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A medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Asia Today: China's COVID-19 hospitalizations, cases rise

Jan. 15, 2021 8:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission on Friday said 1,001 patients were under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious condition, and that 144 total new cases...

A medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. A city in northern China is building a 3,000-unit quarantine facility to deal with an anticipated overflow of patients as COVID-19 cases rise ahead of the Lunar New Year travel rush. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: David Kessler tapped for vaccine rollout

Jan. 15, 2021 7:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden also is tapping former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler to help lead the incoming administration’s vaccine rollout and development program. Kessler has been advising Biden as a co-chair of his advisory board on the coronavirus pandemic....

Pro-king supporters clash with riot police as they march demanding reinstating monarchy that was abolished more than a decade ago in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Jan.11, 2021. Monday's protest was the latest anti-government protest against Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli who has been facing street demonstrations against him from a splinter faction of his own Communist party and more from opposition political groups for dissolving parliament. Nepal's centuries-old monarchy was abolished in 2008 by the parliament and replaced by a republic where the president was elected as the head of state. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Thousands in Nepal demand return of centuries-old monarchy

Jan. 11, 2021 5:52 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Riot police in Nepal clashed for hours Monday with thousands of protesters demanding a return of the monarchy that was abolished more than a decade ago and the reinstatement of a Hindu state. Police blocked the main road to the prime minister's office, using batons to beat the...

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish yeshiva students light candles on the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day commemoration of the Jewish uprising in the second century B.C. against the Greek-Syrian kingdom, which had tried to put statues of Greek gods in the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

AP PHOTOS: Prayers, candles and Santas for year-end holidays

Jan. 6, 2021 9:03 AM EST

Santa Claus got around quite a bit last month — despite the pandemic. There he was speaking to a toddler at a Christmas fair in Venezuela's capital. Linking arms in a prayer circle with leather-clad members of a faith-based Missouri motorcycle club. In Gaza City, not one but two Santas posed with...

Nepalese supporters of the splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party participate in a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Tens of thousands of supporters of the splinter group rallied in the capital on Tuesday demanding the ouster of the prime minister and the reinstatement of the Parliament he dissolved amid an escalating feud in the party. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Thousands demand ouster of Nepal leader as party feud grows

Dec. 29, 2020 7:22 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of a splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party rallied in the capital on Tuesday demanding the prime minister's ouster and the reinstatement of the Parliament he dissolved amid an escalating party feud. The protesters chanted slogans...

A Nepalese protester burns an effigy of prime minister Khadga Prasad Oli in front of the parliament building in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis. Parliamentary elections will be held on April 30 and May 10, according to a statement from President Bidya Devi Bhandari's office. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal president dissolves Parliament; elections next spring

Dec. 20, 2020 7:40 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis. Parliamentary elections will be held on April 30 and May 10,...

FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, a bird flies with Mount Everest seen in the background from Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. China and Nepal have jointly announced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, a new height for Mount Everest, ending a discrepancy between the two nations. The new official height is 8,848.86 meters (29,032 feet), slightly more than Nepal's previous measurement and about four meters higher than China's. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

EXPLAINER: Why did Mount Everest's height change?

Dec. 9, 2020 10:24 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The world's highest mountain is now officially a little higher, and that might not be the end of the story. China and Nepal agreed this week on a new standard height for Mount Everest, the rugged Himalayan peak that straddles their border. As definitive as that sounds, geological changes,...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mount Everest, also known locally as Mt. Qomolangma. China and Nepal have jointly announced on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, a new height for Mount Everest, ending a discrepancy between the two nations. (Tashi Tsering/Xinhua via AP, File)

China, Nepal say Everest a bit higher than past measurements

Dec. 8, 2020 5:26 AM EST

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — China and Nepal jointly announced a new official height for Mount Everest on Tuesday, ending a discrepancy between the two nations. The new height of the world's highest peak is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet), which is slightly more than Nepal’s previous measurement and...

China and Nepal announce new agreed-on height for Mount Everest of 8,849 meters (29,032 feet), ending past discrepancy

Dec. 8, 2020 3:48 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China and Nepal announce new agreed-on height for Mount Everest of 8,849 meters (29,032 feet), ending past discrepancy.