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Health workers shift a box containing COVID-19 vaccine from a vehicle to a cold storage at Commissionerate of Health and Family Welfare in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. On Jan. 16 India will start the massive undertaking of inoculating an estimated 30 million doctors, nurses and other front line workers, before attention turns to around 270 million people who are either aged over 50 or have co-morbidities. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Asia Today: India starts shipping COVID-19 vaccine to cities

Jan. 12, 2021 8:24 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of a nationwide inoculation drive. The first consignment of vaccines developed by the Serum Institute of India left the city of Pune on Tuesday. The vaccines rolled out from Serum Institute of India’s...

A woman wearing mask to help protect herself from the coronavirus stands in the sun as she walks her dogs in Beijing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. With next month's Lunar New Year travel rush looming, the government is telling people to stay put as much as possible and not travel to or from the capital Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: 2 Chinese cities urge people to stay at home

Jan. 9, 2021 12:33 AM EST

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are asking residents in two cities south of Beijing to stay home for seven days as they try to stamp out a coronavirus outbreak in which more than 300 people have tested positive in the past week. According to official notices on social media, the cities of Shijiazhuang and...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk through an upscale shopping mall in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not taken a coronavirus test. The offer from the government of Nangong comes as millions in the city and the surrounding province of Hebei are being tested as part of efforts to control China's most serious recent outbreak of infections. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: China city offers cash for tip on test evaders

Jan. 8, 2021 6:40 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not taken a recent coronavirus test. The offer from the government of Nangong comes as millions in the city and its surrounding province of Hebei are being tested as part of efforts to...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical staff in a protective suit prepares to take a swab from a child near a residential area in Shijiazhuang in north China's Hebei province on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Lockdown measures were being imposed in a northern Chinese province where coronavirus cases more than doubled in the region near Beijing that's due to host some events in next year's Winter Olympics. (Mu Yu/Xinhua via AP)

The Latest: China city offers rewards to root out untested

Jan. 7, 2021 11:07 PM EST

BEIJING — A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not taken a coronavirus test. The offer from the government of Nangong comes as millions in the city and the surrounding province of Hebei are being tested as part of efforts to control...

Queensland police and forensics inspect a house that is the scene of double murder in Brisbane, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Australian detectives suspect the deaths of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home is a “terrorism incident” perpetrated by a knife-wielding man who was shot dead by police, officials said on Friday.(Danny Casey/AAP via AP)

Australia describes couple's death as 'terrorism incident'

Dec. 18, 2020 2:12 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian detectives suspect the deaths of an elderly couple in their Brisbane home is a “terrorism incident” perpetrated by a knife-wielding man who was shot dead by police, officials said on Friday. Raghe Abdi, 22, threatened police with a knife before he was...

A medical worker wearing protective gear speaks as people wait in queue during testing for COVID-19 at a coronavirus testing center in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia Today: S. Korea reports 950 cases, biggest daily jump

Dec. 12, 2020 3:40 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 950 new coronavirus cases, its largest daily increase since the emergence of the pandemic, as fears grow about overwhelmed hospitals in the greater capital area. The figures released Saturday brought the country’s caseload to 41,736, after health...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York.  A U.S. government advisory panel convened on Thursday, Dec. 10, to decide whether to endorse mass use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to help conquer the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Australia won't rush Pfizer after homegrown vaccine canned

Dec. 11, 2020 12:23 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that his government won't rush approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine because he wants people to have confidence in the product His comments come as Australian researchers said they were abandoning their own potential...

Queensland state confirms Australian bid for 2032 Olympics

Dec. 6, 2020 11:34 PM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The political leader of Australia’s Queensland state has re-affirmed her commitment to a bid to host the 2032 Olympics around Brisbane. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed after a meeting with International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates on...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1966, file photo, San Francisco 49ers Dave Kopay, right, receives a pass and skampers for about 18 yards before Breen Bay Packers' Willie Woods catches him and brings him down in the third quarter in Green Bay, WI. Kopay is a 78-year-old former National Football League running back living in Palm Springs, California and known as the first professional athlete to reveal he was gay. He came out in 1975 after his NFL career ended. (AP Photo, File)

Years after coming out, gay athletes upset by lack of change

Dec. 2, 2020 12:18 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Kopay and Ian Roberts live on different sides of the Pacific Ocean. Both took giant leaps of faith when they came out. And at a time when it had never been done in their sports. Kopay is a 78-year-old former National Football League running back living in Palm Springs,...