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Mumbai cinemas reopen after 18 months as life swings back

Oct. 22, 2021 03:26 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...

US: More threats, more desperate refugees as climate warms

Oct. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Earth's warming and resulting natural disasters are creating a more dangerous world of desperate leaders and peoples, the Biden administration said Thursday in the federal government's starkest assessments yet of security and migration challenges facing the United...

India celebrates 1B vaccine doses, hopes to speed 2nd shots

Oct. 21, 2021 10:29 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India celebrated giving its billionth COVID-19 vaccine dose on Thursday, a hopeful milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled a crushing surge earlier this year and missteps initially held back its inoculation campaign. About...

46 dead after heavy rains, landslides in northern India

Oct. 20, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 46 people have died and several are missing after floods triggered by heavy rains hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Wednesday. Rescuers worked through the night to retrieve bodies stuck in debris and to evacuate...

Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir

Oct. 20, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prominent chemist from his community, just a few miles from the activist’s home in Srinagar,...

Heavy rains trigger floods in northern India, killing 22

Oct. 19, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 22 people have died and others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, officials said Tuesday. The Indian Meteorological Department predicted that heavy to very heavy rain would continue...