• Humaira Bibi, sister of Zulfikar Ali, convicted of drug crimes, cries in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The sister of a Pakistani convicted of drug crimes has appealed the Indonesian government to spare the life of her ailing brother who is expected to be executed by a firing squad along with 12 others in the next 48 hours. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Indonesia rebuffs UN, EU appeals to halt looming executions

    CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia rebuffed appeals from distraught relatives, rights advocates and foreign governments to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified at the prison island holding death row inmates.

    Updated: 3:01 am

  • In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo, Nyima Lhamo, 26, wipes a tear as she talks about her uncle Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan religious leader who died in prison last year, during an interview with the Associated Press in Dharmsala, India. She arrived in the northern hill town of Dharmsala via Nepal Sunday after two weeks on the road with the help of smugglers who she paid $9,700 for the trip, leaving her aging mother and a six-year-old daughter, whom she may never see again. “It was necessary as the story of my uncle had to be told to the world. We don’t trust what China is telling us and demand a thorough investigation into his death,” she said, speaking through two translators. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Niece of Tibetan priest flees China, says he died of torture

    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The niece of a prominent Tibetan religious leader has fled China and arrived in exile in northern India to reveal what her family says is the truth about the man’s death in a Chinese prison.

    Updated: 12:58 am

  • FILE- In this Oct. 9, 2010, file photo, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav displays his medal after winning against South Africa Richard Brian Addinall in the 74kg category wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Yadav, who was to represent India in the 74kg category at the Olympics, said his food supplements were spiked after he tested positive for a banned steroid. He is among two Indian sportspersons claimed that there was a conspiracy against them after they tested positive for banned substances just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

    Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

  • India asks 3 Chinese journalists to leave country

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government has refused to renew the visas for three Chinese journalists working for China’s official Xinhua News Agency, an official said Sunday, meaning they will have to leave the country by the end of this month.

  • FILE- In this Nov. 9, 1947 file photo, Indian Sikh troops take up roadside positions on the Baramula Road to help force invaders further away from the Kashmir capital, Srinagar. A raid by armed tribesmen from north-western Pakistan forced Maharaja Hari Singh of the Himalayan kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir to seek help from India, which offered military assistance on the condition that the kingdom accede to India. The ruler accepted but insisted that the region would remain a largely autonomous state within the Indian union, with India managing its foreign affairs, defense, and telecommunication. The Indian military entered the region soon after, and the tribal raid spiraled into the first of two wars between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. The war ended in 1948 with a United Nations brokered ceasefire. (AP Photo/Max Desfor, File)

    AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread that Indian troops on July 8 had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous and massive. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops.

  • FILE- In this Nov. 9, 1947 file photo, Indian Sikh troops take up roadside positions on the Baramula Road to help force invaders further away from the Kashmir capital, Srinagar. A raid by armed tribesmen from north-western Pakistan forced Maharaja Hari Singh of the Himalayan kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir to seek help from India, which offered military assistance on the condition that the kingdom accede to India. The ruler accepted but insisted that the region would remain a largely autonomous state within the Indian union, with India managing its foreign affairs, defense, and telecommunication. The Indian military entered the region soon after, and the tribal raid spiraled into the first of two wars between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. The war ended in 1948 with a United Nations brokered ceasefire. (AP Photo/Max Desfor, File)

    AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and unprecedented. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops.

  • An Indian Paramilitary soldier stops a Kashmiri Muslim man in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, July 22, 2016. Restrictions and security lockdowns are nothing new for Kashmiris. The region witnessed months of clampdown during massive public uprisings against Indian rule in 2008 and 2010. Frequent separatist calls for shutdown and protests too are routinely met with security lockdowns. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmir residents struggle under India security lockdown

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Sheikh Naseer Ahmed is getting married, yet his home looks like anyone else’s. There are no floral or light decorations, no hustle and bustle. Only close relatives are invited to the modest meal that is being prepared.

  • Fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth offer prayers in front of his poster outside a cinema hall to celebrate the screening of “Kabali” in Chennai, India, Friday, July 22, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth thronged cinemas across India and Malaysia on Friday for the premiere of his latest film, "Kabali," jumping from their seats and dancing in the aisles as their hero fought enemies in the gangster flick. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Crowds cheer Indian superstar Rajnikanth’s latest film

    CHENNAI, India (AP) — Private companies declared a holiday and parents kept children out of school as an air of celebration swept southern India on Friday for the premiere of Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film.

  • Fans of Indian actor Rajinikanth wait outside a theatre to buy tickets on the eve of release of his new movie Kabali, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Businesses in southern India have given their employees the day off on Friday so they can attend screenings of a new film starring Tamil cinema's superstar Rajinikanth. One of Asia's highest paid actors, Rajinikanth is considered one of the most bankable stars in India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

    Crowds cheer Indian superstar Rajnikanth’s latest film

    CHENNAI, India (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of fans of Indian superstar Rajinikanth are thronging cinemas across the country to catch the premiere of his latest film, “Kabali.”