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Pakistani PM: No talks until India restores Kashmir autonomy

May. 11, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister on Tuesday ruled out talks with neighboring nuclear-rival India, saying they cannot happen until New Delhi restores the semi-autonomous status of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Imran Khan's remarks were apparently...

Across faiths, US volunteers mobilize for India crisis

May. 11, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

Volunteers at Hindu temples, Muslim groups and Sikh relief organizations across the United States are mobilizing to support India as the world's second most populous country struggles to handle a devastating surge of the coronavirus. From coast to coast, faith groups...

In India's northeast there's fear of a virus surge to come

May. 10, 2021 06:57 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — With experts saying the coronavirus is likely spreading in India’s northeastern state of Assam faster than anywhere else in the country, authorities were preparing Monday for a surge in infections by converting a massive stadium and a university into hospitals. ...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...

As cases grow, India's vaccination campaign falters

May. 09, 2021 06:06 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Since India opened vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. ...

India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

May. 08, 2021 05:00 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over...

Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

May. 07, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the economic pain it will exact, as a startling surge in coronavirus cases that has pummeled the country's health system shows no signs of abating. ...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India where COVID rages

May. 07, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his...

Personal ties: Harris' family in India where COVID rages

May. 07, 2021 03:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Balachandran turned 80 this spring — a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his...

India's gov't eases hospital oxygen shortage as demand jumps

May. 06, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Under order by the Supreme Court, India's government on Thursday agreed to provide more medical oxygen to hospitals in the capital city of New Delhi, potentially easing a 2-week-old shortage that worsened the country's exploding coronavirus crisis. ...