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  • ** FILE ** Indian Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in the premises of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)

    Landslide hits Indian village; 150 may be trapped

    A landslide hit a remote village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said.

  • India's Archdiocese of Madurai given new bishop

    Pope Francis appointed Bishop Antony Pappusamy of Dindigal, located in India's Tamil Nadu state, as Archbishop of Madurai on July 26.

  • Russia's Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, left, India's Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, second left, Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega, center, China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, second right, and South Africa Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, right, sign an agreement creating a development bank during the BRICS 2014 summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The leaders of the BRICS nations are meeting in Brazil for a summit where they are expected to officially create a bailout and development fund worth $100 billion. It's meant to be an alternative to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which are seen as being dominated by the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    FEDEWA: BRICS vs. the dollar: The latest challenges

    Lost behind the tragic headlines of recent weeks was an event of potentially historic importance to the reign of "King Dollar." For some time, the coalition of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (known as BRICS) has been talking about staking a competitor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Last week, they announced a $100 billion capitalization of a Contingent Reserve Arrangement for BRICS' New Development Bank.

  • How poor sanitation in India makes children malnourished

    A child in India is more likely to be malnourished than a child in a country such as Zimbabwe or Somalia, where poverty and lack of food are much more rampant. Studies show that poor sanitation may be the cause.

  • Indian cardinal appeals for peace after crucifix vandalized

    After a statue of a crucifix in Mumbai was vandalized in the early hours of Monday morning, the city's archbishop has appealed for peace and prayers.

  • Catholics in Holy Land pray for peace, reconciliation

    Under the back and forth of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, concerned Catholic migrants from India are praying for peace in the Holy Land.

  • Indian bishop-elect aims to show God's love to new flock

    Fr. Theodore Mascarenhas, who was appointed Wednesday to be an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Ranchi in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, has voiced his enthusiasm for the task.

  • Indian bishop's residence dedicated to St John Paul II

    With gratitude to St. John Paul II for his legacy and inspiration in serving young people, the Diocese of Miao has dedicated its new episcopal residence to the late Pope.

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2012, file photo, a train hauls coal north out of downtown Seattle from the Rockies toward British Columbia. Regulators have received an unprecedented number of public comments on the disputed proposal to export millions of tons of coal to Asia from a facility along the Columbia River in Washington. Officials are preparing to sift through more than 163,000 comments to decide which environmental effects should be reviewed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    Obama pleas to China, India to forgo use of coal falls on deaf ears

    Coal may have played an integral role in turning the U.S. into the world's top economic superpower, but President Obama is actively pushing China, India and other emerging economies to ignore the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution and instead embrace renewable sources favored by those on the political left.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Elihu Yale'

    How many people would identify Yale University with far-off Wales and much further-off Madras (now Chennai) on the East coast of India?

  • This photo taken on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, shows a field of winter wheat near Andover, Kan. The Agriculture Department's production forecast released Wednesday, June 11, 2014,  estimates the Kansas crop at 243.6 million bushels, down from 260.4 million bushels forecast a month ago. Kansas has been hard hit by drought and recent rains have come too late to help the wheat. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Fernando Salazar) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

    EDITORIAL: Hypocrisy down on the farm

    The Senate on Thursday delayed the vote on a $180 billion "minibus" spending package that includes a few billion for the Agriculture Department and related agencies. This will complement the separate $100 billion-a-year farm bill enacted earlier in the year. These agricultural handouts are once more igniting fierce trade disputes with India and China.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fishing Fleet'

    British historian Anne de Courcy has a marvelous knack for choosing the less-trodden path to provide priceless sidelong looks into fascinating corners of history.

  • UN deplores gruesome rape, murder of teenage girls in India

    United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has decried the rape and murder of two Indian teens, stating that the crime is inhumane and the government is being dismissive.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Midnight's Descendants'

    Empires seldom die quietly. It took centuries of anarchy and darkness before European civilization would recover from the collapse of the Roman Empire.

  • Two Indians among those approved for canonization

    Pope Francis has called an ordinary public consistory to set the canonization date for six Blesseds, including Fr. Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Mother Eufrasia Eluvathingal of the Sacred Heart from India.

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