As an Indian American, I have had the privilege of living in the two largest democracies in the world. One of those, the United States of America, came into being in part because of the free press. The other, India, has the reputation of having the most vibrant and free press in the developing world.
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday announced the "termination of all combat operations" in Marawi, saying the conflict-hit city has been cleared of all terrorists.
Five women were killed by a passenger train in Bihar's Munger district on Monday, police said.
Torrential rains and strong winds from Typhoon Lan's passage across Japan on Monday caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights and the closing of highways.
At least five people were killed with transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as typhoon Lan lashed Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall on Monday.
Texas authorities have discovered a child's body from a culvert near the house of three-year-old Indian American Sherin Mathews, who has been missing since October 7, the media reported.
Police resorted to mild baton charge here on Monday to disperse the fishermen protesting against the use of China made high powered engines in fishing boats.
It was a misty Monday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 18.2 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the weather office said.
Paris Jackson, model and daughter of late King of Pop Michael Jackson, flew to Puerto Rico to help distribute supplies to the families affected by a hurricane here.