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Indian state lawmaker killed in suspected rebel ambush

May. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

ITANAGAR, India (AP) — Police say an Indian lawmaker in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has been killed in an ambush by suspected rebels. Police officers in the state capital of Itanagar say Legislative Assembly member Tirong Aboh of the National People's Party and 10 relatives and party...

Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

May. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The...

World shares mixed with no easing of China-US trade dispute

May. 20, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined in Europe on Monday after a mixed day in Asia in the absence of positive updates on the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.7% at 7,297.67 while Germany's DAX declined 1.2% to 12,091.38. The CAC 40 in France shed 1.2% to 5,374.14. Wall Street...

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

May. 20, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.3% to 21,343.09 after the government reported Monday that the economy grew at a...

India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday

May. 19, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on Thursday,...

The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends

May. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general election (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Voting in India's mammoth national election has ended with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, with exit polls predicting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist...

AP PHOTOS: Indians vote in final phase of election

May. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's marathon general election, the world's largest democratic exercise, is nearing the finish line. The first of the election's seven staggered phases was held on April 11. On Sunday, the final phase takes place, with voting for the remaining 60 seats in the 543-member lower house of...

India's ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

May. 17, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week by diluting the strength of a formidable opponent, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The battle...

7 combatants, 2 civilians killed in Kashmir fighting

May. 16, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five rebels, two army soldiers and two civilians were killed Thursday during two gunbattles in disputed Kashmir that triggered anti-India protests and clashes, officials and residents said. The first gunbattle broke out in a neighborhood in southern Pulwama town as police and...

Man killed over allegation of cow smuggling in Kashmir

May. 16, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A Muslim man was fatally shot and another was injured by Hindu vigilantes in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Thursday over allegations of cow smuggling. A group of Hindu men intercepted the two Muslims in the outskirts of southeastern Bhaderwah town before dawn and shot at them after an...