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Pakistan's troops and rescue workers look for survivors amid the rubble of a damaged building following the explosion, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Police and rescuers say a powerful blast has ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Blast in multistory building kills 3, injures 15 in Pakistan

Oct. 21, 2020 2:29 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful blast ripped through a multistory building in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others, police and rescuers said. It was not immediately clear what caused the blast, but it appeared to be an accidental...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Pakistan's Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa attends a military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's army chief Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, ordered an investigation into allegations that a provincial police chief was kidnapped by army troops to force him to order the arrest of the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Pakistan army to probe troops' role in arrest of politician

Oct. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief Tuesday ordered an investigation into allegations that a provincial police chief was kidnapped by army troops to force him to order the arrest of the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. In a statement, the military said army chief Gen. Qamar Javed...

FILE - In this July 8, 2018 file photo, Mohammad Safdar, son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leads a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistani police arrested Safdar on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 after he led a crowd in chanting against the military at the tomb of the country's founder. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Pakistan police detain son-in-law of exiled former premier

Oct. 19, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police briefly detained the son-in-law of exiled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday, accusing him of leading a crowd in a chant against the military at the tomb of the country’s founder. The arrest of Mohammad Safdar came after Sharif’s Pakistan...

Pakistan officials: Militants ambush oil convoy, killing 15

Oct. 15, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants ambushed a convoy of Pakistani oil and gas workers escorted by paramilitary troops in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan on Thursday, killing 15 people, intelligence officials said. The attack was initially claimed by the Baluchistan Liberation Front, a...

Pakistan cleric killed in apparent sectarian attack

Oct. 11, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot and killed a religious scholar who belongs to a little-known branch of Islam in Pakistan's bustling city of Karachi, police said on Sunday. The killing of Maulana Adil Khan was immediately condemned and seen as an attempt to trigger sectarian...

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The Latest: Key US senators test positive for virus

Oct. 2, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett and whether additional senators may have been exposed. North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and Utah...

A group of five people have lunch together at the Newton Food Center Friday, June 19, 2020, in Singapore. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, work out at gyms and get together with five people or less after most lockdown restrictions were lifted Friday. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US extends ban on cruise ships through October

Sep. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are extending the U.S. ban on cruise ships through the end of October amid reports of recent outbreaks of the new coronavirus on ships overseas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday that it was extending a no-sail order on cruise ships...

FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the alleged mastermind behind the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl's kidnap-slaying, appears at the court in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's Supreme Court is to hear an appeal Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in the gruesome 2002 beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

Pakistan's top court accepts appeal by Daniel Pearl's family

Sep. 28, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday accepted an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl seeking to keep a British-born Pakistani man on death row over the beheading of the Wall Street Journal reporter. The court delayed until next week hearing the appeal over the...

Rescue workers examine a burnt van at the accident site on a highway about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. A passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway in southern Pakistan killed and injured some people, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

13 killed in van fire on highway in southern Pakistan

Sep. 27, 2020 4:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thirteen people were killed after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway heading to Pakistan's port city of Karachi overnight, police said Sunday. The van fell in a ditch after it was struck by an object from another vehicle late Saturday night, said Senior...

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 1 soldier in Kashmir

Sep. 27, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military said Sunday that Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing one soldier. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated, causing “substantial...