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FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court is to hear an appeal Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

Pakistan's top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl's family

Sep. 28, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over the...

Pakistani opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif waves while being escorted by officials at Lahore High Court after his bail was rejected, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Pakistan's anti-graft body arrested Sharif Monday over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him, a move coming just before planned protests next month by his party seeking to force Prime Minister Imran Khan's resignation. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistan arrests opposition leader ahead of planned protests

Sep. 28, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s anti-graft body arrested an opposition leader Monday over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him, a move coming just before planned protests next month by his party seeking to force Prime Minister Imran Khan's...

In this picture provided by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, second left, is accompanied by Pakistani officials upon his arrival at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Afghanistan's top official in negotiations with the Taliban arrived in Pakistan's capital Monday on a three-day trip during which he will meet with the country's prime minister and other government officials. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP)

Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban talks arrives in Pakistan

Sep. 28, 2020 3:47 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan's top official in negotiations with the Taliban arrived in Pakistan's capital Monday on a three-day trip during which he will meet with the country's prime minister and other government officials. Abdullah Abdullah, who leads the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation,...

In this photo made from UNTV video, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at UN Headquarters. (UNTV Via AP )

At UN, India vows to help produce virus vaccine for world

Sep. 27, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus vaccines while making no mention Saturday of the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on his own country, where the enormous population has suffered among the highest numbers of cases...

In this image made from UNTV video, Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at UN headquarters. (UNTV via AP)

At UN, Pakistani leader says India sponsors anti-Muslim hate

Sep. 27, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world...

Rescue workers examine a burnt van at the accident site on a highway about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. A passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway in southern Pakistan killed and injured some people, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

13 killed in van fire on highway in southern Pakistan

Sep. 27, 2020 4:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thirteen people were killed after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway heading to Pakistan's port city of Karachi overnight, police said Sunday. The van fell in a ditch after it was struck by an object from another vehicle late Saturday night, said Senior...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier in Kashmir

Sep. 27, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Sunday that Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing one soldier. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated, causing “substantial...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

In this photo made from UNTV video, Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at UN Headquarters. (UNTV Via AP )

The Latest: Boris Johnson to urge global unity against virus

Sep. 25, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): 6:25 a.m. Japan’s new prime minister says he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.” The Games this year were postponed because...

Media rights group denounces arrest of Pakistani journalist

Sep. 25, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international media rights group on Friday voiced concern over the brief arrest of a Pakistani journalist this week for allegedly carrying weapons while reporting on a court case in the capital, saying Pakistani authorities should investigate the misuse of law in order to stop the...