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Pakistan says Indian fire in Kashmir kills soldier

Jul. 21, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian fire across the Line of Control in disputed Kashmir has killed a soldier and wounded four civilians. An army statement Sunday says Indian troops opened fire the previous night and that Pakistan responded. It says the wounded include two young girls and a...

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

Jul. 21, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed...

Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Veteran Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's longest-serving chief minister, died on Saturday after a prolonged illness. She was 81. Dikshit died at a hospital in New Delhi, where she had been admitted for treatment for a heart ailment, New Delhi Television channel said. A veteran...

Monsoon flooding death toll climbs to 164 in South Asia

Jul. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 62 in northeastern India's Assam state over the past week. A dozen...

Indian gets 10 years in prison in death of British teenager

Jul. 19, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court on Friday sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for the drugging and killing of a 15-year-old British girl whose body was found on a Goa beach in 2008. Mumbai High Court Justices R D Dhanuka and Prithviraj Chavan handed Samson D'Souza the sentence for culpable homicide two...

India reschedules launch of its moon mission for Monday

Jul. 18, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

CHENNAI, India (AP) — India's space agency said it will launch a spacecraft to the south pole of the moon on Monday after stopping an attempt this week. The Indian Space Research Organization said the Chandrayaan-2 launch is now set at 2:43 p.m. on Monday. It said Thursday that the cause of the previous...

UN court rejects Pakistan's argument in Indian spy case

Jul. 17, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case, after agreeing with India's contention the man's rights had been violated in a case that has been a source of friction...

9 killed in Indian village in clash over land dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say a village head and his supporters opened fire on a rival group in a land dispute in a northern Indian village, killing nine people and injuring four others. Police officer Brij Bhushan says two of the attackers were arrested in Murthiya, a village in Sonbhadra district, 300...

9 killed in Indian village in clash over land dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police say a village head and his supporters opened fire on a rival group in a land dispute in a northern Indian village, killing nine people and injuring four others. Police officer Brij Bhushan says two of the attackers were arrested in Murthiya, a village in Sonbhadra district, 300...

Indian court convicts 1 in 2008 death of teen British girl

Jul. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian appeals court on Wednesday convicted one of two suspects in the rape and murder of a teenage British girl whose bruised body was found on a beach in the western resort city of Goa in 2008. The Mumbai High Court overturned the acquittal of Samson D'Souza in the attack of...