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The death toll soars past 130 from suspension bridge collapse in India

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Hundreds of people plunged into the river when a bridge collapsed in the state of Gujarat. The bridge had recently reopened to the public after a renovation.

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Cinemas have reopened in Kashmir after 2 decades — but few moviegoers are showing up

Sunday, October 30, 2022

The cinemas, shut down after threats from separatist militants, reopened last month. Moviegoers pass through an Indian police checkpoint and are frisked at the theater entrance for bombs and weapons.

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After more than two decades, movie theaters reopen in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Forced shut during a 1990s insurgency, cinemas are reopening in Kashmir. A new generation will now get to see Bollywood idols on the big screen. Is it a political maneuver, or a return to normalcy?

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For Kashmiris, resolution to decades of conflict remains a distant dream

Sunday, August 21, 2022

As India marks 75 years of independence this month, many in Jammu and Kashmir may feel there's little to celebrate. Kashmir, claimed by India and Pakistan, has seen decades of separatist violence.

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YouTube videos are helping reunite loved ones separated by the India-Pakistan border

Friday, August 12, 2022

Two Pakistani friends make videos in which those who lived through India's 1947 Partition describe loved ones they lost at the time. With viewers' help, siblings and others are reunited after decades.

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Sri Lankan lawmakers chose 6-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as president

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sri Lanka has been struggling to buy essential imports such as fuel and medicine, and feed its population. The new president has numerous challenges ahead of him.

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A state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka as leaders try to 'restore order'

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka as protestors call for the removal of the man who has replaced the President — who fled to the Maldives in a military jet overnight.

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Protesters in Sri Lanka say they won't leave the president's palace until he's ousted

Monday, July 11, 2022

Sri Lanka is slipping further into crisis — first with bankruptcy and now a power vacuum. Thousands descended on the president's residence in protest of the government's economic mismanagement.

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This burning train is a symbol of the anger of India's out-of-work youth

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The country is in the midst of a job crisis. The rate of unemployment is about 13% among educated youth. Those who work in the informal sector vie for jobs with no security. Why are things so bad?

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Young people in India, even those with multiple degrees, are unemployed

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

India's educated young people are demanding suitable jobs, but they don't exist. Plus, wages are declining. This came to a head with riots in some of the poorest districts of northern India.

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India's ruling party says crime is down. Muslims say they've never felt less safe

Saturday, March 05, 2022

India's Hindu nationalists say they've drastically cut crime in Uttar Pradesh, where key elections are underway. Human rights advocates say there's been a spike in police brutality against minorities.

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