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The Latest: Italy starts distributing J&J for those over 60

Apr. 21, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

ROME — Italy is distributing 184,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shots to regional vaccination centers and recommending it for people aged over 60 following the latest evaluation from the European drug regulatory agency. Italy’s health ministry and...

'No place for you': Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge

Apr. 20, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours as it tried unsuccessfully to find an open bed at six hospitals in India's sprawling capital. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours later. ...

Asia Today: Indian opposition leader positive for COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, an opposition Congress party leader and scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi family, says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing mild symptoms. Gandhi, 50, said in a tweet on Tuesday that “All those who’ve been in contact...

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

Apr. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation. The British and Indian governments said Monday that “in the...

Bangladesh court allows police to question Islamist leader

Apr. 19, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A court in Bangladesh on Monday allowed police to continue to question an influential leader of an Islamist group that led violent protests against last month’s visit by India’s prime minister to the Muslim-majority nation. Lawyers said...

Bangladesh arrests Islamist leader after violent protests

Apr. 18, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh on Sunday arrested an influential leader of an Islamist group that led violent protests against last month's visit by India's prime minister to the Muslim-majority nation, officials said. Mamunul Haque of the group...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

India reels amid virus surge, affecting world vaccine supply

Apr. 13, 2021 06:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that hospitals ran out of long ago. ...

Huge gatherings at India's Hindu festival as virus surges

Apr. 12, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed. The Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, is one of the most...

5 rebels, ex-policeman killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Apr. 11, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces killed five suspected rebels in two gunfights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, including a teenager, police said Sunday. A former police officer was also killed by unknown gunmen in a separate attack in the disputed Himalayan region. ...