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India tea plantation landslide death toll rises to 43

09 Aug 2020

KOCHI, India The death toll from landslide at a tea plantation in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 43 on Sunday with nearly two dozen people feared trapped, a senior official said.

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

08 Aug 2020

KOZHIKODE, India The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been seriously injured, a senior government official said on Saturday. | Video

'I don't want to fly again': Surviving India's worst crash in 10 years

08 Aug 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI, India Seated on the last row of the plane, Muhammed Junaid sensed something was amiss when Air India Express flight IX 1344 from Dubai was jerked around by strong winds as it approached the southern Indian city of Kozhikode late on Friday.

Death toll from Indian passenger aircraft accident rises to 18

08 Aug 2020

KOZHIKODE, India, Aug 8 The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been severely injured, a senior government official said on Saturday.

Fears in India as Kuwait looks to cap migrant worker numbers

20 Jul 2020

KOCHI/NEW DELHI/AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With no job or savings, Indian electrician Shibhu Clemance had hoped to return to work in Kuwait - until he learned of a proposal to drastically cut back on migrants in the country.

Indian city imposes 'triple lockdown' as coronavirus cases surge

08 Jul 2020

KOCHI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The capital of an Indian state that won praise for its early handling of the coronavirus pandemic has enforced a strict lockdown after a surge in cases, with one minister saying the city was "sitting on an active volcano".

Indian city imposes 'triple lockdown' as coronavirus cases surge

08 Jul 2020

KOCHI, India, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The capital of an Indian state that won praise for its early handling of the coronavirus pandemic has enforced a strict lockdown after a surge in cases, with one minister saying the city was "sitting on an active volcano".

Indian girl's suicide sparks protest over access to online classes

02 Jun 2020

KOCHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Students protested in southern India on Tuesday after the suicide of a teenage girl who was unable to attend online classes because she did not have a television or smartphone.

Indian girl's suicide sparks protest over access to online classes

02 Jun 2020

KOCHI, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Students protested in southern India on Tuesday after the suicide of a teenage girl who was unable to attend online classes because she did not have a television or smartphone.

South Asia scrambles to bring home crisis-hit migrant workers

19 May 2020

NEW DELHI/KOCHI/KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Asian nations are scrambling to repatriate hundreds of thousands of migrants stuck abroad without work due to the coronavirus crisis - a huge challenge that risks sparking social unrest and spreading COVID-19, labour experts and researchers say.

World News

Biden leads Trump nationally, but race much tighter in key states

The U.S. presidential race is much closer than national surveys suggest, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls in battleground states that show Democrat Joe Biden with only a slim lead over President Donald Trump in three highly competitive states and in a dead heat in three others.