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Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre, left, and Salvatore Girone pictured in Rome last year. Pic: AP.

Italian marine facing trial in India returns home for medical treatment

By Sun, Sep 14, 2014 3:56PM UTC Comments Off Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre, left, and Salvatore Girone pictured in Rome last year. Pic: AP.

MILAN (AP) — Italy's defense ministry says an Italian marine facing trial in India in a case that has strained relations between the two countries has returned to Italy for medical treatment. ...

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014 6:05PM UTC Comments Off Pakistani villagers wade through water to find safe shelters. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it has expanded the rescue and relief operation as flood waters hit more districts in the country's Punjab province. ...

Pakistan evacuates thousands as floods hit plains

By Thu, Sep 11, 2014 3:48PM UTC Comments Off Pakistani villagers wait for help in Chiniot, Pakistan. Pic: AP.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials say Pakistani troops with helicopters and boats have evacuated another 4,000 marooned people from the country's plains where raging monsoon floods inundated more villages early Thursday....

Thousands flee as Pakistan floods spread to plains

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 4:52PM UTC Comments Off Pakistani villagers wade through water to find safe shelters. Pic: AP.

JHANG, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities say hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing flash floods after having been warned to evacuate as the death toll from severe monsoon rains in Pakistan and neighboring India climbs to 457 people....

100 days of Narendra Modi: Has India’s gamble paid off?

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 4:01PM UTC Comments Off Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

There have generally been two views about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 days in office. There is a third category that weighs any government’s performance only by the way the stock market is headed. ...

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