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File-Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks at free COVID-19 testing provided by United Memorial Medical Center at the Mexican Consulate Sunday, June 28, 2020, in Houston. Top officials in Houston are calling for the city to lock back down as area hospitals strain to accommodate the onslaught of patients sick with the new coronavirus. Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, both Democrats, said this weekend that a stay-at-home order is needed for America's fourth-largest city to cope with the surge of COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

The Latest: Houston officials call for return to lockdown

Jul. 12, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON, Texas — Top officials in Houston are calling for the city to lock back down as area hospitals strain to accommodate the onslaught of patients sick with the new coronavirus. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, both Democrats, said this weekend that a stay-at-home...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan speaks during an interview in London. Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19 and hospitalised in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. In a tweet on Saturday, July 11, 2020, Bachchan, 77, said his family and staff have also undergone tests and results are awaited. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Bollywood's Amitabh Bachchan, 3 family members test positive

Jul. 12, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son and two other family members have tested positive for the coronavirus in Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, a government minister said Sunday. The Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital said that Amitabh Bachchan was in...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 18, 2020, file photo, a truck carrying the coffin of Indian army officer Colonel B. Santosh Babu, among the twenty Indian troops who were killed in the clash Monday night, arrives in Suryapet, about 140 kilometers from Hyderabad, India. India’s external affairs minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said Saturday, July 11, that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries' undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Indian officials say a standoff between the two armies began in early May when large contingents of Chinese soldiers entered deep inside Indian-controlled territory at three places in Ladakh. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India says Indian, Chinese troops disengaging from standoff

Jul. 11, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s external affairs minister said Saturday that Indian and Chinese troops are disengaging from a monthslong standoff along the countries' undemarcated border following a clash last month that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's remarks came a day...

Indian forces kill 6 Naga rebels near Myanmar border

Jul. 11, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — India’s security forces killed six separatist Naga militants in an exchange of gunfire in a northeastern state bordering Myanmar, police said. The fighting took place early Saturday as India’s paramilitary soldiers and police officers raided a militant hideout in a thick...

Workers in protective suits administer coronavirus tests at a COVID-19 testing site for those who were potentially exposed to the coronavirus at a wholesale food market in Beijing, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in Beijing climbed in recent days following an outbreak linked to a wholesale food market, officials announced they had identified hundreds of thousands of people who needed to be tested for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

Jul. 10, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

BEIJING — New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. Those worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market. Testing has...

Mudslides triggered by heavy rains kill 8 in northeast India

Jul. 10, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy rain on Friday have killed at least eight people in India’s remote northeast, a top government official said. They included four members of a family who were buried under a mudslide in Tigado, a village in Arunachal Pradesh state, said Pema Khandu, the...

China envoy: Indian, Chinese troops disengaging after clash

Jul. 10, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — China's ambassador to India said Friday that Indian and Chinese front-line troops are disengaging in accordance with an agreement reached by military commanders following a clash last month that left at least 20 soldiers dead in the Galwan Valley. Ambassador Sun Weidong said the two...

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...

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...

Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China easing into reopening as local cases wane

Jul. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has nine new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of them brought from outside the country, and no new deaths. Thursday’s report buttresses growing signs the virus has been essentially contained inside the nation in which it first appeared late last year. The near elimination...