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A hospital staff receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a government Hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

Jan. 16, 2021 11:46 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India is home to the world’s largest vaccine makers and has one of the biggest...

City worker Carlos Ruiz gives instruction to a COVID-19 patient after delivering a tank of oxygen to her home in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15, 2021 10:37 PM EST

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also recorded 1,106 more deaths. It was unclear if the spike was due to the presence of the U.K. virus variant, of which only one case has so...

Talks remain deadlocked between Indian farmers, government

Jan. 15, 2021 8:20 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Talks between the Indian government and representatives of tens of thousands of protesting farmers remained deadlocked Friday, with the government refusing to scrap new agricultural reform laws which the farmers say will benefit large corporations. The farmers will continue their nearly...

Pakistani military says Indian fire kills soldier in Kashmir

Jan. 14, 2021 9:01 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's military said Indian troops opened fire across the border in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Thursday, killing a Pakistani soldier, the latest in continued tensions between the two South Asian nuclear rivals. A statement from the military condemned what...

Family members of farmers prepare food for fellow farmers as they block a highway in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

India's top court suspends implementation of new farm laws

Jan. 12, 2021 11:34 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of agricultural reform laws and ordered the creation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation. The Supreme Court's ruling came a day after...

This frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows women grieving at District General Hospital where a fire broke out in Bhandara, about 70 kilometres from Nagpur, India, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said. Firefighters rescued seven babies from the newborn care unit of the hospital. (KK Productions via AP)

Fire in western Indian hospital kills 10 infants; 7 rescued

Jan. 9, 2021 9:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in western India early Saturday, killing 10 infants, police and news reports said. A preliminary investigation suggests the fire was caused by an electrical short-circuit, said police officer V.S. Chavan. The Press...

Women farmers pray during a gathering in protest against new farm laws at the Delhi-Haryana state border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. From students, teachers and nurses to housewives and grandmothers, women are now holding the front lines at the massive protests that have blockaded key highways leading to India's capital for more than a month, demanding the repeal of new farm laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Month on, women hold the fort at India farmer protests

Dec. 29, 2020 9:51 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The men arrived first. And they arrived with a bang. Tens of thousands of them, marching like an army, driving trucks and trailers, prepared to choke key highways that feed into India's bustling capital. But once the male farmers hunkered down and laid a siege of sorts around New Delhi,...

Activists of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference listen to their party president Farooq Abdullah during a meeting a day after the District Development Council elections results in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. An alliance of political parties opposed to New Delhi’s policies in Kashmir has won a majority of seats in local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status and took direct control last year. The alliance, which is pro-India but favors self-governance for Kashmir, won 112 out of a total of 280 seats in District Development Council elections. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Kashmir parties opposed to Modi win seats in local polls

Dec. 23, 2020 4:28 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An alliance of political parties opposed to India's policies in Kashmir has won a majority of seats in local elections, the first since New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semiautonomous status and took direct control last year. The alliance, which is pro-India but favors...

Protesting farmers camp on a highway at the Delhi- Uttar Pradesh border, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. India’s prime minister says his government is willing to address the concerns of tens of thousands of farmers who are blocking key highways in a protest against new agricultural reform laws, but is rejecting their demand that the legislation be repealed. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India's PM offers to address concerns of protesting farmers

Dec. 18, 2020 7:42 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister said Friday his government is willing to address the concerns of tens of thousands of farmers who are blocking key highways in a protest against new agricultural reform laws, but rejected their demand that the legislation be repealed. Prime Minister Narendra...

Protesting farmers listen to a speaker at the Delhi- Haryana border, outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. India’s Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the government consider delaying implementation of new agricultural reform laws to restore a dialogue with tens of thousands of protesting farmers who say the legislation will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings. (AP Photo)

India's Supreme Court suggests government delay farm laws

Dec. 17, 2020 8:38 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the government consider delaying implementation of new agricultural reform laws to restore a dialogue with tens of thousands of protesting farmers who say the legislation will drive down crop prices and devastate their earnings. Chief...