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South Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:39PM UTC A Nepalese security officer patrols the area around Tribhuvan International Airport with a sniffer dog the prior to the arrival of South Asian leaders to attend the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years have reached a deal on energy sharing but failed on two other economic agreements.

India tour match suspended after Phil Hughes death

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 6:08PM UTC

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The first day of India’s two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI that was scheduled to start Friday has been called off as players mourn the death of Australian test batsman Phil Hughes. The India players were informed of Hughes’ death Thursday as they trained

India: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists, say investigators

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 4:16PM UTC Activists hold candles during a vigil to protest against the gang rape of two teenage girls, in New Delhi in June. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top federal investigating agency says that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers actually committed suicide.

India: State-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 4:15PM UTC India: State-owned bank to launch Islamic fund

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s largest state-owned bank will launch an Islamic equity fund next month aimed primarily at the country’s 170 million Muslims.

South Asian leaders gather at regional summit

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014 3:10PM UTC A Nepalese security officer patrols the area around Tribhuvan International Airport with a sniffer dog the prior to the arrival of South Asian leaders to attend the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, have gathered in Nepal’s capital to boost cooperation in trade and energy and seek greater peace in the region, home to more than a fifth of the world’s population.

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