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Shootout between Kashmir rebels, Indian police kills 4

Jun. 12, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A heated gunbattle between militants and Indian police broke out Saturday in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing at least two police and two civilians, officials said. Anti-India protests later erupted during the civilians' funerals in Sopore,...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

Bus carrying pilgrims overturns in SW Pakistan, killing 20

Jun. 11, 2021 05:47 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A speeding bus carrying pilgrims overturned on a highway and fell into a ravine in a remote area in southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Friday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 50 others, police and officials said. The accident happened...

Pakistan police say bus carrying pilgrims has crashed in country's southwest, killing at least 19 and injuring 50

Jun. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan police say bus carrying pilgrims has crashed in country's southwest, killing at least 19 and injuring 50.

Pakistani police arrests cleric over threats to kill Malala

Jun. 10, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him went viral on social media, in which he threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about marriage, officials said Thursday. The cleric, Mufti Sardar Ali...

2 police officers protecting Pakistan polio team shot dead

Jun. 09, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle Wednesday shot and killed two police officers assigned to protect polio vaccination workers in northwest Pakistan before fleeing, police said. The attack happened in the district of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province...

Banned Pakistani TV host apologizes over speech against army

Jun. 09, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A prominent Pakistani journalist who was banned and taken off air by his TV station after he criticized the country’s military last month at a protest against growing attacks on journalists has offered an apology, saying he had no intention to defame the army. ...

Official: Death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan train collision

Jun. 08, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from a horrific collision of two trains in southern Pakistan rose to 65 on Tuesday after rescuers pulled 15 more bodies from crumpled cars a day after the crash, government officials said. The collision took place on a dilapidated...

Train barrels into another in Pakistan, killing at least 51

Jun. 07, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

GHOTKI, Pakistan (AP) — An express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 51 people and setting off a desperate effort to search the crumpled cars for survivors and the dead, authorities said. More than 100 other...

Gas cylinder blast at roadside market kills 8 in Pakistan

Jun. 07, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A gas cylinder exploded at a small roadside market in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing eight people and injuring two others, police said. The blast took place in Mashkel, a remote town in Baluchistan province bordering neighboring Iran,...