• Pusarla Sindhu, right, one of the only two Indians to win medals at the just concluded Rio Olympics, displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession along with her coach, Pullela Gopichand, upon their arrival in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. Sindhu won silver in women's singles badminton. (AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A)

    India welcomes back Sindhu after rare medal in Rio

    NEW DELHI (AP) — P.V. Sindhu, the 21-year-old badminton player who won one of India’s two medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, returned to her hometown in southern India to cheering crowds Monday

  • Tear gas shells are exploded to disperse Kashmiri Muslim protesters in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. The Himalayan region has been under curfew for almost six weeks as the largest street protests in years erupted after Indian troops killed a top rebel leader. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    AP EXPLAINS: Why Kashmir has been torn by decadeslong strife

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — When news spread in early July that Indian troops had killed a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s biggest rebel group, the public response was spontaneous and immense. 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.