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A new leader in the Philippines, and a family's old wounds

Jun. 24, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — He was the uncle I never met. But in my family's origin story, Emmanuel “Manny” Yap always loomed large. The life of great potential cut short. The cautionary tale. But also the reminder of doing what was right, no matter the cost. A rising leader...

Burkina Faso to create military zones to fight jihadi rebels

Jun. 22, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s ruling junta says it will create two military zones where civilians must vacate their homes to allow the army to battle jihadi rebels without any hindrances. The two zones will be established in the country's hard-hit East and Sahel...

AP PHOTOS: Israelis train in ghost town dubbed 'Mini Gaza'

Jun. 22, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

ZEELIM ARMY BASE, Israel (AP) — The Muslim call to prayer echoes through a remote town in southern Israel that has known only war. Its 500 buildings, the tallest eight stories high, are deserted. Its narrow alleys are adorned with militant murals and posters honoring slain...

Mali government says jihadi rebels kill 132 civilians

Jun. 20, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Recent attacks by jihadi rebels in central Mali have killed 132 civilians, the government announced Monday. The killings happened when several villages in the Bankass area were attacked on Saturday and Sunday, the government said in a statement Monday. ...

Congo military accuses Rwanda of invasion; rebels seize town

Jun. 13, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s military accused Rwanda of “no less than an invasion” after M23 rebels captured a key town on Monday. The military vowed that Congolese forces would defend their homeland, marking a dramatic escalation in tensions between the two Central African neighbors. ...

Latino activism leads in grassroot efforts on climate change

Jun. 12, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Students at a largely Hispanic elementary school in Phoenix have long lined up for morning classes on a dusty patch of dirt under a broiling sun. So when Tony Mada learned of plans to plant 75 young trees at Borman Elementary School, the 30-year-old and his daughter...

Former Bolivian president sentenced to 10 years in prison

Jun. 10, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday on charges linked to her assumption of office in 2019 amid violent protests that led to the resignation and exile of her predecessor, Evo Morales. Áñez was convicted...

Doubts hang over UK's Johnson though bid to oust him fails

Jun. 07, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to patch up his tattered authority on Tuesday after surviving a no-confidence vote that exposed his shrinking support in a fractured Conservative Party and raised serious doubts about how long he can stay in office. The...

Weakened UK leader Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote

Jun. 06, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a no-confidence vote on Monday, securing enough support from his Conservative Party to remain in office despite a substantial rebellion that leaves him a weakened leader with an uncertain future. Known for his ability to...

An infamous day. A search for answers. Will America tune in?

Jun. 06, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are processing the nightmare of the slaughter of children in Texas, the racist murders in Buffalo, New York, and the other numbingly repeated scenes of carnage in the United States. They're contending with what feels like highway robbery at the gas pump,...