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Turkey, where Saudi writer died, has culture of surveillance

Oct. 22, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly scheme...

Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite

Oct. 21, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the...

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

Oct. 20, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said. The women and...

US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial

Oct. 19, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that have caused a dangerous climate. Chief Justice John Roberts signed an order...

The Latest: Supreme Court stalls youth climate change case

Oct. 19, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a youth climate change lawsuit against U.S. government (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit that 21 young activists brought against the federal government. The order issued Friday by Chief Justice John...

Complaint: Michigan college's graduation prayer violated law

Oct. 19, 2018 2:22 PM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A group of civil rights activists filed a complaint against a public college in Michigan over a prayer that was said at graduation. The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists on Thursday sent Muskegon Community College a letter detailing the complaint, which was filed in...

The Latest: Mexican officials say activist resisted arrest

Oct. 18, 2018 10:41 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the caravan of Central American migrants trying to advance toward the United States. (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Mexican immigration officials say activist Irineo Mujica, who has dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship, is accused of property damage and resisting arrest. A...

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom

Oct. 18, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was smiling when she emerged from the George Bush...

UK's May to face fresh ire at home after being spared by EU

Oct. 18, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will head home from an inconclusive European Union summit on Brexit to a barrage of criticism that her 27 EU counterparts spared her during the two-day event that ended Thursday.. In Brussels, May said she would consider a longer transition period, one...

Faith leaders tell candidates to stop vilifying immigrants

Oct. 18, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — More than 70 Kansas religious leaders and community activists are asking the state's political candidates to stop vilifying immigrants. The Kansas City Star reports that interfaith leaders signed an open letter to candidates saying that immigrants in the country legally and...