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The Latest: UN will press global community for cyclone aid

Mar. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Idai and the flooding damage to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 7:10 p.m. United Nations deputy spokesman Farhan Haq says the U.N. will ask the international community for money to help victims of Cyclone Idai but "at this stage what we want to...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home,...

The Latest: Death toll in mosque attacks rises to 50

Mar. 16, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Sunday New Zealand police say they have found another body at one of the mosques that was attacked, raising the death toll in the shootings to 50. New Zealand Police Commissioner...

The Latest: New Zealand rugby match canceled for mourning

Mar. 15, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A Super Rugby match between the Christchurch-based Crusaders and the Dunedin-based Highlanders has been canceled in the wake of the shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people....

Pakistan standoff helps India's Modi shift focus from jobs

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A standoff with nuclear rival Pakistan appears to have given Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, a boost ahead of national elections set to begin in April. After a suicide bombing killed 40 soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir,...

India, Pakistan officials meet to discuss border opening

Mar. 14, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials from India and Pakistan met Thursday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh shrine just inside Pakistan. A Pakistani delegation crossed over to the Indian side of the land border at Wagah-Attari for the talks....

Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire in Kashmir, killing 1

Mar. 11, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

MUZAFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says Indian troops from across the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region have shelled the Pakistani-controlled sector, killing a 70-year-old man. Local police chief Arshad Naqvi said on Monday that the man was visiting his daughter the previous day...

Indian elections to begin April 11 as Modi seeks re-election

Mar. 10, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Election Commission announced Sunday that national elections will begin April 11, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeks a second term. About 900 million people are eligible to vote in a staggered process that allows the government to deploy tens of...

India returns key diplomat to Pakistan as tensions ease

Mar. 9, 2019 12:01 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Saturday that it was returning a key diplomat to Pakistan's capital amid an easing of tensions between the nuclear neighbors, but also demanded that its archrival take concrete steps against terrorists operating from its territory. India's high commissioner to Pakistan was to...

Popular support for militants complicates Pakistan crackdown

Mar. 8, 2019 11:04 AM EST

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — On the congested streets of Bahawalpur, a city in southern Pakistan's jihadi heartland, emotions run high in favor of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a U.N.-designated terror group that recently pushed nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war. Such support complicates Prime...