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FILE- In this April 6, 2018 file photo, Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli arrives for the inaugural ceremony of the India-Nepal business forum in New Delhi, India. Oli could be forced out of office within weeks amid an internal tussle for power within his governing party following his sharp rhetoric on neighboring India and as Chinese influence grows in Nepal. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

Nepal cable TV operators stop airing Indian news channels

Jul. 10, 2020 4:41 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s cable and satellite television providers have stopped airing Indian news channels, with one operator saying Friday that the move was in response to public complaints over coverage of Nepal's prime minister. Sudeep Acharya, managing director of satellite television...

Protective face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus are sold at a shop Friday, July 10, 2020, in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has confirmed more than 240 new coronavirus infections on Friday, exceeding its previous record. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state has record 288 cases

Jul. 10, 2020 4:18 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return to...

People gesture to each other as they walk outside public housing towers that are a hotspot for COVID-19 in Melbourne in Melbourne, Friday, July 10, 2020. Australia's Victoria state reported the new daily record of coronavirus cases. (Daniel Pockett/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Belgium to make indoor mask wearing mandatory

Jul. 10, 2020 4:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS — Wearing a face mask will become mandatory from Saturday in Belgian shops, cinemas, entertainment venues and other indoor spaces. The Belgian government said the decision was made following a meeting of politicians and experts in charge of the lockdown exit strategy who decided to follow...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2020, file photo, doctors and nurses work at a COVID-19 isolation center in Mumbai, India. In just three weeks, India's confirmed cases shot up from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

AP Explains: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaks

Jul. 10, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — In just three weeks, India went from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during a stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by...

Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

Jul. 10, 2020 3:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America. The students from countries as diverse as...

FILE - In this July 3, 2020, file photo, policemen inspect the scene of an ambush in Kanpur, India. A top suspect in dozens of crimes, including the killings of eight police officers last week, was fatally shot Friday, July 10 in police custody while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. (AP Photo, File)

Indian police kill top crime suspect in deaths of 8 officers

Jul. 10, 2020 2:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The top suspect in the ambush killings of eight police officers last week and dozens of other crimes was fatally shot in police custody Friday while allegedly trying to flee, officials said. Vikas Dubey snatched a revolver from officers after their vehicle overturned on a highway...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham puts on her face mask when not speaking during an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference in the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding, a move that could mean the loss of additional financial assistance for some Native American communities. She used her veto pen to scratch out entire paragraphs of the budget to prevent the Legislature from earmarking $318 million in federal virus relief funding for local governments. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

The Latest: New Mexico closes state parks, suspends sports

Jul. 9, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico authorities will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections in the state and in neighboring Texas and Arizona. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham unveiled the sweeping...

A member of the Bangladeshi immigrant community, right, has a swab being taken to test for COVID-19 outside a healthcare center in Rome, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Italy, the onetime European epicenter of the outbreak, went on alert about possible infections in the Bangladeshi immigrant community after a cluster of about a dozen cases was traced to a recently returning Bangladeshi worker in Rome. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Europe fears complacency; virus hits 'full speed' in Africa

Jul. 9, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while the virus showed no signs of slowing its initial advance in Africa and the Americas. ...

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, right, speaks to media at the Metropolitan Government Office Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo confirmed more than 220 new cases Thursday, exceeding its record daily increase from mid-April and prompting concerns of widening of the infections. Tokyo’s more than 7,000 cases are about one-third of Japan's total. “It’s a wake-up call,” Gov. Koike told reporters. “We need to use extra caution against the further spread of the infections.”(Kyodo News via AP)

Asia Today: India's cases jump, transmission rate increases

Jul. 9, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections Thursday and its transmission rate is increasing for the first time since March. The new cases bring the total in the world’s third worst-affected country to 767,296. India’s health ministry said the COVID-19 death toll...

Relatives and party workers carry the coffins of a politician Sheikh Wasim Bari, his father and brother during their joint funeral in Bandipora town, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, July 9, 2020. Unidentified assailants late Wednesday fatally shot Bari, a leader with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party, along with his father and brother in Kashmir, police said, in a first major attack against India’s ruling party members in the disputed region. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Pro-India leader, 2 family members killed in Kashmir

Jul. 9, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Unidentified assailants fatally shot a pro-India politician in Kashmir along with his father and brother, police said, in the first major attack against members of India’s ruling party in the disputed region. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir for...