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The Latest: Health official: Booster use may be expanded

Sep. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health director says a government advisory panel’s decision to limit Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe disease is a preliminary step and predicts broader approval for most Americans “in...

Festival season returns to Nepal amid declining COVID cases

Sep. 19, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of devotees packed the old palace courtyard in the heart of Nepal's capital on Sunday to celebrate the feast of Indra Jatra, marking the return of the festival season in the Himalayan nation after it was scaled down because of the pandemic. ...

Contractors who powered US war in Afghanistan stuck in Dubai

Aug. 10, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Some of the foreign contractors who powered the logistics of America’s “forever war” in Afghanistan now find themselves stranded on an unending layover in Dubai without a way to get home. After nearly two decades, the rapid U.S....

A 'sense of achievement' for young Pakistani who summited K2

Aug. 01, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A young mountaineer who last week scaled the second-highest mountain on earth, said Sunday he felt a “sense of achievement” as he stood atop the K2 summit and hoisted the Pakistani flag. Shehroz Kashif, 19, who hails from the eastern city of...

Nepal's new PM gets confidence vote in parliament

Jul. 18, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s new prime minister got the support of more than half the members of the House of Representatives, which would allow him to continue in power until general elections scheduled for next year. Sher Bahadur Deuba got 165 votes in his favor...

Veteran politician becomes Nepal prime minister for 5th time

Jul. 13, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran politician was appointed Nepal's prime minister for the fifth time on Tuesday, a day after the Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives and upheld his claim to be the new leader. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari's office said...

Nepal's Supreme Court reinstates dissolved lower house

Jul. 12, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives on Monday and upheld the leader of the opposition’s claim to be the new prime minister. The 167-page court order removes Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, who had been running a...

US doses arrive as Nepal struggles to vaccinate population

Jul. 12, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A shipment of 1.5 million doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine donated by the United States arrived Monday in Nepal, which is struggling to inoculate its population against the coronavirus. “Today's delivery of the single-dose vaccine means...

Germany easing restrictions on travel from UK, Portugal

Jul. 05, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is easing strict restrictions on travel from Britain, Portugal and some other countries that were imposed because of the rise of the more contagious delta virus variant. Germany’s national disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said...