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Death rates soar in Southeast Asia as virus wave spreads

Jul. 22, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city,...

Malaysia shuts vaccination center after 204 staff infected

Jul. 13, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia shut down a mass vaccination center in its worst-hit state Tuesday after more than 200 medical staff and volunteers tested positive for the coronavirus. The closure was the first of a vaccination center and came as the country's...

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths

Jul. 03, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported five additional COVID-19 cases and two more deaths. A statement released by tribal officials said the additional deaths increased the tribe’s pandemic death toll to 1,356. The statement...

Businesses shut as Malaysia enters second virus lockdown

Jun. 01, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malls and many businesses in Malaysia shuttered Tuesday as the country began its second nationwide lockdown to tackle a worsening surge of the coronavirus that has put its health care system on the verge of collapse. The Southeast Asian...

Judges, lawyers in MH17 trial visit wreckage of plane

May. 26, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges and lawyers in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 visited the wreckage of the plane Wednesday at a Dutch military air base. Remnants of the Boeing 777...

AP PHOTOS: Malaysian cemeteries face coronavirus surge

May. 26, 2021 05:54 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nowhere is Malaysia's worsening coronavirus surge more apparent than in the cemeteries around the capital. The rising infections and deaths have alarmed health officials. They spiked again Wednesday with a record 7,478 new cases reported,...

Malaysian official says train crash caused by human error

May. 25, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A collision between two light rail trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured more than 200 people was caused by a train driver's negligence, according to a preliminary investigation, Malaysia's transport minister said Tuesday. A fully automated...

Malaysian prime minister announces one-month virus lockdown

May. 10, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — All of Malaysia will be placed under a near lockdown for about a month to fight the coronavirus, but businesses will be allowed to continue to operate at reduced capacity, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced Monday. The lockdown,...