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AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 23, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

May 17-23, 2024 Taiwan’s new President Lai Ching-te and former President Tsai Ing-wen wave during Lai’s inauguration ceremonies in Taipei. A Shiite Muslim weeps as they hold photos of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and others leaders during a vigil in Srinagar, Indian-controlled...

Farmers in India are weary of politicians' lackluster response to their climate-driven water crisis

May. 23, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

BEED, India (AP) — On a stifling hot day this May, farm worker Shobha Londhe is reminded of the desperate conditions that led her husband to take his own life. It's the hottest and driest summer in years, she said, and for farm workers that often means little to no income, rising debts and...

Indian voters dissect Modi's politics while traversing the country by train

May. 21, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

ABOARD THE THIRUKKURAL EXPRESS, India (AP) — The 1,800-mile (2,900-kilometer) journey south from New Delhi to Kanyakumari is one of the longest train rides in India, passing through cities, villages, scrub forests and deep ravines. The 22-car Thirukkural Express is a microcosm of...

Today in History: May 21, Clara Barton founds the American Red Cross

May. 21, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 21, the 142nd day of 2024. There are 224 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross. On this date: In 1471,...

California congressman urges closer consultation with tribes on offshore wind

May. 20, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

A congressman who represents California’s north coast has sent a letter to federal regulators asking that they “urgently place” a senior official in the state to respond to tribal needs as wind power is developed offshore. U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman sent the letter as the U.S....

Modi's Hindu nationalist politics face a test as India holds fifth stage of national election

May. 20, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

AYODHYA, India (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a Hindu temple on the site of a razed mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya in early 2024, he was making a bet on mixing Hindu nationalism and politics ahead of a national election in which he's seeking a rare third term. ...

Climate change impacts millions in India. But as the country votes, some politicians skirt the issue

May. 19, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

BEED, India (AP) — Almost 970 million Indians are voting in general elections amid sweltering heat and unpredictable weather extremes exacerbated by human-caused climate change, leading to loss of livelihood, forced migration and increasingly difficult living conditions for millions across the...

Parts of northern India scorched by extreme heat with New Delhi on high alert

May. 18, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Parts of northwest India sweltered under scorching temperatures on Saturday, with the capital New Delhi under a severe weather alert as extreme temperatures strike parts of the country. India's weather department expects heat wave conditions to persist across the...

AP PHOTOS: For the first time India's elderly and disabled are able to vote from home

May. 17, 2024 07:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Vijay Lakshmi, 85, stood beaming at the entrance of her house as she welcomed a team dispatched by the Election Commission of India. They were here to collect her vote. The team visiting Vijay lakshmi’s neighbourhood comprised of 5 people in total, including a...

India's parliament has fewer Muslims as strength of Modi's party grows

May. 15, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

MALAPPURAM, India (AP) — Preventing Muslim migrants from gaining citizenship. Revoking the semi-autonomy of the country’s only Muslim-majority region. Building a Hindu temple where a violent mob razed a mosque. These were political triumphs for Prime Minister Narendra Modi over...