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Kashmir students face terror law for cheering Pakistan win

Oct. 26, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir are investigating students and staff at two medical colleges under a harsh anti-terror law for celebrating India's loss to archrival Pakistan in a T20 World Cup cricket game, officials said Tuesday. Police said...

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Oct. 24, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations...

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

Oct. 24, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations...

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall

Oct. 22, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India. The Centers for Disease Control...

California travel blogger among 2 killed in Mexico's Tulum

Oct. 22, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A San Jose, California woman born in India was one of two foreign tourists killed in the apparent crossfire of a drug-gang shootout in Mexico’s Caribbean coast resort of Tulum. Authorities in Quintana Roo, the state where Tulum, Playa del Carmen...

Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Oct. 22, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Movie theaters in India’s entertainment capital Mumbai reopened on Friday after more than 18 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the last of the many virus restrictions to go amid a decline in infections. Theaters opened to half...

Dozens missing in Nepal as floods, mudslides kill over 100

Oct. 22, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities on Friday searched for dozens of people missing in this week's heavy rains, floods and landslides, as survivors complained they were yet to receive any government help. The death toll has crossed 100 in the country’s...

1 dead after jumping from 19th floor to escape Mumbai fire

Oct. 22, 2021 05:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least one person died after jumping from the 19th floor to escape a fire that engulfed a 61-story luxury apartment building in Mumbai in western India on Friday, a fire official said. Fifteen people were rescued, fire officer Pardhi said. ...

Qantas moves up flights as Australia expects tourists soon

Oct. 21, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Qantas Airways on Friday brought forward its plans to restart international travel from Sydney as Prime Minister Scott Morrison predicted tourists would be welcomed back to Australia this year. Vaccinated Australian permanent residents and...

Over 180 people killed after heavy rains in Nepal and India

Oct. 21, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by days of torrential rains have killed at least 99 people in Nepal since Monday, officials said. In neighboring India, heavy downpours this week have also wreaked havoc, killing at least 88 people, while flooding...