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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claims it has won re-election with commanding lead in vote count

May. 23, 2019 5:41 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party claims it has won re-election with commanding lead in vote count.

The Latest: Modi's party builds on lead in India vote count

May. 23, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general elections results (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party have a commanding lead in early vote counting from the country's six-week general election. Election Commission data show the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in...

Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted

May. 23, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party had a commanding lead as votes were counted Thursday after a six-week general election, sending the stock market soaring in anticipation of another five-year term for the Hindu nationalist leader. Election Commission data by late morning...

Early results show Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party leading India's vote count

May. 23, 2019 12:11 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Early results show Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party leading India's vote count.

UN demands Britain end rule of Chagos Islands in 6 months

May. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to demand that Britain end its "colonial administration" of the Chagos Islands, which include the U.S. air base on Diego Garcia, and return them to Mauritius within six months. The 193-member world body approved a resolution...

India's Election Commission rejects ballot tampering claims

May. 22, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Election Commission rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of the counting of votes Thursday that will determine the outcome of the country's mammoth national elections. Authorities on Wednesday tightened security at counting centers...

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...