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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, May 29, 2020. Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asia shares fall as US-China tensions douse rally on Wall St

May. 28, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Friday in Asia after Wall Street’s rally petered out amid worries about flaring U.S.-China tensions. Benchmarks declined in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney but rose in Shanghai. Investors are nervously awaiting a news conference about China by President Donald Trump later in...

A villager clears tree branches fallen in front of his house after Cyclone Amphan hit the region, at Baguranjalpai village in East Midnapore district in West Bengal state, India, Friday, May 22, 2020. People forgot about social distancing and crammed themselves into government shelters, minutes before Cyclone Amphan crashed in West Bengal. The cyclone killed dozens of people and the coronavirus nine in this region, one of India’s poorer states. Even before the cyclone, its pandemic response was lagging; the state has one of the highest fatality rates from COVID-19 in India. With an economy crippled by India’s eight-week lockdown, and health care systems sapped by the virus, authorities must tackle both COVID-19 and the cyclone’s aftermath.(Debasis Shyamal via AP)

India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic

May. 22, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — In the middle of a pandemic, if a cyclone comes hurtling toward you, what should you do? Debasis Shyamal, a fisherman, forgot about social distancing. He crammed himself into a government shelter, minutes before Cyclone Amphan crashed into his coastal village in West Bengal on Wednesday...

A chemist displays hydroxychloroquine tablets in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking the antimalarial drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will be welcomed in India. Trump's previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the world’s largest producer of the drug to make much more of it, prescribe it for front-line health workers treating cases of the coronavirus and deploy it as a diplomatic tool, despite mounting evidence against using the drug for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Trump's use of malaria drug likely to be welcomed in India

May. 19, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump's previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the...

Indians stand outside a local snack shop during extended lockdown in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 18, 2020. India has recorded its biggest single-day surge in new cases of coronavirus. The surge in infections comes a day after the federal government extended a nationwide lockdown to May 31 but eased some restrictions to restore economic activity and gave states more control in deciding the nature of the lockdown. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus surge

May. 18, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India reports 5,242 new cases, largest single-day surge,...

Migrant workers from other states trying to return to their homes wait for transportation to a train station in Ahmedabad, India, Sunday, May 17, 2020. Tens of thousands of migrant laborers have been returning from big cities to their villages after losing jobs because of a countrywide lockdown imposed in late March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Asia Today: India extends lockdown for 2 more weeks

May. 17, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday extended its nearly 2-month-old lockdown by two weeks after reporting nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases, but said restrictions could be eased in low-risk areas to boost economic activity. After surpassing China on Saturday, India now has the most confirmed virus cases in...

In this May 11, 2020 photo, migrant workers from other states trying to return to their homes wait for transportation to a train station at a slum in Mumbai, India. As Indians await details of a huge coronavirus relief package Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to jump-start the economy, the virus outbreak in the financial capital of Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra state is starting to overwhelm hospitals, prisons and slums, complicating any economic recovery plan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Strains in hard-hit Mumbai complicate India's virus recovery

May. 13, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As Indians await details of a huge coronavirus relief package Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to jump-start the economy, the virus outbreak in the financial capital of Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra state is starting to overwhelm hospitals and slums, complicating any...

Indians line up to board trains outside New Delhi railway station in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. India is reopening some of its colossal rail network as the country looks at easing its nearly seven-week strict lockdown amid an increase in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India resumes limited train service as it eases lockdown

May. 12, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reopened parts of its huge rail network on Tuesday, running a limited number of trains as it looks at easing a nearly seven-week lockdown despite a continuing rise in coronavirus infections. Special trains departed from several large cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai. Passengers...

This combination photo shows musician/composer Aurlus Mabele, from left, writer Luis Sepulveda, shoemaker Sergio Rossi and chef Floyd Cardoz. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of artists and artisans, writers and actors, musicians and media figures. (Liza Monet via AP, from left, Marta Fernandez/Europa Press via AP, Sergio Rossi Family via AP and AP Photo)

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

May. 7, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

A man made to make shoes. The king of the Congolese dance hall. A novelist in exile. In the first of an occasional series, The Associated Press takes a look at figures in arts, entertainment and culture who have died after contracting the coronavirus. ___ SERGIO ROSSI, SHOEMAKER Sergio Rossi learned shoemaking...

People pass by wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as ride along a street in Beijing, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. China on Wednesday reported just two new cases of the coronavirus and no deaths. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: UN ups appeal to fight virus to $6.7 billion

May. 7, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN increases amount of appeal to fight coronavirus to $6.7...

A man grimaces as a nasal swab sample is collected from him to test for a new coronavirus in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Thai health workers started testing community of about 1,600 people of Klong Toey slum at a nearby Buddhist temple. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Asia Today: India's cases spike with Chennai market cluster

May. 6, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Health officials are rushing to contain the spread of the coronavirus in India's southern city of Chennai, where an outbreak has been identified at one of the country’s largest markets for fruit, vegetables and flowers. The busy Koyambedu market, with 500 shops, is central to the...