Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as ‘grim’ Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

By SHEIKH SAALIQ, NEW DELHI (AP): On the eve of India’s Independence Day, a team of activists and scholars released a report that paints a bleak picture of Indian-administered Kashmir, challenging official government accounts that life is returning to normal amid an indefinite curfew and..

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Kashmir’s main city a maze of razor wire and steel barriers Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

By AIJAZ HUSSAIN, SRINAGAR, India (AP):The main city in the India-administered part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has turned into a vast maze of razor wire coils and steel barricades as drones and helicopters hover overhead. Wearing flak jackets and riot gear, paramilitary soldiers..

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US delays tariffs on some Chinese goods, drops others

By PAUL WISEMAN and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP): The United States is delaying tariffs on Chinese-made cellphones, laptop computers and other items and removing other Chinese imports from its target list altogether in a move that triggered a rally on Wall Street. The Office of the U.S...

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Hong Kong airport shuts down amid pro-democracy protest Monday, August 12th, 2019

By YANAN WANG and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, HONG KONG (AP): One of the world’s busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators crowded into Hong Kong’s main terminal Monday, while the central government in Beijing issued an ominous characterization of the protest..

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Saudi-led coalition launches strike after Aden ‘coup’ Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Aden (AFP): A Saudi-led coalition launched Sunday a strike against Yemen's southern separatists after clashes in the second city Aden left around 40 people dead, threatening to push the war-ravaged nation deeper into turmoil. The strike came a day after the separatists seized the presidential..

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Trump: Kim wants to meet again, apologized for missile tests Saturday, August 10th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN, BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP): President Donald Trump said Saturday that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un wants to meet once again to “start negotiations” after joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises end. He also said Kim apologized for the flurry of recent short-range missile tests..

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Tens of thousands call for fair elections at Moscow rally

MOSCOW, (AFP): Almost 50,000 opposition supporters rallied in Moscow Saturday at one of the largest protests since President Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012. Protesters crowded the central Prospekt Andreya Sakharova street, where city authorities deployed a massive police presence,..

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Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

By ZEKE MILLER and DEB RIECHMANN, WASHINGTON (AP): President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same..

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Indian PM: Changes in Kashmir will free it from ‘terrorism’ Thursday, August 8th, 2019

By ASHOK SHARMA and MUNIR AHMED, NEW DELHI (AP): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the nation Thursday night that he stripped Kashmir of its statehood and special constitutional status in order to free the disputed Himalayan region of “terrorism and separatism.” Modi’s Hindu-led..

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Taliban kill at least 14, wound 145 in Kabul blast Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

KABUL, (AFP): At least 14 people were killed and 145 wounded in a massive Taliban bomb blast Wednesday as fresh violence gripped Kabul even as insurgents appear to be closing in on a peace deal with the US. The bloodshed in the capital comes amid an ongoing surge in attacks across Afghanistan,..

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At least 34 wounded as large explosion rocks Kabul: official Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

KABUL, (AFP): At least 34 people were wounded when a large explosion rocked Kabul on Wednesday morning, sending a massive plume of smoke over the capital and shattering windows far from the blast site, officials and witnesses said. Violence is surging across Afghanistan and in Kabul as the US and..

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North Korea fires presumed ballistic missiles as talks stall Monday, August 5th, 2019

By KIM TONG-HYUNG, SEOUL, South Korea (AP): North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United States and South Korea for continuing military exercises that the North says could..

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