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At least 10 killed, 30 missing in Nepal landslides

Jul. 10, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rain on Friday killed at least 10 people and left 30 others missing in Nepal, officials said. Seven people died when mudslides hit three different spots around the resort town of Pokhara, police official Subash Hamal said. Pokhara, 200...

FILE- In this April 6, 2018 file photo, Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli arrives for the inaugural ceremony of the India-Nepal business forum in New Delhi, India. Oli could be forced out of office within weeks amid an internal tussle for power within his governing party following his sharp rhetoric on neighboring India and as Chinese influence grows in Nepal. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

Nepal cable TV operators stop airing Indian news channels

Jul. 10, 2020 4:41 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s cable and satellite television providers have stopped airing Indian news channels, with one operator saying Friday that the move was in response to public complaints over coverage of Nepal's prime minister. Sudeep Acharya, managing director of satellite television...

FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, left, shakes hand with the chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal after taking the oath of office at the Presidential building in Kathmandu, Nepal. Oli could be forced out of office within weeks amid an internal tussle for power within his governing party following his sharp rhetoric on neighboring India and as Chinese influence grows in Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

Power tussle in Nepal ruling party as China influence grows

Jul. 8, 2020 5:14 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister could be forced out of office within weeks amid an internal tussle for power within his governing party following his sharp rhetoric on neighboring India and as Chinese influence grows in the country. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli was set to meet...

About two dozen House Republican lawmakers stand on the Louisiana Capitol steps in support of a petition that would end the state of emergency over COVID-19, on Wednesday, June 25, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. The lawmakers have restarted a petition effort that failed to gain enough signatures earlier in the year, hoping to end the state of emergency declared by Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

The Latest: Mayo Clinic to end pay cuts, recall workers

Jun. 25, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is ending pay cuts that the Minnesota-based health system imposed to deal with a patient downturn caused by the novel coronavirus. The Star Tribune reports Mayo plans to restore pay and return furloughed workers this summer. In April, Mayo announced plans to cut pay to...

A man reacts as a health worker collects nasal swab samples from him during a mass test for the new coronavirus at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Asia Today: India to survey 29 million New Delhi residents

Jun. 25, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will carry out a massive survey for the coronavirus targeting the entire population in New Delhi of 29 million. Officials will go to each household to record every resident’s health details, and administer a virus test to those who show or report symptoms. The survey...

Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel speaks with the Associated Press during an interview at Singhadurbar in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Nepal’s top official battling coronavirus said Thursday he was alert and aware of the increasing number of cases in neighboring India, but was prepared to face the flow of Nepalese workers returning home from India as the country's lockdown is eased. Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel told The Associated Press in an interview that coronavirus cases are expected to increase in Nepal as thousands of workers return home from neighboring India. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

AP Interview: Nepal preparing for new coronavirus cases

Jun. 25, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal is increasing quarantine facilities and testing at border points to prepare for the expected return of thousands of workers from neighboring India, where coronavirus cases are surging, a senior official said Thursday. Nepal has reported 11,162 cases and just 26 deaths in a...

This November 2014 photo provided by the Wildlife Trust of India shows a leopard caught in a trap in a forest in Karnataka, India. Authorities in India are concerned a 2020 spike in poaching not only could kill more endangered tigers and leopards but also species these carnivores depend upon to survive. (WTI via AP)

Coronavirus lockdowns increase poaching in Asia, Africa

Jun. 22, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A camera trap photo of an injured tigress and a forensic examination of its carcass revealed why the creature died: a poacher’s wire snare punctured its windpipe and sapped its strength as the wound festered for days. Snares like this one set in southern India's dense forest have...

Nepal to deport 5 foreigners who protested pandemic response

Jun. 18, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five foreign nationals who took part in a protest in Nepal against the government's pandemic response will be deported as soon as international flights resume, the country's top immigration official said Thursday. The three Chinese, one American and one Australian were not being...

Nepal moves closer to claiming disputed land with India

Jun. 18, 2020 6:46 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s upper house of parliament on Thursday signed off on a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the nation’s political map to include strategically important territory also claimed by India. Already approved by the lower house, the proposed amendment...

People light candles on an outline of the new map of Nepal drawn on a road as they celebrate the approval of the political map to include territory claimed by both India and Nepal, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, June 13, 2020. Nepal’s Parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved the constitutional amendment to change the nation’s political map. The voting follows the government's issuing of a new map last month that showed the disputed territory within its borders. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal lawmakers OK map including area disputed with India

Jun. 13, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s Parliament on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to change the nation’s political map to include territory claimed by both India and Nepal. The voting follows the government's issuing of a new map last month that showed the disputed...