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The Latest: China cancels attempts to climb Mount Everest

May. 15, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEIJING — China has canceled attempts to climb Mount Everest from its side of the world’s highest peak because of fears of importing coronavirus cases from neighboring Nepal. China’s official Xinhua News Agency says the closure was confirmed in a notice from...

Misinformation surges amid India's COVID-19 calamity

May. 14, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The man in the WhatsApp video says he has seen it work himself: A few drops of lemon juice in the nose will cure COVID-19. “If you practice what I am about to say with faith, you will be free of corona in five seconds,” says the man, dressed in...

Scientists race to study variants in India as cases explode

May. 12, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A potentially worrisome variant of the coronavirus detected in India may spread more easily. But the country is behind in doing the kind of testing needed to track it and understand it better. On Monday, the World Health Organization designated the new...

Suit: Workers lured from India paid $1.20 per hour for years

May. 11, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

FBI agents were at a large Hindu temple in New Jersey on Tuesday as a new lawsuit claimed it was built by workers from marginalized communities in India who were lured to the U.S. and forced to work long hours for just a few dollars per day. The lawsuit accuses the...

EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China

May. 08, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The European Union and India agreed Saturday to restart negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal, eight years after their first attempt failed and as both sides seek alternatives to China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke via...

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...

The Latest: Connecticut data show COVID-19 vaccine effective

May. 07, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Of the more than 1.4 million Connecticut residents who are now fully vaccinated, 242 later became infected with COVID-19, according to data released Friday from the state Department of Public Health. Among the 242 so-called “vaccine breakthrough...

EU leaders attend summit in person for 1st time this year

May. 07, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — European Union leaders and their large following of diplomats and advisers met Friday in Portugal for two days of in-person talks, signaling their belief that the threat from COVID-19 on the continent is waning amid a quickening vaccine rollout. ...

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...