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At least 23 people were killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India, railway officials said Sunday.
According to a government report in 2012, about 15,000 people are killed every year in train accidents.
Fewer or no U. S. boots on the ground and calls for re-negotiating the trade accord would raise serious questions for many in South Korea about the decadeslong military alliance between the countries that was forged in the bloodshed of the Korean War.
Japan regularly infuriates Seoul when senior politicians visit a shrine that honors war dead including convicted criminals; when Tokyo renews claims to disputed islets; and when officials approve history textbooks that Seoul believes whitewash Japan's wartime aggression.
Indians have long been known as a touchy bunch, so much so the makers of last year's blockbuster sequel "Independence Day 2" reportedly excluded all Indian landmarks from the scenes of mayhem and devastation wrought by the movie's invading aliens.
In some cases, Indians have been so easily offended that it's taken everyone else by surprise, such as when a superbug discovered in New Delhi was named after the Indian capital, or when an Indian diplomat was subjected to a routine body search when arrested in 2013 for allegedly mistreating her Indian maid in New York City.
Self-appointed "cow vigilantes" have attacked villagers suspected of killing cows, considered sacred in Hinduism and yet a vital source of income for many Muslims.
British rock band Coldplay triggered anger with a music video on India that showed stereotypical images of the country with Hindu holy men, peacocks and colorful festivals.
Economic concerns remain foremost for the leadership and officials have responded to complaints from Trump and others over alleged unfair trade practices by again arguing against restrictions on the export of sensitive U.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - At least 26 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India, in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.
PANGSAN, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a remote casino in northeastern Myanmar, China's pervasive campaign against graft has taken its toll. Hundreds of local traders and farmers place petty bets as low as 10 cents, outnumbering a few Chinese who were once the VIPs of a gambling hall decorated with chandeliers and Renaissance-style paintings.
Red, white and blue balloons rained down over crystal chandeliers in the soaring atrium of the Trump International Hotel at midnight Friday — "a new inaugural tradition," its social media account promised. But while President Donald Trump's hotel in Washington did serve as a hub of inaugural activities,