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Abortion opponent charged with stalking San Francisco doctor

May. 19, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An abortion opponent was arraigned Thursday on charges of felony stalking and other misdemeanors after he targeted a physician at home and barged into the San Francisco health clinic where the physician works, frightening the doctor, patients and staff, District Attorney...

Sri Lankan protesters include Tamil victims in war memorial

May. 18, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan protesters lit flames and offered prayers Wednesday remembering thousands — including ethnic Tamil civilians — killed in the final stages of the country’s decadeslong civil war, in the first-ever event where mostly majority ethnic Sinhalese openly...

Egypt: Mubarak son says family clear of corruption charges

May. 18, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The son of Egypt's former president said Tuesday that he and family members were innocent of corruption charges made in international courts after the country’s 2011 popular uprising, after courts last month in Switzerland and the European Union ruled in the family's favor. ...

Today in History: May 16, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends

May. 16, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 16, the 136th day of 2022. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1943, the nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an end as German forces crushed the Jewish...

Biden calls to congratulate presumptive Philippine president

May. 12, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden called Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday to congratulate him on his apparent landslide victory in the Philippine presidential election, Manila’s ambassador to Washington said. Biden is among the first world leaders to recognize...

Dozens killed by rebels in eastern Congo's Ituri province

May. 09, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Rebels in eastern Congo attacked a village near a mine in Ituri province, killing at least 52 people, government officials said. Fighters with the group known as CODECO attacked the town of Kablangete on Sunday, said Jean-Pierre Bikilisende, the mayor of...

Marcos redux? Dictator's son may win Philippine presidency

May. 07, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte smile and chat of their love of burgers and mango shakes on the election trail in a carefree YouTube video before breaking into a short rap penned for their campaign for president and vice president of the Philippines by a popular...

Extremist rebels launch deadly attack in northeast Nigeria

May. 04, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremist rebels have killed at least seven people in an attack in northeast Borno state in Nigeria, witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The rebels attacked Kautukari village in the Chibok area of Borno on Tuesday evening, said...

Philippine vote: Volunteers back reformer vs. dictator’s son

May. 02, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One supporter wrote a stirring campaign song that has been played nearly 4 million times on Spotify. Other volunteers are barnstorming Philippine villages, going door-to-door to endorse Vice President Leni Robredo in next week’s presidential election. ...

A political reckoning in Sri Lanka as debt crisis grows

Apr. 28, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sherry Fonseka joined millions in 2019 in electing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a military strategist whose brutal campaign helped end Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war 10 years earlier. Now he is one of thousands who, for weeks, have protested outside the...