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AP PHOTOS: Weeks of sweltering heat scorch northern India

May. 29, 2024 01:43 AM EDT

BIKANER, India (AP) — People in northern India have been struggling with an unrelenting, weekslong heat wave that has forced schools to close in some places and raised the risk of heatstrokes for laborers working outdoors. India’s weather department expects the high temperatures...

Planned Parenthood asks judge to expand health exception to Indiana abortion ban

May. 29, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Abortion providers are asking an Indiana trial judge this week to broaden access to abortions under the state's near-total ban. Indiana law allows for abortion in rare circumstances, including when the health or life of the woman is at risk, but only at a...

Proposed gender identity measure fails to qualify for California ballot

May. 28, 2024 21:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians won't be voting this November on a policy that would have required schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification. Proponents of a ballot measure to create such a statewide policy announced Tuesday they...

A driver with an Oregon-based medical care nonprofit is fatally shot in Ethiopia while in a convoy

May. 28, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A staff member with an Oregon medical care nonprofit was killed when the team he was traveling with in a convoy was fired upon in Ethiopia, officials said Monday. Mustefa Alkisim was a Medical Teams International driver traveling in the insecure Amhara region...

Farmers must kill 4.2 million chickens after bird flu hits Iowa egg farm

May. 28, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm, the state announced Tuesday. Crews are in the process of killing 4.2 million chickens after the disease was found at...

Authorities urge proper cooking of wild game after 6 relatives fall ill from parasite in bear meat

May. 28, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reaffirmed the importance of properly cooking wild game after six people became sick from a parasite traced to undercooked bear meat that was served at a family reunion in South Dakota. The six — one in...

East, Southeast Asia had record methamphetamine seizures last year. Profits remain in the billions

May. 28, 2024 12:33 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — East and Southeast Asia are awash in record amounts of methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime said in a new report Tuesday. It traced their source largely to the cross-border region known as the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos...

UN human rights experts ask Belarusian authorities to help a political prisoner dying of cancer

May. 28, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have appealed to Belarusian authorities to help a political prisoner who has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer. The experts expressed the “utmost concern” about the denial of medical assistance to Pavel Kuchynski,...

UN report says that education, social safety nets vital for Asia to grow rich, cope with aging

May. 28, 2024 04:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — As economies in Asia and the Pacific slow and grow older, countries need to do more to ensure that workers get the education, training and social safety nets needed to raise incomes and ensure social equity, a United Nations report said Tuesday. The report by the...

Uganda tackles yellow fever with new travel requirement, vaccination campaign for millions

May. 28, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has rolled out a nationwide yellow fever vaccination campaign to help safeguard its population against the mosquito-borne disease that has long posed a threat. By the end of April, Ugandan authorities had vaccinated 12.2 million of the 14 million...