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UN experts: Sudan's paramilitary forces carried out ethnic killings and rapes that may be war crimes

Mar. 01, 2024 01:27 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Paramilitary forces and their allied militias fighting to take power in Sudan carried out widespread ethnic killings and rapes while taking control of much of western Darfur that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, United Nations experts said in a new...

Black soldiers are honored, name by name, at a Civil War battlefield

Feb. 29, 2024 22:13 PM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Thelma Sims Dukes grew up during the 1940s and ‘50s in a segregated Mississippi town steeped in Civil War history. As a small Black girl, she would walk to school through Vicksburg National Military Park — the hilly battlefield where Union and...

The Latest | Gaza death toll tops 30,000 as over 100 killed in aid convoy violence

Feb. 29, 2024 20:02 PM EST

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 70,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip since the Israel's war on Hamas began nearly five months ago, health officials in the territory said. On Thursday, Palestinian witnesses say Israeli troops opened fire on a crowd of people...

Journalism leaders express support for media covering the Israel-Hamas war, ask for more protection

Feb. 29, 2024 18:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three dozen leaders at news organizations around the world have signed a letter expressing solidarity with journalists in Gaza, calling for their safety and freedom to report in the war zone. The letter, released Thursday, was spearheaded by the Committee to Protect...

Colombia pauses buying Israeli weapons and president calls war in Gaza 'genocide'

Feb. 29, 2024 18:02 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro announced Thursday his government is suspending purchases of weapons from Israel after Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza, marking an escalation of tensions between both countries over the Israel-Hamas...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

Feb. 29, 2024 17:18 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed in the chaos, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, according to...

From nuclear risk to helping young families: Things to know about Putin's state-of-the-nation speech

Feb. 29, 2024 11:19 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday delivered a blunt message to the West, warning that it risks provoking a global nuclear war if it expands its involvement in the fighting in Ukraine. At the same time, Putin focused his 2-hour state-of-the-nation address...

Putin warns that sending Western troops to Ukraine risks a global nuclear war

Feb. 29, 2024 10:04 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fulfill Moscow’s goals in Ukraine and sternly warned the West against deeper involvement in the fighting, saying that such a move is fraught with the risk of a global nuclear conflict. Putin's blunt warning came in...

Israel-Hamas war brings back pain to Argentine Jewish community decades after major bombing attack

Feb. 29, 2024 08:27 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — On Oct. 7, when Hamas militants attacked numerous targets in Israel, killing hundreds and abducting others, Marina Degtiar felt she had traveled back in time, to July 18, 1994. What happened in Buenos Aires 30 years ago broke her apart. A bomb-laden...

Austria's top diplomat appeals for a pause in Mideast fighting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Feb. 29, 2024 08:24 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Austria’s foreign minister on Thursday urged Israel and Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group against escalating the conflict along the volatile Israel-Lebanon border and expressed hope for a pause in the fighting in Gaza in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in...