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5 former Michigan Catholic priests charged with sex crimes

May. 24, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan prosecutors announced the filing of sexual abuse charges Friday against five former Catholic priests as part of a state attorney general's investigation into clergy abuse going back decades. Attorney General Dana Nessel said the priests served in dioceses in Detroit, Lansing and...

The Latest: 5 priests charged with sex crimes in Michigan

May. 24, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says prosecutors have brought sexual abuse charges against five Catholic priests as part of her office's...

Fire in tutoring center kills 17 students in western India

May. 24, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 17 teenage students were killed in a fire that broke out Friday in a tutoring center in the western Indian city of Surat, police said. Police officer Praveen Chaudhary said more than a dozen students were hospitalized with burns. The students were attending a class when the fire...

India's ruling party takes 303 of 525 seats in election win

May. 24, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with leaders of his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday following his thunderous victory in national elections. Modi met with his outgoing Cabinet ministers and later presented his resignation along with theirs to President Ram Nath...

Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat

May. 24, 2019 8:54 AM EDT
SURAT, India (AP) — Indian news agency reports that 15 children have been killed in a building fire in the western state of Gujarat.

India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

May. 24, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory. Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform...

India troops kill top Kashmir militant linked to al-Qaida

May. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed a top militant commander linked to al-Qaida, officials said on Friday, as authorities restricted internet access and enforced a curfew to prevent anti-India protests. Zakir Musa was killed Thursday evening in a gunfight after...

Analysis: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi's challenges

May. 24, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first term as "filling in potholes" — shorthand for addressing the country's basic needs. In a campaign speech in April, he pledged his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the next five years would "try to address people's...

India's Modi facing urgent economic challenges after win

May. 24, 2019 3:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dissatisfaction with India's lagging economy didn't deter voters from handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party a landslide parliamentary election victory. Now, they'll be expecting something in return: faster, bolder action on long-promised reforms to transform...

India's Modi paints image of Hindu ascetic called to power

May. 24, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the saffron robe sat cross-legged with his eyes closed, back to the wall of a cave framed by the Himalayas. This was India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi's latest production, traveling to a remote mountain temple with a preferred TV news crew to show the world India's leader...