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Gambia urgently recalls syrups blamed for 66 child deaths

Oct. 06, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambia has launched an urgent door-to-door campaign to remove cough and cold syrups blamed for the deaths of more than 60 children from kidney injury in the tiny West African country. Speaking to The Associated Press, the Director of Health Dr. Mustapha...

Bus plunges into gorge in India; kills 25 on board

Oct. 05, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A bus in northern India plunged into a gorge, leaving at least 25 dead and over a dozen others injured, officials said. Police told the Press Trust of India news agency there were 45 to 50 people on board the bus, all of whom were part of a wedding party, when it...

Prisons chief killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Oct. 04, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The prisons chief in Indian-controlled Kashmir has been killed, officials said Tuesday, as India’s powerful home minister arrived in the disputed Himalayan region on a three-day visit. The body of Director-General of Prisons Hemant Kumar Lohia bore multiple...

10 mountaineers killed after avalanche in northern India

Oct. 04, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 10 trainee mountaineers died Tuesday after being swept away by an avalanche in the Himalayas in northern India, media reports said, as rescuers searched for 11 others missing. A group of 29 people was hit by an avalanche on a mountain peak located in the...

San Diego Zoo welcomes 41 endangered turtle hatchlings

Oct. 03, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It only took two decades, but a rare and endangered turtle species has finally bred at the San Diego Zoo. Zoo officials on Monday announced the arrival of 41 tiny Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle hatchlings. Conservationists from the San Diego...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 9-15

Oct. 03, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 9-15: Oct. 9: R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 78. Singer Jackson Browne is 74. Actor Gary Frank (“Family”) is 72. Actor Robert Wuhl (“Arli$$”) is 71. Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne is 70. Actor Tony Shalhoub (“The...

AP PHOTOS: Kolkata artists paint, mold idols for Durga Puja

Oct. 03, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Spirits are soaring in India's “City of Joy” as tens of thousands of people jostle on Kolkata's streets in celebration of “Durga Puja,” the most important festival of the Bengali community. The five-day festival that began Saturday is marked by prayers...

Farm vehicle packed with people overturns in India; 26 dead

Oct. 02, 2022 06:44 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A farm tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people overturned and fell into a pond in northern India, killing 26 people, most of them women and children, officials said Sunday. The wagon was carrying around 40 people returning from a ceremony at a nearby local...

Today in History: October 2, Warsaw Uprising is crushed

Oct. 02, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2022. There are 90 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2, 1944, German troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which a quarter of a million people...

What the war in Ukraine means for Asia's climate goals

Oct. 01, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The queues outside petrol pumps in Sri Lanka have lessened, but not the anxiety. Asanka Sampath, a 43-year-old factory clerk, is forever vigilant. He checks his phone for messages, walks past the pump, and browses social media to see if fuel has arrived....