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Pakistani hospital hit by female suicide bomber, 9 killed

Jul. 21, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded another 30. Salim Riaz...

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...

Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran

Jul. 21, 2019 4:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan. State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on "terrorists" without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of...

Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. She was 81. Dikshit died at a hospital in New Delhi, where she had been admitted for treatment for a heart ailment, New Delhi Television channel said. A veteran...

Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia

Jul. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 62 in northeastern India's Assam state over the past week. A dozen...

Pakistan's northwest tribal areas hold 1st local polls

Jul. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

JAMRUD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas held their first-ever provincial elections Saturday, in a region on the Afghan border that was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaida and other militant groups. The seven tribal areas were integrated last year into the northwestern Khyber...

Indian gets 10 years in prison in death of British teenager

Jul. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the drugging and killing of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008. Mumbai High Court Justices R D Dhanuka and Prithviraj Chavan handed Samson D'Souza the sentence for culpable homicide two...

Explosion outside Kabul University kills 8, wounds 33

Jul. 19, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful bomb exploded outside the gates of Kabul University in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding 33, according to police and health officials. Several of the wounded were in critical condition, they said. No group immediately claimed...

Pakistan's ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption case

Jul. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer in Pakistan says a former finance minister has been granted a week's bail in a corruption case involving natural gas imports. The development will delay the expected detention of ex-minister Miftah Ismail who is sought by the National Accountability Bureau. Nihal...