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India vs Pakistan: More than just cricket at the World Cup

Jun. 15, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's the contest for continental supremacy played on a global stage. It's the mini-title game of the World Cup group stage for more than 1 billion people in two cricket-crazed countries — the nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan. The sport British colonizers...

Border Patrol locates missing mother, daughter from India

Jun. 14, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the U.S. Border Patrol has located a mother and 8-year-old daughter from India who had been with a 7-year-old daughter whose body was found in the Arizona desert near the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday in a statement that the missing...

Pakistan's anti-graft body arrests sister of ex-president

Jun. 14, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's anti-graft body has arrested the sister of former president Asif Ali Zardari in connection with a multi-million-dollar money laundering case following rejection of her bail by a court. Faryal Talpur, also a politician, was taken into custody Thursday by the National...

Indian police accuse man of spreading Islamic State ideology

Jun. 14, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police said they have arrested a Facebook friend of the suspected mastermind of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka for spreading Islamic State group ideology on social media to recruit young people to participate in a terrorist attack in southern India. A criminal case was...

5 suspects in Easter bombings extradited to Sri Lanka

Jun. 14, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Five key suspects in Easter Sunday bomb attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels have been extradited from the Middle East, police said Friday. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the suspects arrived early Friday from Saudi Arabia after their arrest in an unspecified Middle...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jun. 14, 2019 1:52 AM EDT

Huge crowds of students and human rights activists protested in Hong Kong against a proposed law that would allow residents to be sent to mainland China for criminal trials. Clashes between the protesters and police were violent at times, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets. In other images from the...

Body of child believed to be from India found at US border

Jun. 13, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a child believed to be a 7-year-old girl from India has been found near the Arizona-Mexico border. They say the body was discovered Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Lukeville. The girl reportedly had been...

Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, waves and rain Thursday and was forecast to bring dangerous weather conditions even as it veered away from the subcontinent's western coast. The India Meteorological Department said Cyclone Vayu, named after...

Indian authorities say no survivors of air force plane crash

Jun. 13, 2019 7:37 AM EDT

GAHUATI, India (AP) — There were no survivors of a military transport plane crash last week in a mountainous area near the border with China, Indian authorities said Thursday. A team of rescuers airlifted to a place lower on the mountain in Arunachal Pradesh, India's northeastern-most state, climbed up to...

Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

Jun. 13, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, wave and rain Thursday and was forecast to still bring dangerous weather even as it veered away from the western coast. The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, the season's second major storm...