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Pakistan's Lahore becomes world's 3rd most polluted city

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said. The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses. ...

7 killed as Bangladesh votes for rural councils amid boycott

Nov. 11, 2021 13:52 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least seven people were killed in Bangladesh election violence as voters selected village council representatives Thursday in elections expected to further consolidate the governing party's power amid concerns about the state of the country's democracy. ...

AP analysis: Exposure to extreme heat has tripled since 1983

Nov. 11, 2021 09:08 AM EST

World leaders have committed to limiting Earth’s rising temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times. But what does that feel like? It’s difficult to convey, because you may not notice changes in average...

Hindus denounce violence amid attacks in Bangladesh

Oct. 18, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests continued Monday in Bangladesh’s capital to denounce a wave of violence against Hindus following an image posted on social media that was perceived as insulting to the country’s Muslim majority. New attacks took place Sunday night...

Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

Oct. 16, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Protests erupted for a second day in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, amid a wave of violence against local Hindus following a viral social media image perceived as insulting to the country's Muslim majority. Some 10,000 protesters — many of...

Protests erupt in Bangladesh amid Muslim-Hindu tensions

Oct. 15, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media. ...

The Latest: West Virginia hits daily record in new cases

Sep. 12, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia set two daily records in the past week for positive coronavirus cases as the pandemic continues to ravage the state. Thursday’s total of confirmed cases was a record 1,738, only to be broken by Saturday’s total of 1,821, according...

Bangladesh court sentences 6 militants to death in slayings

Aug. 31, 2021 04:49 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh anti-terrorism tribunal on Tuesday sentenced six Islamist militants to death in the brutal slayings of two men, including a prominent gay rights activist, five years ago, lawyers said. In April 2016, assailants hacked to death...