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The Latest: US to buy initial antibody doses from Eli Lilly

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government has agreed to buy initial doses of an experimental COVID-19 antibody drug from Eli Lilly that patients could receive...

Asia Today: India’s confirmed virus cases near 8 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported in the latest...

The Latest: India capital has its worst 1-day virus caseload

NEW DELHI — India’s tally of confirmed coronavirus cases is moving closer to 8 million, with 43,893 new cases reported for the latest 24-hour...

Pompeo, Esper drive US anti-China message in India visit

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense chief Mark Esper stepped up the Trump administration’s anti-China message in India...

India’s festive season spawns fears of renewed virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Just weeks after India fully opened up from a harsh lockdown and began to modestly turn a corner by cutting...

Pompeo, Esper to push Trump’s anti-China message in India

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a week before November's election, two of President Donald Trump's top national security aides will visit India for meetings focused...

Asia Today: Vaccine promise is election issue in India state

NEW DELHI (AP) — A promise of free COVID-19 vaccination has become an issue in key state elections in India. ...

India cinemas reopen to small audiences after months in dark

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seven months after screens went dark, cinemas reopened Thursday in much of India with mostly old titles on the marquee...

Asia Today: India reports 63,000 new cases, China tests 4.2M

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has confirmed more than 63,000 new cases of the coronavirus, an increase of over 8,000 from the previous day...

India sets free top Kashmiri politician after a year

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian authorities on Tuesday released a top Kashmiri politician from detention more than a year after New Delhi scrapped Indian-controlled...

Bollywood’s powerful file suit against Indian news channels

NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain...

In India, top US diplomat calls China ‘elephant in the room’

NEW DELHI (AP) — A top U.S. envoy speaking in New Delhi has called China “an elephant in the room” and said Washington is...

India cases cross 7 million as experts warn of complacency

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even...

AP Interview: Top Afghan negotiator lauds India’s support

NEW DELHI (AP) — Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy said Saturday that India’s civil and military leadership are supportive of an inclusive, peaceful settlement of...

Asia Today: India cases approach 7 million amid slower pace

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus cases are nearing 7 million with another 73,272 reported in the past 24 hours. ...

Bollywood actress at the center of media frenzy granted bail

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Bollywood actress who was arrested by India's narcotics agency, setting off a media frenzy that has gripped the nation,...

Indian capital launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of...

Asia Today: India has another 75,800 cases, recovery high

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has registered 75,829 confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, a day after crossing 100,000 total fatalities. ...

India’s COVID-19 fatalities top 100,000, behind US, Brazil

NEW DELHI (AP) — India passed a grim milestone in its fight against the coronavirus on Saturday, with health authorities saying the country has...

India, South Africa ask WTO to ease IP rules for COVID-19

NEW DELHI (AP) — South Africa and India have asked the World Trade Organization to waive some provisions in the international agreements that regulate...

Hundreds in India protest government handling of fatal rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded the dismissal of the government of a northern Indian state where a 19-year-old woman...

India’s contracting economy rebooting from coronavirus blow

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of distressed Indian manufacturers and traders are counting on the eagerly-awaited October-December festive season to rescue them from their...

Indian police detain key opposition leaders protesting rape

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Indian police detained key leaders of the opposition Congress party, Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi, on Thursday after...

Asia Today: September was India’s worst month of pandemic

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Thursday reported 86,821 new coronaviruses cases and another 1,181 fatalities, making September its worst month of the pandemic. ...

Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage

NEW DELHI (AP) — The gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system sparked outrage across the...

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic’s ‘unprecedent toll’

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries...

Amnesty Int’l halts India operations, citing gov’t reprisals

NEW DELHI (AP) — Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Tuesday that it is halting its operation in India, citing reprisals by the government...

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central India...

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the...

India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reaches 6 million cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of...

3 Bollywood stars questioned in drug investigation

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three Bollywood actors, including top star Deepika Padukone, were questioned by India’s narcotics agency on Saturday as part of an...

Asia Today: India’s daily new virus cases on declining trend

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this...

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier. ...

Indian couple run street-side classes for poor students

NEW DELHI (AP) — On a quiet road in India's capital, tucked away on a wide, red-bricked sidewalk, kids set adrift by the country's...

Asia Today: India adds 87K cases, New Zealand easing rules

NEW DELHI (AP) — India recorded nearly 87,000 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as it edged closer to the United States...

At least 10 dead in residential building collapse in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A residential building that was due for repairs collapsed in central India early Monday, killing at least 10 people and...

Indian lawmakers pass farm bills amid uproar in Parliament

NEW DELHI (AP) — Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sunday approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says...

Asia Today: India’s cases keep rising; rallies in Melbourne

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. ...

Apple to launch first online store in India next week

NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple announced Friday that it will launch its first online store in India next week, as it seeks to increase...

Asia Today: India’s coronavirus cases jump by another 96K

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. ...

As India’s virus cases rise, so do questions over death toll

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Narayan Mitra died on July 16, a day after being admitted to the hospital for fever and breathing difficulties,...

5M people infected, India’s virus outbreak still soaring

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus infections passed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens...

Asia Today: India adds over 83,000 cases, nears 5 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — India confirmed more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing its total caseload to nearly 5 million. ...

India’s Modi faces turbulent session as Parliament reopens

NEW DELHI (AP) — After a five-month absence, Indian lawmakers returned to Parliament on Monday with the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Asia Today: India cases climb to 4.75M as recovery improves

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. ...

Asia Today: India’s cases cross 4.6M after record surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s confirmed coronavirus tally has crossed 4.6 million after a record surge of 97,570 new cases in 24 hours. ...

India, China agree to disengage thousands of border troops

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian and Chinese foreign ministers agreed that their troops should disengage from a tense border standoff, maintain proper distance...

Asia Today: India adds 96K virus cases, orders some retests

NEW DELHI (AP) — India edged closer to recording nearly 100,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours as it ordered retesting of many people whose...

Study finds India missed early cases, lockdown was leaky

NEW DELHI (AP) — Results of India’s first nationwide study of prevailing coronavirus infections found that for every confirmed case detected in May, authorities...

Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record spike of 95,735 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as the virus spreads beyond...

India adds 5 French-made fighter jets in military upgrade

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian air force inducted into service five French-made Rafale fighter jets Thursday amid heightened tensions with China along their...

Asia Today: India adds another 89K cases, to reopen schools

NEW DELHI (AP) — India added another 89,706 coronavirus cases to the second-highest tally in the world, and the government said schools would reopen...

Asia Today: India reports record 1,133 new virus deaths

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. ...

Asia Today: India surges to world’s 2nd-worst virus caseload

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases surged to 4.2 million, the second-highest total in the world, on Monday as urban metro trains partially...

India now 2nd behind US in virus cases amid economic pain

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's increasing coronavirus caseload made the Asian giant the world's second-worst-hit country behind the United States on Monday, as its...

India coronavirus caseload crosses 4M, stretching resources

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus caseload surpassed 4 million on Saturday, deepening misery in the country's vast hinterlands, where surges have crippled the...

Indian, Chinese defense ministers meet amid border tensions

NEW DELHI (AP) — The defense ministers from India and China have met in the Russian capital as the two sides try to lower...

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