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The Latest: Britain to expand vaccine to youths ages 16-17

Aug. 04, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

LONDON — The British government is accepting the advice of scientists to expand its coronavirus vaccination to ages 16 to 17. Health Secretary Sajid Javid says in a tweet he'll accept the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization for...

Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...

ASEAN ministers pick Brunei diplomat as envoy to Myanmar

Aug. 04, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers on Wednesday picked Brunei Second Foreign Minister Erywan Yusof as their special envoy to Myanmar, in a breakthrough for regional mediation aimed at ending the country's deepening crisis after months of delay. ...

China seals city as its worst virus outbreak in a year grows

Aug. 04, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago escalated Wednesday with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city and the punishment of its local leaders. Since that initial outbreak was...

Indian navy ships to join exercises in Indo-Pacific

Aug. 04, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is sending four navy ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area. ...

Macao orders closure of entertainment venues, mass-testing

Aug. 04, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Macao authorities on Wednesday ordered the closure of entertainment venues but not casinos, and coronavirus tests for its 600,000 residents, after the gambling city confirmed four new infections. The closure covers gyms, bars, massage parlors and...

Stewart leads US to semis with 79-55 win over Australia

Aug. 04, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Breanna Stewart and the U.S. women played their best basketball of the Tokyo Games, putting on a dominant performance that team has been known for over the years en route to winning six consecutive Olympic gold medals. The Seattle Storm star was a...

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as COVID outbreak spreads

Aug. 03, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended flights and trains, canceled professional basketball league games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan, as widening outbreaks of the delta variant reached the city where the disease was first detected in late 2019. While the...

Asian stocks rise following uptick on Wall Street

Aug. 03, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Wednesday as traders mirrored overnight gains on Wall Street during another busy earnings week. The Kospi in South Korea advanced 0.9% to 3,264.78 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 1.5% to 26,589.87. The Shanghai...

Tencent limits gaming for kids after official media critique

Aug. 03, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s biggest gaming company, Tencent Holdings, said Tuesday it will limit gaming time for minors and ban children under age 12 from making in-game purchases after a state media article called games “spiritual opium." Tencent’s pledge to curb...