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Today in History: February 25, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for first world title

Feb. 25, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2024. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1964, Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) became world heavyweight boxing champion as he defeated...

The opposition alliance that aimed to oust Modi appears to be cracking just before India's elections

Feb. 22, 2024 23:05 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last year more than two dozen opposition parties in India came together to take on Narendra Modi, one of the country's most popular prime ministers in generations. But the broad alliance, beset with ideological differences and personality clashes, is cracking at a crucial time,...

India wants to hook its population onto clean energy by boosting rooftop solar

Feb. 22, 2024 06:17 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Just a few years ago, someone who wanted to install a rooftop solar connection in India faced getting multiple approvals, finding a reliable company to install the panels and spending heavily before seeing the first surge of clean energy. But that's...

A young man dies as clashes erupt between police and protesting farmers in India

Feb. 21, 2024 12:05 PM EST

SHAMBHU, India (AP) — Clashes between farmers and police in India left one protester dead Wednesday as the farmers resumed their march to the capital after talks with the government failed to end an impasse over their demands for guaranteed crop prices. Indian farmers began their...

Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

Feb. 21, 2024 09:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and changes in climate and energy security. "We...

Indians living along the border with strife-torn Myanmar protest restrictions on movement

Feb. 21, 2024 07:52 AM EST

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Hundreds of people living in a remote northeastern Indian state bordering strife-torn Myanmar on Wednesday protested the Indian government’s decision to scrap a limited free border movement between the countries. India and Myanmar until now had allowed...

Indian farmers reject government offer and say they will carry on marching to New Delhi

Feb. 20, 2024 03:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian farmers who have been protesting for a week to demand guaranteed crop prices have rejected a proposal from the government, and say they will continue their march to the capital New Delhi. The protesting farmers began their march last week, but their efforts...

Indian farmers strike to demand guaranteed crop prices as others attempt to march to New Delhi

Feb. 16, 2024 09:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Farmers blocked highways and held demonstrations in many rural areas in northern India on Friday to protest over a range of grievances that have also led tens of thousands to march toward the capital in tractors and wagons. Farmers in the northern states of Haryana...

Hong Kong customs arrests 7 in a $1.8 billion money laundering case linked to transnational crime

Feb. 16, 2024 03:51 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong customs officials have arrested seven people linked to the territory's largest ever money laundering case, involving about 14 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.8 billion) some of it linked to a scam case in India. The seven local residents, aged between 23...

Why tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting again

Feb. 15, 2024 23:31 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are protesting for guaranteed crop prices, renewing a movement that succeeded in getting contentious new agricultural laws repealed in 2021. Earlier this week, they began marching toward New Delhi, but their efforts so far have...