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Indian forces kill seven militants in Kashmir as crackdown deepens

SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces on Friday killed seven militants who they said belonged to Pakistan-based groups during four gunbattles in Kashmir - the highest number of clashes in a single day in recent years.

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India's cricket World Cup star joins Modi's party before election

NEW DELHI Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party on Friday, leaving a panel to decide whether to field him as a candidate in the cricket-crazy country's upcoming general election.

5:28am EDT
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Guns and tourists: Aboard the unlikely India-Pakistan 'friendship bus'

NEW DELHI One Friday morning before dawn, a half-empty Volvo coach slipped out of New Delhi's Ambedkar bus terminal under armed guard, the sirens of a police convoy wailing.

4:05am EDT
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Tesla sues former employees for allegedly stealing data, Autopilot source code

Tesla Inc filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a former engineer at the company, claiming he copied the source code for its Autopilot technology before joining a Chinese self-driving car startup in January.

Mar 21 2019
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India bursts with color in celebration of Holi

Hindus across India this week celebrate the two-day festival of Holi, which marks the beginning of spring, with an explosion of colors, chanting of devotional songs and prayer.

Mar 21 2019
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Asian, European LNG prices crash below $5 on oversupply

LONDON Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) broke below the $5 per million British thermal unit (mmBtu) mark this week following a 13-week price slide that reflects the absence of growth in demand or any major outages.

Mar 21 2019

In battle with 'land mafia', Pakistan targets win for forests and climate

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is aiming to fight climate change and pollution by planting trees on government land clawed back from politically connected landlords who have illegally profited from it for years.  

Mar 21 2019
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Pakistan convicts two over blasphemy lynching case

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced two men, including a local government official, to life in prison on Thursday for their role in the brutal campus lynching two years ago of a university student accused of blasphemy.

Mar 21 2019
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U.S. envoy to Afghanistan to brief counterparts on peace effort

WASHINGTON The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Afghanistan on Thursday as he tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban to bring an end to America's longest war.

Mar 20 2019
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U.S. freezes out top Afghan official in peace talks feud: sources

(This March 18 story corrects 8th paragraph to say Pentagon adviser is embedded, not that the State Department provides funding)

Mar 20 2019