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Trump to attend Modi Houston rally, Ohio visit with Morrison

Sep. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will attend a Houston rally next week featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. The White House says Trump will use the "Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures" event to "emphasize the strong ties between the people of the United States and India" and...

Correction: Sikh Killed-Anniversary story

Sep. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Sept. 15 about the anniversary of an Indian Sikh immigrant gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he died in 2011. He died in 2001. A corrected version of the story is below: Sikh preaches love 18 years after...

12 dead, 25 missing in boat accident on southern India river

Sep. 15, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A sightseeing boat capsized on a swollen river in southern India on Sunday, killing 12 people and leaving 25 others missing, an official said. Andra Pradesh state's home minister, M. Sucharita, said there were 61 people — 50 passengers and 11 crew members, all of them Indian...

AP NewsAlert

Sep. 15, 2019 7:26 AM EDT
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Official says 12 dead, 35 missing in boat accident on southern India river.

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier, woman in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — India and Pakistan traded fire along their highly militarized frontier in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, Pakistani officials said, leaving a Pakistani soldier and woman killed, and wounding six others wounded in separate incidents. The two South Asian neighbors...

Gunmen kill 4 Pakistani troops in attacks near Afghan border

Sep. 14, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says gunmen have killed four of its soldiers in two different attacks in the country's northwest near the Afghan border. A military statement Saturday says troops building a fence along the border in the Dir area came under attack from across the border. The firing killed three...

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

Sep. 14, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

HEFF SHIRMAL, India (AP) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar's house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he...

AP Photos: Nepal festival season starts with goddess, dance

Sep. 13, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Devotees pulled a girl believed to be a living goddess, Kumari, around Nepal's capital on a wooden chariot as tens of thousands of people lined the streets to get a glimpse and receive a blessing. President Bidhya Devi Bhadari and other top officials were among those seeking a...

Taliban visits Moscow days after Trump says talks 'dead'

Sep. 13, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative told The Associated Press, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the Taliban's Qatar-based spokesman Suhail...