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Floyd verdict sparks hope, inspiration for activists abroad

Apr. 21, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The guilty verdict in the trial over George Floyd's death was not just celebrated in America. It signaled hope for those seeking racial justice and fighting police brutality on the other side of the Atlantic and beyond, where Black Lives Matter has also become a rallying cry. ...

It's the 1 week of the year when PGA Tour is about 2 players

Apr. 20, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

PGA TOUR ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS Site: Avondale, Louisiana. Course: TPC Louisiana. Yardage: 7,425. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.4 million. Winner's share: TBA. Television:...

Cape Town wildfire largely contained, damage is assessed

Apr. 20, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Fire crews had largely contained a big wildfire on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday as the city started to come to terms with the damage caused by what officials described as one of the area's worst blazes in years. ...

40,000 displaced in north Mozambique after assault on Palma

Apr. 20, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some 40,000 displaced and urgently needing food, work suspended on a multi-billion-dollar gas investment, and scores of dead still being counted. The damage caused by Mozambique's extremist rebels in their deadly assault on the northeastern town of...

Fire on Cape Town's Table Mountain under control, smoldering

Apr. 19, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Firefighters in Cape Town finally brought a wildfire under control Monday after it swept across the slopes of the city's famed Table Mountain, burning the university's historic library and forcing the evacuation of some neighborhoods. The...

Cape Town fire burns university library, students evacuated

Apr. 18, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A wildfire raging on the slopes of Cape Town's Table Mountain spread to the University of Cape Town, burning the historic campus library and forcing the evacuation of students Sunday. Orange flames lit up the windows of the library that houses...

Patients evacuated after fire in Johannesburg hospital

Apr. 17, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nearly 700 patients have been evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg’s Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South Africa’s largest city. No injuries or casualties have been reported. The fire has been...

The Latest: Vaccines to be made available at Alaska airports

Apr. 16, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy says COVID-19 vaccines would be made available at key airports in the state starting June 1. He made the announcement Friday, as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering Alaska’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. ...

South African variant of COVID-19 found in Nebraska

Apr. 16, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State health officials say the highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first found in South Africa, known as B.1.351, has now been found in Nebraska. The first case of the variant was recently confirmed in a Lancaster County resident, the Nebraska...

South Africa takes first step to offer jabs to the elderly

Apr. 16, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa took the first step in its mass vaccination campaign on Friday by starting online registrations for the elderly to receive shots beginning next month. People aged 60 years and older will be vaccinated first as they are among those at...