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India celebrates 1B vaccine doses, hopes to speed 2nd shots

Oct. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India celebrated giving its billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose on Thursday, a hopeful milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled a crushing surge earlier this year and missteps initially held back its inoculation campaign. About...

Over 180 people killed after heavy rains in Nepal and India

Oct. 21, 2021 05:17 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by days of torrential rains have killed at least 99 people in Nepal since Monday, officials said. In neighboring India, heavy downpours this week have also wreaked havoc, killing at least 88 people, while flooding...

46 dead after heavy rains, landslides in northern India

Oct. 20, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 46 people have died and several are missing after floods triggered by heavy rains hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Wednesday. Rescuers worked through the night to retrieve bodies stuck in debris and to evacuate...

Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir

Oct. 20, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prominent chemist from his community, just a few miles from the activist’s home in Srinagar,...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northern India, killing 22

Oct. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 22 people have died and others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy to very heavy rain would continue...

Pakistan's military: Navy blocked Indian sub from its waters

Oct. 19, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said its navy detected and blocked an Indian submarine from entering the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea over the weekend. In a statement Tuesday, the military said the Indian submarine had been detected by the navy's...

Floods, landslides kill at least 28 people in southern India

Oct. 18, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials predicted more rain as the death toll from floods and landslides in the southern Indian state of Kerala rose to 28 on Monday. Since the ferocious downpours began last week, swollen rivers have decimated bridges, and vehicles and homes have...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30

Oct. 18, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30: Oct. 24: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 85. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 82. Actor Kevin Kline is 74. Actor Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor B.D. Wong is 61. Actor Zahn McClarnon...

Heavy rains, landslides leave 18 dead in south India

Oct. 17, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 18 people have died a day after torrential rains swept through villages and flooded roads in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Officials said rescuers recovered the bodies in two of the worst-hit districts, Kottayam and Idukki, where the...

Today in History

Oct. 17, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in...