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2 Indian states hold elections; Modi's party expected to win

Oct. 21, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Voters cast ballots Monday in two Indian states where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party is seeking a second consecutive term. The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to win the elections in Maharashtra in the west and Haryana in the north after its dominant victory in...

India, Pakistan exchange fire in Kashmir, killing 9

Oct. 20, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least nine people on both sides, officials said. The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir early in...

Apples rot on trees as Kashmir strife inflicts economic pain

Oct. 17, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

SHOPIAN, India (AP) — Kashmir's apple orchards, backbone of the economy and livelihood for nearly half the region's people, are deserted with fruit rotting on the trees at a time when they should be bustling with harvesters. Losses are mounting as insurgent groups pressure pickers, traders and drivers to...

India's court ends hearings in Hindu-Muslim temple dispute

Oct. 16, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Wednesday ended hearings to settle a land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site in northern India where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, sparking deadly violence. The five judges are expected to...

The Latest: Nobel winner thought message was scam at first

Oct. 14, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local): 1 a.m. Tuesday Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a friend in Sweden and said the person needed to speak with the Harvard economist "urgently." That's when Kremer realized he'd been...

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Oct. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty. The award went to MIT's Abhijit Banerjee...

China, Nepal sign deals for connectivity, security and trade

Oct. 13, 2019 8:07 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal and China signed 20 agreements on Sunday, including one on a trans-Himalayan railway, as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day visit to the Himalayan nation. After talks in Kathmandu, Xi and Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli witnessed the signing of 18...

Xi becomes 1st Chinese president in 2 decades to visit Nepal

Oct. 12, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Xi Jinping on Saturday became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he is expected to sign agreements on several infrastructure projects. Xi arrived Saturday from India, where he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nepal is expected to...

Indian Prime Minister Modi picks up trash from beach

Oct. 12, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — As part of his cleanliness drive, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked up trash Saturday from a beach in the southern temple town where he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi released a short video on Twitter showing him walking barefoot in the sand, collecting the...

Modi tells Xi relations are stable, differences manageable

Oct. 12, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

MAMALLAPURAM, India (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday that relations between their countries have attained stability and momentum in the past year, and that it should enable them to manage their differences and avoid disputes. The two leaders...