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A Kashmiri cycles past a barricade set up as road blockade as a paramilitary soldier stands guard on the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Last year on Aug. 5, India’s Hindu-nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped Jammu-Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two federally governed territories. Late Tuesday, authorities lifted a curfew in Srinagar but said restrictions on public movement, transport and commercial activities would continue because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

UN discusses Kashmir for 3rd time since India ends statehood

Aug. 6, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council discussed disputed Kashmir at Pakistan's request Wednesday for the third time since India’s Hindu nationalist government decided to end the Muslim-majority region’s semi-autonomy a year ago. The U.N.’s most powerful body did not take any...

A Kashmiri cycles past a barricade set up as road blockade as a paramilitary soldier stands guard on the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Last year on Aug. 5, India’s Hindu-nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped Jammu-Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two federally governed territories. Late Tuesday, authorities lifted a curfew in Srinagar but said restrictions on public movement, transport and commercial activities would continue because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy

Aug. 5, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown. Officials lifted a curfew...

FILE - In this July 31, 2020 file photo, former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, left and  Scottish Conservative MP Douglas Ross pose for a photo, in Edinburgh. Scotland’s Conservative Party on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, appointed Ross as their new leader to fight an election next year against a dominant Scottish Nationalist Party. Ross was a minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s U.K. government until he stepped down in May after Johnson adviser Dominic Cummings broke coronavirus lockdown rules by driving 250 miles (400 kilometers) to a family home. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP, File)

Scottish Conservatives pick new leader as key election looms

Aug. 5, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scotland’s Conservative Party appointed a new leader on Wednesday as it prepares to fight an election next year against the dominant Scottish Nationalist Party. Douglas Ross said the party’s first goal must be “earning the trust of people looking for a positive and...

Bulgaria: PM Borissov offers to step down to save government

Aug. 5, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on Wednesday offered to step down if that would keep his troubled coalition government in place. Borissov told a caucus of his center-right GERB party that he would discuss the option with the leaders of the two nationalist parties that are...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram, in Ayodhya, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god Ram at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque in northern India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Indian PM lays foundation of temple at razed mosque site

Aug. 5, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

AYODHYA, India (AP) — Despite the coronavirus restricting a large crowd, Hindus rejoiced Wednesday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god, Ram, at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque. Modi offered prayers to nine stone blocks with Ram...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, an Indian paramilitary soldier patrols during a security lockdown after the Indian government stripped the Himalayan state’s semi-autonomous powers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A year after India ended disputed Kashmir's semi-autonomous status and downgraded it to a federally governed territory, authorities have begun issuing residency and land ownership rights to outsiders for the first time in almost a century. Many Kashmiris view the move as the beginning of settler colonialism aimed at engineering a demographic change in India’s only Muslim-majority region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)

India’s residency law in Kashmir amplifies demographic fears

Aug. 4, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For almost a century, no outsider was allowed to buy land and property in Indian-controlled Kashmir. That changed Aug. 5 last year when India's Hindu nationalist government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped the Himalayan state’s semi-autonomous powers and downgraded...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, an Indian national flag, left, is hoisted next to a Jammu and Kashmir state flag on the government secretariat building after New Delhi scrapped the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Indian-controlled Kashmir has remained on edge after New Delhi last summer scrapped the disputed region’s semi-autonomy amid a near-total clampdown. While deeply unpopular in Muslim-majority Kashmir, the sudden move resonated in India, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was cheered by supporters for fulfilling a long-held Hindu nationalist pledge.  (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File)

AP Explains: Kashmir on edge 1 year after major Indian shift

Aug. 4, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian-controlled Kashmir has remained on edge in the year since New Delhi scrapped the disputed region’s semi-autonomy and imposed a near-total clampdown. While deeply unpopular in Muslim-majority Kashmir, the sudden move last August resonated in much of India, where Prime...

Policemen and paramilitary soldiers patrol a road during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Authorities clamped a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s controversial decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was clamped in the region’s main city of Srinagar in view of information about protests planned by anti-India groups to mark Aug. 5 as “black day.

Curfew in parts of Kashmir ahead of revocation anniversary

Aug. 4, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities imposed a curfew in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday, a day ahead of the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a civil administrator, said the security lockdown was...

People line up to pay their respects at a memorial for former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Lee, who brought direct elections and other democratic changes to the self-governed island despite missile launches and other fierce saber-rattling by China, died on Thursday at age 97. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Taiwanese pay respects to former President Lee Teng-hui

Aug. 1, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's leaders and its people were paying their respects Saturday to former President Lee Teng-hui, who died this week at age 97 after bringing full democracy to Taiwan and incurring the wrath of China in the process. A traditional funeral bier was set up at the Taipei Guest House,...

FILE - In this May 28, 2008, file photo, Taiwan's former President Lee Teng-hui speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at his home in Taipei, Taiwan. Local media are reporting that ex-Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, who oversaw the island’s transition to full democracy, has died. Lee was 97 and had largely dropped out of public life in his later years. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

Former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan dies

Jul. 30, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui, who brought direct elections and other democratic changes to the self-governed island despite missile launches and other fierce saber-rattling by China, has died. He was 97. Taipei Veterans General Hospital said Lee died Thursday evening after...