President Barack Obama said the United States could be India's "best partner" Tuesday but urged his hosts to do more in the battle against climate change as he wrapped up a three-day visit to New Delhi. Speaking to an audience of mainly young people, the US president said their countries could forge "one of the defining partnerships of this century" but warned the war against climate change would not "stand a chance" without India and also fired a warning about religious tolerance. The speech was the finale of a packed visit which has seen a dramatic upturn in an often troubled relationship, including the signing of a new "friendship" pact between Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "India and the United States are not just natural partners -- I believe that America can be India's best partner," said Obama after receiving a rapturous welcome from a group of around 1,500 people.
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both Japanese hostage Kenji Goto and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as questions rose Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis.