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Novavax seeks OK for COVID vaccine in needy countries first

Aug. 05, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine -- offering its shot to some low-income countries before rich ones with ample supplies. U.S.-based Novavax partnered...

Troops patrol Kashmir on anniversary of statehood revocation

Aug. 05, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces patrolled much of Indian-controlled Kashmir and ordered shops and businesses to remain open Thursday to foil a planned strike by separatists on the second anniversary of India’s revocation of the disputed region’s semi-autonomy. ...

Pakistan sends troops after Muslim mob attacked Hindu temple

Aug. 05, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday deployed paramilitary troops in a conservative town in the country's eastern Punjab province, a day after a Muslim mob attacked and badly damaged a Hindu temple there. In New Delhi, India’s foreign ministry summoned a...

Suspected rape and killing of Indian girl triggers protests

Aug. 05, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Angry villagers in the Indian capital held a protest Thursday outside a crematorium where they say a 9-year-old girl was raped and killed earlier this week. The protesters, sitting on a makeshift stage, held placards demanding justice for the girl, who...

Pandemic travel bans divide loved ones across borders

Aug. 04, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Quintin Sweat and Renée Harrison live only 15 minutes apart by car, with the U.S.-Canada border between them. But the couple, who got engaged in 2019, has only been able to be together three times during the pandemic. Travel restrictions mean Harrison...

Indian navy ships to join exercises in Indo-Pacific

Aug. 04, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is sending four navy ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area. ...

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...