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Gunmen kill 2 policemen, polio worker in northwest Pakistan

Jun. 28, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday during a door-to-door inoculation campaign in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing two policemen and a polio worker, police said. No one immediately...

India's prime minister visits the UAE, showcasing deep ties

Jun. 28, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Emirati President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on a visit to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, showcasing deep ties between the major trade partners. From the oil-rich capital of Abu...

Arrest of Indian Muslim journalist sparks widespread outrage

Jun. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in New Delhi have arrested a Muslim journalist for allegedly hurting religious sentiment in what many slammed as the latest example of shrinking media freedom under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. Mohammed Zubair, a co-founder of...

Building collapse kills 3 people in India's Mumbai city

Jun. 28, 2022 03:29 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — A dilapidated residential building collapsed in India's financial and entertainment capital, Mumbai, killing at least three people and injuring 11 others, officials said Tuesday. The four-story building collapsed late Monday night in the Kurla area of Mumbai....

AP PHOTOS: Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

Jun. 28, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As a teenage schoolboy, Syeedna Ismail Hussain Banday cultivated pigeon keeping as his favorite hobby in the heart of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Three decades later, though he went on to become a civil engineer and set up his own construction company, his untiring love for...

Live updates | Erdogan adamant on Sweden, Finland NATO bids

Jun. 27, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the summit of NATO leaders that will start on Tuesday in Madrid: ___ Turkey’s president...

Oil price cap could strike Russia's war chest — if enforced

Jun. 27, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Leaders of the world’s biggest developed economies are weighing a cap on the price of Russian oil meant to strike at the main pillar of the Kremlin's finances following its invasion of Ukraine — and to limit the havoc that high energy prices are wreaking...

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

Jun. 27, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted as a result of the Indian Ocean nation's economic collapse. The plan comes as Washington and its allies aim to cut off energy imports...

Pakistani court sentences militant linked to Mumbai attacks

Jun. 27, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan sentenced one of the militants linked to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India to 15 years in prison for terror financing unrelated to the assaults, according to court documents viewed by The Associated Press on Monday. Sajid Majeed Mir, 43, was...

Death toll of children in Afghanistan quake rises to 155

Jun. 27, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll of children in last week's devastating earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan has risen to at least 155, the United Nations said as the scope of the deadliest quake to hit the impoverished country in two decades comes into focus. The U.N.'s...