3 rebels, 5 civilians die in Kashmir amid battle, clashes

Kashmiri men take an injured civilian on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Three suspected rebels were killed in a gun battle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and at least three civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting …

Philippine police: Gunmen kill 9 people who occupied farm

BACOLOD, Philippines — Philippine police say gunmen have killed nine members of a farmers’ group who occupied a part of a privately owned sugarcane plantation. Police say the victims were resting in a hut Saturday night when about 10 gunmen opened fire. At least four farmers survived the attack at the plantation in Sagay city …

Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country’s west coast late next week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 280 miles (450 kilometers) south-southwest of the …

The Latest: Caravan moves back from Guatemala-Mexico gate

Central American migrants sit on the bridge over the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala and Mexico, in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. …

Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

The body of a victim of Friday’s train accident is carried in for cremation in Amritsar, India, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing more than 50 people and injuring dozens more, police said. (Prabhjot Gill/Associated Press) NEW …

Japan deepens Southeast Asian ties with airmen program

SINGAPORE — Japan’s defense minister says he plans to start a program for professional airmen to strengthen ties between his country and Southeast Asia. Takeshi Iwaya says the program fits in with the government’s vision to raise defense cooperation with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which has “gained momentum” since it was announced …

Editor of Maryland newspaper where five people were killed wins award | US news

The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C Bradlee editor of the year award. The National Press Foundation announced the award Friday to Rick Hutzell, editor of Capital Gazette Communications in Annapolis, Maryland. “We saw courage in the face of unimaginable …

At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

NEW DELHI — A Congress party leader says at least 50 people are dead after they were run over by a train in northern India. Pratap Singh Bajwa says the victims were watching fireworks during a religious festival on Friday. They crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. …