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Storm weakens after heavy rain, evacuation in southern India

Dec. 04, 2021 01:28 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A tropical storm weakened after dumping heavy rains overnight in parts of southern India off the Bay of Bengal as more than 50,000 people evacuated to government-run camps, officials said Saturday. No loss of life or major damage has been...

Tropical storm brewing in Bay of Bengal off Indian coast

Dec. 03, 2021 04:23 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Indian authorities issued an alert, shut schools and canceled trains in parts of the country on Friday as rescue teams braced for a tropical storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is expected to hit the coastline of the southern state of...

Today in History

Dec. 03, 2021 00:06 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 3, the 337th day of 2021. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from...

Live updates: California reports 2nd omicron case in 2 days

Dec. 02, 2021 21:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES — California is reporting its second confirmed case of the omicron COVID variant in as many days. The Los Angeles County public health department says a county resident is self-isolating after apparently contracting the infection during a trip to South...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2021

Dec. 02, 2021 13:59 PM EST

They both carved out sterling reputations as military and political leaders over years of public service. But both also saw their legacies tarnished by their actions in the long, bloody war in Iraq. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and former Defense Secretary...

India confirms omicron variant cases, says get the shot now

Dec. 02, 2021 13:07 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday confirmed its first cases of the omicron coronavirus variant in two people and officials said one arrived from South Africa and the other had no travel history. A top medical expert urged people to get vaccinated. The Health Ministry...

Indian Health Ministry confirms first cases of omicron coronavirus variant in 2 people from southern Karnataka state

Dec. 02, 2021 06:18 AM EST
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Health Ministry confirms first cases of omicron coronavirus variant in 2 people from southern Karnataka state.

Train kills 2 elephants walking on track in northeast India

Dec. 01, 2021 08:49 AM EST

GAUHATI, India (AP) — A passenger train has hit and killed two wild elephants in northeastern India’s Assam state, authorities said Wednesday. “The two adult elephants were walking on the railway track when the train, on its way to the eastern tea-growing town of...

Indian man builds one-third sized Taj Mahal replica for wife

Dec. 01, 2021 05:39 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian man has built a one-third sized replica of the historic Taj Mahal for his wife, but unlike the original, it's their residence, not a mausoleum. Constructed with white marble from the same city in Rajasthan state that provided the Taj Mahal's...

India's economy grows by 8.4% amid signs of recovery

Nov. 30, 2021 22:30 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's economy grew at an 8.4% annual pace in the July-September quarter in the latest sign of an economic recovery in Asia’s third-largest economy, the government reported Tuesday. India suffered one of the biggest setbacks of any major economy in...