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Slovenian police stop van carrying 43 migrants

Aug. 10, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia said Monday they stopped a van carrying 43 migrants who entered the country illegally. They detained a 39-year-old Bulgarian citizen who was driving the van, which had Bulgarian license plates. The migrants said they came from Pakistan and Bangladesh. A patrol...

At least 17 killed as Bangladesh passenger boat capsizes

Aug. 5, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A passenger boat carrying more than 40 people capsized Wednesday in a marshy wetland in northern Bangladesh, killing at least 17 people, an official said. The incident happened in Netrokona district, and divers recovered at least 17 bodies, said Bulbul Ahmed, the area’s top...

Bangladesh arrests 3 in police station blast, denies IS link

Jul. 30, 2020 4:48 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police said they arrested three suspects in the bombing of a Dhaka police station and denied a claim of responsibility by the Islamic State group, saying the attackers were motivated by criminal intent. Five people, including four police, were injured when a bomb...

In this Saturday, July 8, 2017, file photo, a One horned Rhinos wades through flooded Kaziranga national park in Kaziranga, 250 kilometers (156 miles) east of Gauhati, India. More than a hundred animals, including 10 one-horn rhinoceroses, have died due to massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, prompting Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, to express their concern in a letter to park authorities, officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, file)

British royals share anguish over Indian rhino park's floods

Jul. 25, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — More than 100 animals, including 10 one-horn rhinoceroses, have died due to massive flooding at the famed Kaziranga game reserve in northeastern India, prompting Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, to express their concern in a letter to park authorities, officials...

In this photograph provided by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) shows IFRC volunteers reaching flood affected communities with drinking water and other support in Kurigram, Bangladesh, July 16, 2020. More than 9.6 million people across South Asia have been affected by severe floods, with hundreds of thousands struggling to get food and medicine, officials and aid organizations said Wednesday. (IFRC via AP)

South Asia floods displace millions, kill 550

Jul. 22, 2020 8:07 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 9.6 million people across South Asia have been affected by severe floods, with hundreds of thousands struggling to get food and medicine, officials and aid organizations said Wednesday. About 550 people have died in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, while millions have been...

Thousands of people enjoy the summer weather at the 'Isar' river banks in Munich, Germany, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

The Latest: S. Korea has smallest rise in cases in 2 months

Jul. 19, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported its smallest daily jump in local COVID-19 transmissions in two months as health authorities express cautious optimism that the outbreak is being brought under control. South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday still reported 26 newly...

A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands guard at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Saturday, July 18, 2020. Authorities in a city in far western China have reduced subways, buses and taxis and closed off some residential communities amid a new coronavirus outbreak, according to Chinese media reports. They also placed restrictions on people leaving the city, including a suspension of subway service to the airport. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: China battles new outbreak in far west Xinjiang

Jul. 18, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The number of confirmed cases in a new coronavirus outbreak in China’s far west has risen to 17. The National Health Commission said Saturday that 16 more cases were identified in the previous 24 hours in the Xinjiang region, on top of a first case. The outbreak in the city of Urumqi...

An Indian forest guard on a boat takes away the carcass of a wild buffalo calf through flood water at the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary in Pobitora, Morigaon district, Assam, India, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed dozens of people in this northeastern region. The floods also inundated most of Kaziranga National Park, home to an estimated 2,500 rare one-horned rhinos. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Monsoon floods, landslides kill at least 221 in South Asia

Jul. 16, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 221 people across South Asia over the past month, officials said Friday. More than 1 million people have been marooned in Nepal, Bangladesh and India and hundreds of thousands have fled their homes for higher...

The Latest: Arizona extends pandemic moratorium on evictions

Jul. 16, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona renters dreading the expiration of a coronavirus-related moratorium on evictions will get a reprieve. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the ban on evictions would be extended until Oct. 31. Arizona’s 120-day order had been due to end July 22. It was supposed to ensure people...

Mohammed Shahed, center, the owner of two hospitals that issued thousands of fake coronavirus test reports is brought by helicopter after being arrested by Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion personnel in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday July 15, 2020. Shahed, a member of the governing party who regularly appeared on TV talk shows, was arrested Wednesday near the Indian border as he attempted to flee the country to India. (AP Photo/Sourav Lasker)

Bangladeshi hospital owner arrested over fake virus tests

Jul. 16, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security officials in Bangladesh have arrested the owner of two hospitals that issued thousands of fake coronavirus test reports as he attempted to flee the country to India, officials said Thursday. Mohammed Shahed, a member of the governing party who regularly appeared on TV...