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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, first-grade teacher Jessica Johnson asks students if they've been sick or near anyone who's been sick before the start of the first day of school at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, in De Pere, Wis. Gov. Tony Evers has extended Wisconsin's mask mandate until Nov. 21, citing a surge in coronavirus cases across the state. (Sarah Kloepping/The Post-Crescent via AP, File)

The Latest: Va Gov. Northam, wife test positive for virus

Sep. 25, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus. Northam says he isn’t showing symptoms. He and wife Pam, who has mild symptoms, plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely, according to a statement from his office. The Democrat,...

Young visitors wearing face masks look at the iconic cartoon characters Goofy and Pluto at the Hong Kong Disneyland, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Hong Kong Disneyland reopened its doors to visitors after closed temporarily due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Asia Today: India's daily new virus cases on declining trend

Sep. 25, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this week. The latest update from the Health Ministry on Friday raised the nation’s total to more than 5.8 million. The ministry said 1,141 more people died in...

Assailants shoot and kill prominent Kashmir lawyer

Sep. 25, 2020 6:04 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A prominent lawyer was fatally shot by assailants in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police and the victim’s relatives said Friday. Babar Qadri was shot Thursday evening at his home in Srinagar by unidentified gunmen. Police blamed militants fighting against Indian...

Members of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) and activists of left parties and trade unions participate in a nationwide protest in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. Hundreds of Indian farmers took to the streets on Friday protesting new laws that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments, but they fear these are likely to be exploited by private players for buying their crops cheaply. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Indian farmers protest, fear exploitation by private players

Sep. 25, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of Indian farmers took to the streets on Friday to protest new laws that the government says will boost growth in the agricultural sector through private investments. The protesting farmers fear they could be exploited by private players who buy their crops at cheap prices. The...

Police officers stand guard near Indian High Commission, while members of the Pakistani Hindu community stage a join a sit-in protest in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. Pakistan's minority Hindus rallied late on Thursday in Islamabad to protest the deaths of 11 members of a Hindu migrant family who died in India last month under mysterious circumstances. The protesters accuse India's secret service of poisoning the victims, who were found dead at a farmhouse in India's Jodhpur district in Rajasthan state. (AP Photo/A.M. Chaudary)

Pakistan Hindus rally in Islamabad over India migrant deaths

Sep. 25, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s minority Hindus rallied late on Thursday in Islamabad, briefly clashing with the police, to protest the deaths of 11 members of a Hindu migrant family who died in India last month under mysterious circumstances. Since then, the dead migrants' relatives have held small...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

Sep. 24, 2020 5:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of the coronavirus continues to recede. The new regulation lifts a monthslong blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

Sep. 23, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat of the new coronavirus continues to recede. The decision lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in...

Indians wearing a face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus walk at a vegetables market in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Sept.23, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

Sep. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. The country has now confirmed more than 5.6 million cases. The health ministry also reported 1,085 new fatalities, raising the death toll to 90,020. India is...

Pakistan says Indian fire killed 2 soldiers in Kashmir

Sep. 23, 2020 5:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said two of its soldiers were killed Wednesday by Indian fire in an “unprovoked cease-fire violation” in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. In a statement, it said Pakistani troops responded by targeting the Indian posts where the fire originated,...