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Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat

Jun. 24, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of blue, green and grey tents are pitched under the sun’s searing rays in downtown Phoenix, a jumble of flimsy canvas and plastic along dusty sidewalks. Here, in the hottest big city in America, thousands of homeless people swelter as the summer’s triple digit...

India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

Jun. 24, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India sent family tents, blankets and other relief supplies for a team to distribute in eastern Afghan villages where a deadly earthquake collapsed thousands of timber and stone homes to rubble. State media reported that close to 3,000 homes were destroyed or badly...

India sends team to help with deadly Afghanistan earthquake

Jun. 24, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India said it sent a technical team to Kabul to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian assistance after a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that state media reported killed 1,000 people. India's External Affairs Ministry said the team has been deployed to...

EXPLAINER: Why Sri Lanka's economy collapsed and what's next

Jun. 23, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister says the island nation’s debt-laden economy has “collapsed” as it runs out of money to pay for food and fuel. Short of cash to pay for imports of such necessities and already defaulting on its debt, it is seeking help from neighboring...

Water receding slowly in flood-hit northeast Bangladesh

Jun. 23, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Water levels were slowly receding Thursday in major rivers in Bangladesh's flood-hit northeast, bringing hopes of relief to millions of Bangladeshis, but woes continued in India’s northeast, where 5.5 million people remained affected, officials said. Up...

Indian officials in Sri Lanka for talks on ailing economy

Jun. 23, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

Senior Indian officials began talks Thursday with Sri Lankan leaders on economic assistance, a day after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced the country’s economy had “collapsed.” Sri Lankans have endured months of shortages of food, fuel and other necessities due to...

Today in History: June 23, Nasser elected Egypt's president

Jun. 23, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 23, the 174th day of 2022. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1888, abolitionist Frederick Douglass received one vote from the Kentucky delegation at the...

AP PHOTOS: Kashmir Hindus in mourning after wave of killings

Jun. 22, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

JAMMU, India (AP) — Bitta Ji Bhat and his wife have yet to reconcile with the death of their son. Yet, what breaks their heart the most is their 4-year-old granddaughter oblivious to the reality that her father is no more. “My eyes get teary when I see my granddaughter play...

Tribal woman likely to be India's next ceremonial president

Jun. 22, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A woman representing India’s poor tribal community is likely to be the country’s next president after the governing Bharatiya Janata Party picked Draupadi Murmu as its candidate. The presidency is a ceremonial post and the election of Murmu, 64, is a formality...

Climate change a factor in 'unprecedented' South Asia floods

Jun. 22, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing dozens and making lives miserable for millions of others. Although the region is no stranger to...