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The Latest: Pope Francis praises efforts in climate summit

Apr. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Joe Biden's global climate summit (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Pope Francis is urging participants in the U.S.-hosted global climate summit to ensure that the post-pandemic world is cleaner, purer and...

Oxygen supply disruption kills 22 COVID-19 patients in India

Apr. 21, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-two COVID-19 patients on ventilators died in a hospital in western India on Wednesday when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leak in a supply line, officials said. Suraj Mandhar, the district collector, said the supply of oxygen has since...

AP PHOTOS: India being overrun by its massive virus surge

Apr. 21, 2021 05:42 AM EDT

India has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases daily, bringing pain, fear and agony to many lives as lockdowns have been placed in Delhi and other cities. India’s Health Ministry reported 295,041 new cases on Wednesday with 2,023 deaths,...

Countries worldwide hit new records for virus cases, deaths

Apr. 20, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check. In the United States,...

'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...

India's capital to lock down amid explosive virus surge

Apr. 19, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi imposed a weeklong lockdown Monday night to prevent the collapse of the Indian capital's health system, which authorities said had been pushed to its limit amid an explosive surge in coronavirus cases. In scenes familiar from surges elsewhere,...

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 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...

Day workers leaving India's cities as virus dries up jobs

Apr. 16, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Migrant workers are piling into rail stations in India's financial capital Mumbai to head back to their home villages now that virus-control measures have dried up work in the hard-hit region. “What do I do now?" asked Ramzan Ali, who'd been...