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Health workers collect a swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. India's total of coronavirus infections passed 5 million Wednesday, still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

5M people infected, India's virus outbreak still soaring

Sep. 16, 2020 5:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus infections passed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. The world's second-most populous country has added more than 1 million cases this month alone and...

Fireworks factory blaze kills 7 in southern India

Sep. 4, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A blaze erupted at a fireworks factory in southern India on Friday, killing six workers and the owner, all women, and injuring another two. Police officer Pandiyan, who uses one name, said that the injured had been taken to a hospital while the cause of the fire is being investigated. ...

FILE- In this Tuesday, March 8, 2016, file photo, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni attends a press conference prior to their practice match for the ICC World T20 cricket tournament in Kolkata, India. India great Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. Under Dhoni’s stewardship, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. (AP Photo/Bikas Das, File)

India great Dhoni retires from international cricket

Aug. 16, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who revolutionized limited overs cricket with his improvisation and devastating batting power, has announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday. “Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hours consider me as...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'One of us': South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choice

Aug. 13, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghe’s exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: “Kamala Aunty.” That title of respect that goes beyond family in Asian circles immediately came to mind when Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as...