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Gunmen ambush Pakistani troops in SW, killing 3, wounding 8

Jul. 14, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants armed with assault rifles ambushed security forces as they patrolled a remote town in southwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least three troops and wounding eight others, the military said. The attack took place near the town of Panjgoor in Baluchistan province, the...

A man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus sits near a red lantern outside a restaurant in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. China reported eight new cases, all of them brought from outside the country, as domestic community infections fall to near zero. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Hawaii to wait to waive quarantine requirement

Jul. 13, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing an increasing number of cases locally, “uncontrolled” outbreaks in several U.S. mainland states and a shortage of...

Pakistan says 4 troops, 4 militants killed in shootout in NW

Jul. 12, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military on Sunday said four soldiers and four militants were killed during a shootout in the rugged northwestern region of North Waziristan, which borders Afghanistan. A statement from the military’s public relations wing said the exchange of fire took place after the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham puts on her face mask when not speaking during an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference in the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding, a move that could mean the loss of additional financial assistance for some Native American communities. She used her veto pen to scratch out entire paragraphs of the budget to prevent the Legislature from earmarking $318 million in federal virus relief funding for local governments. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

Jul. 9, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled the sweeping...

Relatives and party workers carry the coffins of a politician Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father and brother during their joint funeral in Bandipora town, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Unidentified assailants late Wednesday fatally shot Bari, a leader with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, along with his father and brother in Kashmir, police said, in a first major attack against India’s ruling party members in the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Pro-India leader, 2 family members killed in Kashmir

Jul. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Unidentified assailants fatally shot a pro-India politician in Kashmir along with his father and brother, police said, in the first major attack against members of India’s ruling party in the disputed region. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir for...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...

FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at a military base in Makassar, Indonesia. The spokesman of Pakistan’s national carrier said Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that the airline is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the crash, which killed 97 people on board, resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority. (AP Photo, File)

Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal

Jul. 8, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company's spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on board...

Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus have their documents checked by security officers before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Air New Zealand puts hold on new flight bookings

Jul. 6, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s national carrier has put a temporary hold on new bookings for flights into the country while the government tries to find enough quarantined hotel rooms for people returning home. Air New Zealand says the hold will last for three weeks and it is also trying...

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks volunteer Alejandro Ortiz closes the gate after allowing an overnight camper access to the parking lot at Francis Beach at Half Moon Bay State Park in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Friday, July 3, 2020. California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the parking lots of state beaches to close for the Fourth of July weekend to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Half Moon Bay added to the closure by restricting visitors access to the beach. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group via AP)

The Latest: Calif gov warns local officials on enforcement

Jul. 3, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning local elected officials that they risk losing state funding if they don’t enforce health orders as the coronavirus pandemic worsens. Newsom has rolled back or limited some businesses reopening in Los Angeles and 20 other counties, now including...

India to buy 33 Russian fighter aircraft for $2.43 billion

Jul. 2, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s defense ministry on Thursday approved the purchase of 21 Russian MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft costing $2.43 billion to augment its air force as the country faces security challenges on its borders with China and Pakistan. The planes will supplement 59...