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Scores of dead bodies are found floating in the Ganges River in India as country battles surge in coronavirus infections

May. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Scores of dead bodies are found floating in the Ganges River in India as country battles surge in coronavirus infections.

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

May. 11, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Shakuntala Haraksingh...

Scores of dead bodies found floating in India's Ganges River

May. 11, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. Authorities said Tuesday they haven't yet determined the cause of death. Health officials working...

Thailand urged not to repatriate reporters who fled Myanmar

May. 11, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Rights organizations and reporters' groups urged Thai authorities on Tuesday not to repatriate three journalists who fled to Thailand from military-run Myanmar, saying they would face arrest and possible physical harm. The journalists work for the...

The Latest: Gathering of Muslim nations condemns Israel

May. 11, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it's widening its military campaign: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A gathering of representatives of Muslim...

Wall Street opens lower led by more drops in Big Tech stocks

May. 11, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street again as Apple and other Big Tech companies give up more ground. The S&P 500 index fell 1.2% in the early going Tuesday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, which is coming off its biggest drop since March, lost 1.6%. Investors are becoming concerned that...

Japan ruling party renews charter change drive amid pandemic

May. 11, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's governing party is renewing its push for its long-cherished goal of revising the country's pacifist constitution, saying effective anti-coronavirus measures such as lockdowns aren't possible without an emergency clause in the charter providing enforcement and the...

The Latest: US colleges can tap into COVID-19 relief fund

May. 11, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities across the nation can now start tapping into $36 billion in relief funding that Congress approved in March, the Biden administration announced Tuesday. The U.S. Education Department said it’s starting to steer the funding to more...

China issues total ban on synthetic cannabinoids

May. 11, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday said it will add all synthetic cannabinoids to its list of banned drugs, in what it described as a first in the world, to curb their manufacturing, trafficking and abuse. It is the second time that Chinese authorities have imposed a...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay pulled off streets in Hiroshima

May. 11, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay is being pulled off the streets in Hiroshima prefecture as COVID-19 cases rise in Japan barely 10 weeks before the opening ceremony. Hiroshima Governor Hidehiko Yuzaki said that a ceremony next week without the relay is likely...