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India, Britain launch talks on free trade deal

Jan. 13, 2022 07:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Britain on Thursday launched talks on a free trade deal that is expected to boost bilateral trade by billions of dollars in one of the most ambitious negotiations after Brexit. Britain’s International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan met with...

India starts booster shots for vulnerable amid omicron surge

Jan. 10, 2022 08:25 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Healthcare and front-line workers along with people above age 60 with health problems lined up Monday at vaccination centers across India to receive a third dose as infections linked to the omicron variant surge. The doses, which India is calling a...

India vaccinates teens aged 15 to 18 as virus cases rise

Jan. 03, 2022 01:54 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian health authorities Monday began vaccinating teens in the age group of 15 to 18, as more states started to enforce tighter restrictions to arrest a new surge stoked by the infectious omicron variant. State governments across India administered doses at...

Pakistan, India exchange lists of prisoners, nuke assets

Jan. 01, 2022 07:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — South Asian archrivals India and Pakistan exchanged lists of each other’s citizens held in prison Saturday through their respective diplomats in Islamabad and New Delhi. The two sides also exchanged lists of their nuclear assets and facilities under an agreement...

Asia keeps omicron at bay, but a surge may be inevitable

Dec. 29, 2021 07:52 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Much of Asia has largely managed to keep omicron at bay even as the variant rages in other parts of the world, but the region that is home to most of the globe’s population is bracing for what may be an inevitable surge. Strict quarantine rules for arrivals...

Indian man beaten to death inside historic Sikh temple

Dec. 19, 2021 03:03 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — A man was beaten to death in the northern Indian city of Amritsar after he allegedly attempted to commit a sacrilegious act inside the historic Golden Temple, one of Sikhs' most revered shrines. The incident occurred during the daily evening prayer on Saturday,...

BEHIND THE LENS: Virus, vaccine, and some arresting images

Dec. 16, 2021 13:54 PM EST

DATE: April-October 2021 PLACE: Tandil, Argentina; New Delhi, India; Quezon City, Philippines; Havana, Cuba; Rivne, Ukraine. PHOTOGRAPHERS: Natacha Pisarenko; Amit Sharma; Aaron Favila; Ramon Espinosa; Evgeniy Maloletka. ___ How does the...

Indian farmers end yearlong protests and return home

Dec. 11, 2021 06:04 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of jubilant Indian farmers on Saturday cleared protest sites on the capital’s outskirts and began returning home, marking an end to their yearlong demonstrations against agricultural reforms that were repealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in a...

Indian farmers suspend year-long protest against new laws

Dec. 09, 2021 05:55 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of Indian farmers suspended a year-long protest on Thursday after the government withdrew contentious farm laws and set up a committee to consider their other demands, including guaranteed prices for key crops and the withdrawal of criminal cases against the protesters....

A timeline of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political life

Dec. 06, 2021 10:27 AM EST

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960 when her...