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Indian opposition wants Modi to clarify Trump Kashmir claim

Jul. 23, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian opposition leaders on Tuesday angrily demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clarify his position in Parliament about President Donald Trump mediating in India's long-running dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar read out a statement in the...

India launches spacecraft to explore water deposits on moon

Jul. 22, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay. Scientists at the mission control center burst into applause as the rocket lifted off in clear weather as scheduled at 2:43 p.m. from...

Trump seeks Pakistan's help to end long Afghanistan war

Jul. 22, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and wipe the country "off the face of the earth." The president made the statement at the White House as he praised Pakistan Prime...

India disputes that it asked Trump to mediate Kashmir fight

Jul. 22, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — India is disputing President Donald Trump's comment that it asked him to mediate the long-running dispute over Kashmir. India's Ministry of External Affairs says "no such request" has been made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It said in a statement issued Monday on Twitter that it...

89 safely rescued after Mumbai office building catches fire

Jul. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Firefighters rescued 89 people after a nine-story office building caught fire on Monday in Mumbai, India's financial capital, an official said. No injuries were reported. Sixteen fire engines battled the blaze and evacuated people from the building using hydraulic platforms in the...

The Latest: India sends unmanned mission to moon's far side

Jul. 22, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — The Latest on India's launch of an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon (all times local): 2:55 p.m. India's space agency says it has launched an unmanned spacecraft to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem. Scientists at...

India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week

Jul. 22, 2019 5:19 AM EDT
SRIHARIKOTA, India (AP) — India's space agency says it has launched unmanned mission to moon's south pole after aborted attempt last week.

33 villagers killed in lightning storm in northern India

Jul. 22, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Officials say dozens of people have died in a thunderstorm that struck the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. State disaster relief official Sandhya says that lightning Sunday killed 33 people and injured 13 more. The official who only goes by one name said that 20 houses collapsed...

Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldier

Jul. 21, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians. An army statement Sunday says Indian troops opened fire the previous night and that Pakistan responded. It says the wounded include two young girls and a...

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

Jul. 21, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed...