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At least 9 dead, dozens injured as trains collide in India's Darjeeling district, a tourist hotspot

Jun. 17, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A cargo train rammed into a passenger train in India's eastern state of West Bengal on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. Television channels showed video of one train rammed into the end of the other, with one...

US cricket team advances to second round in Twenty20 World Cup debut at Pakistan's expense

Jun. 14, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The United States cricket team made more history by reaching the second round in its Twenty20 World Cup debut after its last group game against Ireland was washed out on Friday. Rain meant the match at Broward County Stadium was abandoned without a ball...

U.S. cricket team recovers from poor start but loses to India at Twenty20 World Cup

Jun. 12, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

It started with an “lbw” for a “golden duck,” got a little worse before it got a little better, and then finished as widely expected for the United States cricket team, losing to India at the Twenty20 World Cup. The Americans entered Wednesday’s match on a huge high after...

India beats United States by 7 wickets at the cricket Twenty20 World Cup

Jun. 12, 2024 14:14 PM EDT

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — No upset this time for the United States as the home team was easily beaten by cricket heavyweight India at the Twenty20 World Cup on Wednesday. Suryakumar Yadav's half-century powered India to a seven-wicket win over the U.S., which had shocked Pakistan last...

India investigates attack by suspected militants in Kashmir that killed 9 on Hindu pilgrimage

Jun. 12, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is investigating an attack in which suspected militants fired at a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing nine and injuring 33, officials said Monday. The attack caused the vehicle to fall into a deep gorge Sunday in Jammu...

India urges Russia to return its citizens recruited by Russia's army after 2 were killed

Jun. 12, 2024 07:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Wednesday said it had urged Russia to return Indian citizens recruited by Russia's army after two were killed recently in the war in Ukraine. “I want to assure you that the Indian government has taken the matter very seriously,” foreign secretary Vinay...

The US cricket team is closing in on a major achievement at the Twenty20 World Cup

Jun. 11, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

The sport of cricket is as foreign to most Americans as driving on the left-hand side of the road or drinking warm beer. This year, though, the United States is getting a close-up view of the bat-and-ball sport originally from England that resembles a cockeyed version of baseball...

Mumbai-born Netravalkar to bowl against India stars Kohli and Sharma as US chases more cricket glory

Jun. 11, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — At age 18, Saurabh Netravalkar's ambition was to play at the highest level for India. That never happened but at 32 he's got a chance to bowl against his country of birth at the Twenty20 World Cup. The left-arm United States pacer will be watched nervously by...

Indian PM Modi names Cabinet for coalition government after his party lost majority

Jun. 10, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Narendra Modi, newly sworn in for a third straight term, named a Cabinet on Monday that retained his top ministers in crucial portfolios despite his Hindu nationalist party losing their majority in a shock election result. There was no change in the top...

Oxford University to return bronze sculpture of Hindu saint to India

Jun. 10, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University has agreed to return a 500-year-old bronze sculpture of a Hindu poet and saint to India, the university's Ashmolean Museum said. The Indian High Commission in the U.K. made a claim four years ago for the bronze figure of Tirumankai Alvar that was...