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Canada OKs return of Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Jan. 18, 2021 11:54 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning Wednesday, officials said, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide. Transport Canada said Monday the planes will be permitted to...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Vice President Mu Sochua speaks during a press conference in Jakarta Indonesia. An effort by the self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition CNRP to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 has failed after an airline refused to carry her. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)

Cambodian opposition figure blocked from planned return home

Jan. 17, 2021 5:45 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An effort by a self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday has failed after an airline refused to carry her. The thwarted plan to return represented the second attempt by party leaders to rejoin the...

Members of the public receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine at Lichfield Cathedral, in Staffordshire, England, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The U.K. is ramping up its mass vaccination program as the government seeks to protect the country’s oldest and most vulnerable residents before easing a third national lockdown. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

UK toughens up borders over Brazil virus variant fears

Jan. 15, 2021 3:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. moved Friday to toughen up its entry requirements beyond its surprise decision to ban travel from South America and Portugal in the face of a new virus variant in Brazil, arguing that the measures are needed to ensure Britain's fast-moving vaccination program isn't derailed....

TSA officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday, May 18, 2020, in SeaTac, Wash. Airlines say they are stepping up security on flights to Washington before next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights

Jan. 14, 2021 9:50 PM EST

Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week's presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags. The moves follow the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of...

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...

A worker at a coffin making company waits for clients inside the company premises in Harare, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, as Zimbabwe began a 30-day lockdown in a bid to rein in the spike in COVID-19 infections threatening to overwhelm health services. In response to to rising infections the country has reintroduced a night curfew, banned public gatherings, and indefinitely suspended the opening of schools. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe bans traditional funerals to battle COVID-19 spike

Jan. 11, 2021 10:31 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe, battling a spike in new COVID-19 cases, has banned families from transporting their dead relatives between cities, as part of new measures to stop traditional funeral rites that are believed to be increasing the spread of the disease. The announcement stops the custom...

Farmers listen to a speaker as they block a major highway in protest against new farm laws, at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

No progress in talks between farmers, Indian government

Jan. 8, 2021 8:13 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and tens of thousands of protesting farmers failed to make progress Friday in their eighth round of talks over the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be scrapped. Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar offered to amend any flaws in the...

FILE- In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, of Warwick, N.Y., while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect Monday, although passengers who already bought tickets can fly with a companion animal until Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

American Airlines is grounding emotional-support animals

Jan. 5, 2021 1:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is banning emotional-support animals in a move that will force most owners to pay extra if they want their pets to travel with them. The airline said Tuesday that it will allow animals in the cabin free of charge only if they are trained service dogs. The change takes effect...

A farmer lies under the belly of a tractor trolley next to a bonfire as they block a major highway in a protest against new farm laws while it rains at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, India, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Indian farmers to continue highway protests after talks fail

Jan. 4, 2021 7:41 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Representatives of the Indian government and protesting farmers failed again Monday to reach agreement on the farmers' demand that new agricultural reform laws be repealed. With the government refusing to revoke the legislation, the farmers pledged to continue blockading key highways...

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,...