, as rescuers work on an alternate plan of digging toward them vertically.
41 workers in India are stuck in a tunnel for an 8th day. Officials consider alternate rescue plans
Officials trying to save 41 workers who have been trapped in a collapsed tunnel in northern India for eight days are contemplating alternative rescue plans after snags with a drilling machine caused them to halt digging.
Olympic sports bodies want talks with IOC after cricket and others were added to 2028 LA program
Olympic sports bodies want urgent talks with the IOC about the risk of cuts in their revenue shares and athlete quotas at the 2028 Los Angeles Games because cricket and other newcomers have been added to the program.
Olympics set to tackle flag football at Los Angeles Olympics in 2028
The NFL’s ongoing push for worldwide exposure got another boost when organizers for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics delivered a proposal to put flag football on the program when the Summer Games return to the United States for the first time in 32 years.
Icy flood that killed at least 41 in India's northeast was feared for years
Hundreds of rescuers dug through slushy debris and fast-flowing, icy water Friday in a search for survivors after a glacial lake burst through a dam in India’s Himalayan northeast, a disaster that many had warned was possible for years.
India's devastating monsoon season is a sign of things to come, as climate and poor planning combine
The devastation of this year’s monsoon season in India has been significant, with over 400 deaths and more property damage in the Himayalan state of Himachal Pradesh in a single season than the last five years combined.
Pakistan's prime minister says manipulation of coming elections by military is 'absolutely absurd'
Pakistan’s interim prime minister says he expects elections to take place in the new year, dismissing the possibility that the country’s powerful military would manipulate the results to ensure that jailed former premier Imran Khan’s party doesn’t win.
India seeks a greater voice for the developing world at G20 but the Ukraine war may overshadow talks
It’s never been easy for the leaders of the world’s largest economies to find common ground, but Russia’s war on Ukraine has made it even harder for the Group of 20 meeting to reach meaningful agreements this year.
What are biofuels and why is it so confusing whether they are a source of clean energy or not?
India, the current president of the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations, has proposed a global biofuel alliance that seeks to accelerate sustainable biofuels deployment to support the global energy transition.
War sanctions against Russia highlight growing divisions among the Group of 20 countries
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is facing growing skepticism from some leading rich and developing nations as the residual impact of sanctions against Russia is deepening divisions among the Group of 20 countries.
As G20 leaders prepare to meet in recently flooded New Delhi, climate policy issues are unresolved
Despite extreme weather events battering India and the rest of the world in the last few months, climate ministers of the G20 nations ended their last meeting for the year without resolving major disagreement on climate policies.
This country just became the 4th to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon
India became the first country to land a spacecraft near the moon’s south pole on Wednesday — a historic voyage to uncharted territory that scientists believe could hold vital reserves of frozen water, and a technological triumph for the world’s most populous nation.
Heavy rain and landslides have killed at least 72 people this week in an Indian Himalayan state
Days of relentless rain in India’s Himalayan region have killed at least 72 people this week as a heavy monsoon triggered landslides and flash floods that have submerged roads, washed away buildings and left residents scrambling for safety.
India passes data protection legislation in Parliament. Critics fear privacy violation
Indian lawmakers have approved a data protection legislation that “seeks to better regulate big tech firms and penalize companies for data breaches” as several groups expressed concern over citizens’ privacy rights.
Rescuers find more bodies in landslide-hit village in western India, bringing the death toll to 21
Rescuers have found five more bodies in India’s western Maharashtra state, raising the death toll from a landslide triggered by torrential rains to at least 21 with many others feared trapped under the debris.
Yamuna river reaches the iconic Taj Mahal's outer walls in India after swelling with monsoon rains
Rising water from the Yamuna river has reached the outer boundary walls of the iconic Taj Mahal and submerged one of its adjacent gardens after record monsoon rains swelled rivers across northern India over the last three weeks.
India's Tata will build a $5-billion new electric car battery factory in the UK
India’s Tata Sons has confirmed plans to build a 4-billion-pound, or $5.2-billion, electric car battery factory in the U.K. The plant is expected to become one of Europe’s largest battery cell manufacturing sites when it begins production in 2026.
UN requires delegates at climate talks to reveal affiliation in effort to curb lobbying by Big Oil
The United Nations will require delegates attending the global body’s annual climate summit to disclose their affiliation in an effort to clamp down on undue influence by fossil fuel companies and others.
G7 'outreach' an effort to build consensus on global issues like Ukraine, China, climate change
Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are sitting down with a carefully chosen set of counterparts from other countries during their summit in Japan in an effort to expand the G7’s sway and to include voices from the so-called Global South.
Biden to visit Japan, Australia for meetings with allies
President Joe Biden will visit Japan and Australia next month to huddle with allies on their continued response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as well as ways to confront China’s assertive economic and military moves in the Indo-Pacific region.
Don't leave Global South out of green tech growth, UN warns
The majority of developing nations are set to miss out on the economic benefits of booming green technologies, slowing progress toward their climate goals and widening the inequality gap between rich and poor countries, a United Nations report warned Thursday.