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A woman carries sack of wheat and household goods while she wades through a flooded area of Dadu, a district in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Three days of heavy monsoon rains triggering flash floods killed at least dozens people in various parts of Pakistan, as troops with boats rushed to a flood-affected district in the country's southern Sindh province Sunday to evacuate people to safer places. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih)

3 days of heavy monsoon rains kill 58 people across Pakistan

Aug. 9, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Three days of heavy monsoon rains triggering flash floods killed at least 58 people in various parts of Pakistan, as troops with boats rushed Sunday to evacuate people from flood-affected districts in the country's southern Sindh and southwestern Baluchistan provinces. Every year,...

A Kashmiri cycles past a barricade set up as road blockade as a paramilitary soldier stands guard on the first anniversary of India’s decision to revoke the disputed region’s semi-autonomy, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Last year on Aug. 5, India’s Hindu-nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped Jammu-Kashmir of its statehood and divided it into two federally governed territories. Late Tuesday, authorities lifted a curfew in Srinagar but said restrictions on public movement, transport and commercial activities would continue because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Virus lockdown shuts Kashmir year after India lifts autonomy

Aug. 5, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and economic ruin amid a harsh security clampdown. Officials lifted a curfew...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's government has validated most of the licenses it issued to pilots working abroad, but more than 200 others accused of obtaining tainted licenses were still being investigated, an aviation spokesman said Friday, July 17, 2020, in a move aimed at addressing the concerns of global airlines. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan validates most licenses of pilots working abroad

Jul. 17, 2020 6:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government has validated most of the licenses it issued to pilots working abroad, but more than 200 others accused of obtaining tainted licenses were still being investigated, an aviation spokesman said Friday, in a move aimed at addressing the concerns of global airlines. In a...

FILE - In this March 7, 2011, file photo, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at a military base in Makassar, Indonesia. The U.S. is downgrading Pakistan's aviation safety rating, a move that blocks that country's airlines from operating flights to the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration didn't give details behind its action, announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, but Pakistan has been roiled by a scandal over pilots getting improper licenses. (AP Photo/File)

US bars Pakistani flights after pilot-license scandal

Jul. 15, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States downgraded the safety rating of Pakistan's aviation system and will block Pakistan's airlines from launching service to the U.S. The move announced Wednesday follows revelations that nearly one-third of Pakistan’s pilots cheated on exams but still received...

Gunmen ambush Pakistani troops in SW, killing 3, wounding 8

Jul. 14, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Assailants armed with assault rifles ambushed security forces as they patrolled a remote town in southwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least three troops and wounding eight others, the military said. The attack took place near the town of Panjgoor in Baluchistan province, the...

FILE - In this March 7, 2011 file photo, a Pakistan International Airlines passenger jet is parked on the tarmac at a military base in Makassar, Indonesia. The spokesman of Pakistan’s national carrier said Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that the airline is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the crash, which killed 97 people on board, resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority. (AP Photo, File)

Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal

Jul. 8, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company's spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on board...

FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, British Pakistani Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh arrives at a court in Karachi, Pakistan. Saeed and and three others, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months, officials said Thursday, July 2, 2020. Superintendent of Karachi Central Prison, Hasan Sehtoo, said the four men will remain in custody until Sept. 30 under a law that allows authorities to detain any suspect for up to one year. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

4 linked to reporter's murder to stay in prison in Pakistan

Jul. 2, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A British Pakistani man and three others convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months, officials said Thursday. The move comes days after Pakistan’s Supreme...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. The European Union’s aviation safety agency said Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s exams. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

EU bans Pakistan airline from flying to Europe for 6 months

Jun. 30, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, a Uighur woman and children sit on a motor-tricycle after school at the Unity New Village in Hotan, in western China's Xinjiang region. Birth rates in the mostly Uighur regions of Hotan and Kashgar have plunged by more than 60% since 2015, government statistics show. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

5 things to know for today

Jun. 29, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

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ED'S NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Security personnel examine the bodies of terrorists outside the Stock Exchange Building in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 29, 2020. Gunmen attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building. (AP Photo/Muhammad Ikram Suri)

Militants attack Karachi stock exchange, killing at least 3

Jun. 29, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, killing at least three people — two guards and a policeman, according to police. Special police forces deployed to the scene of the attack and in a swift operation secured the building, killing...