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Unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan will affect 200,000 people, a top UN official warns

Jun. 13, 2024 09:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An estimated 200,000 people in Pakistan could be affected by the upcoming monsoon season, which is expected to bring heavier rains than usual, a top U.N. official warned on Thursday. The United Nations, with help from local authorities, has prepared a contingency...

AP PHOTOS: Nomadic Muslim devotees throng a forest shrine in disputed Kashmir

Jun. 12, 2024 23:11 PM EDT

BABA NAGRI, India (AP) — The road to the Baba Nagri forest shrine in India-controlled Kashmir was a colorful spectacle. Tens of thousands of men in vibrant attires, henna-dyed beards and bright headgears thronged the Muslim shrine nestled at the base of a mountain to pay their obeisance last...

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...

Pakistan’s new government presents its first budget as it seeks a new long-term IMF bailout

Jun. 12, 2024 12:39 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s new coalition government presented its first budget in parliament on Wednesday, promising an increase of up to 25% in the salaries of government employees and setting an ambitious tax collection target while talks with the International Monetary Fund about a new...

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...

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...

Pakistani army kills 11 militants in raid in the northwest following bombing that killed 7 soldiers

Jun. 11, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

DERA ISLAMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout, killing 11 in an overnight operation in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban in the restive northwest, authorities said on Tuesday. The intelligence-based raid was in retaliation to...

World Bank approves a $1 billion loan for Pakistan's key hydropower project

Jun. 11, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Bank said Tuesday it has approved $1 billion for the construction of Pakistan's biggest Dasu hydropower project, which is being built in the country's northwest with China's help. The loan would be used to expand the hydropower electricity supply and...

A van falls into a river in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, killing 16 people, mostly children

Jun. 10, 2024 06:21 AM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — A van fell from a mountain road into a river in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing 16 people, mostly children, and injuring several others, Pakistani police and government officials said Monday. The incident happened in the Neelam Valley...