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Refugees pushed to back of the line amid vaccine shortages

Aug. 02, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Salimullah, a Rohingya refugee, has been living in the Indian capital of New Delhi since 2013 when he fled violence in Myanmar. Stateless, and now homeless after a fire razed his camp, the 35-year-old lives in a tent with as many as 10 other people at a time. ...

For US teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football

Aug. 01, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In most ways, Jalue Dorje is a typical American teen — he grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis, loving football, Pokémon and rap music. Yet a few years from now, he’s expecting to say goodbye to his family and homeland and join a...

China, India miss UN deadline to update emissions targets

Jul. 31, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — China and India have missed a U.N. deadline to submit fresh plans for cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in time for the global body to include their pledges in a report for governments at this year's global climate summit, officials said Saturday. The...

Indian, Chinese army officers meet to defuse border standoff

Jul. 31, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian and Chinese army commanders met Saturday after a gap of three months to discuss the expeditious disengagement of thousands of forces in a bid to ease the 15-month border tensions and clashes. Indian army spokesman Col. Sudhir Chamoli said...

US, India agree to expand multilateral security partnership

Jul. 28, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The top diplomats of India and the United States pledged Wednesday to expand their multilateral security partnership, underscoring the deepening of ties between two countries concerned over China’s growing influence in the region. U.S. Secretary of...

Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

Jul. 28, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry. Patel is part of the Indian diaspora, which owns a sizeable share of the hotels and motels in the country. Like others in the community, his start in the...

Truck hits laborers asleep on side of India road, killing 18

Jul. 28, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A truck struck a group of laborers sleeping under a parked bus on the side of a highway in northern India, killing at least 18 people and injuring 24, police said Wednesday. The accident occurred overnight in Barabanki, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles)...

Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% of eligible adults within a week

Jul. 27, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has fully vaccinated 90% of its eligible adult population within just seven days, its health ministry said Tuesday. The tiny country, wedged between India and China and home to nearly 800,000 people, began giving...

Blinken's India visit puts human rights, China on table

Jul. 27, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in India on Tuesday to discuss strengthening Indo-Pacific engagement, seen as a counter to China, as well as New Delhi’s recent human rights record and other issues. Blinken’s visit includes meetings...

Cambodia seizes virus-contaminated meat imported from India

Jul. 27, 2021 05:34 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian authorities have stopped five large containers of water buffalo meat imported from India after determining the shipment was tainted with the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. The Health Ministry said the virus was detected in...