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Kashmir group seeks UN probe into torture by India troops

May. 20, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent rights group in Indian-controlled Kashmir is advocating for the United Nations to establish a commission of inquiry to investigate what it calls the endemic use of torture by government forces amid a decades-long anti-India uprising in the disputed region. The...

World shares mixed with no easing of China-US trade dispute

May. 20, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined in Europe on Monday after a mixed day in Asia in the absence of positive updates on the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 0.7% at 7,297.67 while Germany's DAX declined 1.2% to 12,091.38. The CAC 40 in France shed 1.2% to 5,374.14. Wall Street...

Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia

May. 20, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set to keep incumbents in office. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.3% to 21,343.09 after the government reported Monday that the economy grew at a...

India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday

May. 19, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on Thursday,...

The Latest: India's mammoth national election ends

May. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on India's general election (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Voting in India's mammoth national election has ended with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, with exit polls predicting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist...

AP PHOTOS: Indians vote in final phase of election

May. 19, 2019 1:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's marathon general election, the world's largest democratic exercise, is nearing the finish line. The first of the election's seven staggered phases was held on April 11. On Sunday, the final phase takes place, with voting for the remaining 60 seats in the 543-member lower house of...

India's ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal

May. 17, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections concluding this week by diluting the strength of a formidable opponent, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The battle...

Iran foreign minister visits India amid falling oil revenue

May. 14, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi, days after India decided to follow U.S. restrictions on buying Iranian oil. India's foreign ministry said Zarif held discussions with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on issues of mutual...

Indian prime minister mocked for Pakistan airstrike gaffe

May. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been skewered by the opposition for going ahead with an airstrike in Pakistan on the mistaken belief that cloudy skies would help India's air force avoid radar detection. In a television interview broadcast Saturday, Modi said he used his "raw...

India's marathon election reaches next-to-last phase

May. 12, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indians voted Sunday in the next-to-last round of a six-week-long national election marked by a highly acrimonious campaign that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi blame opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi's family for the country's ills. Sunday's voting in 59 constituencies, including...