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The Latest: Lawmakers aim to limit state emergency powers

Apr. 10, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK — State lawmakers across the U.S. are taking actions to limit the emergency powers of governors — not just in the current coronavirus pandemic, but for any future emergencies. The pushback is coming primarily from Republican lawmakers but is not entirely...

5 killed in election violence in India's West Bengal state

Apr. 10, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in India’s West Bengal state, police said Saturday. Security forces caused the majority of the casualties — four killed and four wounded — while...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...

Indian forces kill 7 suspected militants in Kashmir fighting

Apr. 09, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Seven suspected militants were killed and four soldiers wounded in two separate gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Friday, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region Militants hid inside a mosque as...

US envoy Kerry discusses climate challenges in Bangladesh

Apr. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — John Kerry, the special U.S. envoy on climate, said Friday that President Joe Biden is eager to work with Bangladesh in dealing with the impact of climate change after the United States' return to the Paris accord. Kerry arrived in Bangladesh's...

India objects to U.S. Navy ship's patrol without consent

Apr. 09, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday objected to a U.S. Navy ship conducting a “freedom of navigation” patrol in its exclusive economic zone without its prior consent. "We have conveyed our concerns regarding this passage through our EEZ to the government of U.S.A...

Asia Today: Modi gets 2nd vaccine dose as India hits record

Apr. 08, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country hit another peak Thursday with 126,789 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. “Vaccination is among the few ways we have to defeat the virus. If you are...

India reaffirms pledge to Paris accord in meeting with Kerry

Apr. 07, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi told U.S. climate envoy John Kerry that India was committed to meeting its climate change pledges, and Kerry said the U.S. would support those goals with affordable access to green technologies and financing. India's...

Indian vaccine producer says it could restart exports of AstraZeneca doses by June if infections subside in India

Apr. 07, 2021 11:15 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian vaccine producer says it could restart exports of AstraZeneca doses by June if infections subside in India.

Asia Today: India sees another record rise in virus cases

Apr. 07, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported a record daily surge in new coronavirus cases for the second time in four days on Wednesday, while New Delhi, Mumbai and dozens of other cities announced they are imposing curfews to try to slow the soaring infections. The rise of...