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UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations

Jan. 29, 2023 06:54 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of the governing Conservative Party on Sunday for a “serious breach” of ethics rules in failing to come clean about a tax dispute. Sunak had faced days of pressure to sack Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he...

India marks national day with Egyptian president as guest

Jan. 26, 2023 08:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people endured a winter chill and mist on Thursday as they watched a parade in the Indian capital showcasing the country's defense capability and cultural heritage on a newly revamped ceremonial boulevard. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah...

BBC film on Indian PM Modi, 2002 riots draws government ire

Jan. 26, 2023 06:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after India blocked a BBC documentary that examines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s role during 2002 anti-Muslim riots and banned people from sharing it online, authorities were scrambling to halt screenings of the program at colleges and restrict clips of it on social...

Clean energy gains a foothold in India, but coal still rules

Jan. 22, 2023 21:41 PM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — For six years, Pravinbhai Parmar's farm in Gujarat state in western India has been lined with rice, wheat and solar panels. The 36-year-old is among a handful of farmers in his native Dhundi village who have been using solar power to irrigate crops. ...

Indian wrestlers end protest over sexual harassment

Jan. 21, 2023 02:00 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian wrestlers on Saturday called off a sit-in protest near the parliament building following a government assurance that a probe into their allegations of sexual harassments of young athletes by the federation would be completed in four weeks. “We are...

Indian wrestlers continue protest over sexual harassment

Jan. 20, 2023 09:12 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Indian wrestlers continued a sit-in protest near the parliament building for a third straight day Friday as the federation president they accused of sexually and mentally harassing young female athletes remained defiant and refused to quit. The wrestlers and...

Drug company official gets 7 years for illegal drug imports

Jan. 19, 2023 15:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A partner in a drug company based in India that made about $3.5 million by selling and shipping millions of illegal and unapproved pills to the U.S. to people who did not have prescriptions has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Manish Kumar, 34, was a...

Today in History: JAN 19, Lucy gives birth, twice

Jan. 19, 2023 00:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2023. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1953, CBS-TV aired the widely watched episode of “I Love Lucy” in which Lucy Ricardo, played by Lucille Ball,...

UN names Pakistani linked to Mumbai attacks as terrorist

Jan. 17, 2023 14:45 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations has designated an anti-India militant being held in Pakistan as a global terrorist, the world body’s second such designation stemming from the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. The announcement regarding Pakistani citizen...

Economic woes, war, climate change on tap for Davos meeting

Jan. 16, 2023 10:25 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The World Economic Forum is back with its first winter meetup since 2020 in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos, where leaders are seeking to bridge political divisions in a polarized world, buttress a hobbling economy and address concerns about a climate change — among...