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Despite curfew, deaths mount in Bangladesh student protests over government jobs quota

Jul. 20, 2024 03:35 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police imposed a strict curfew across Bangladesh and military forces patrolled parts of the capital Saturday to quell further violence after days of clashes over the allocation of government jobs left several people dead and hundreds injured. The curfew...

Indonesian women assert themselves with martial arts as gender-based violence remains a challenge

Jul. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An emotionally and physically abusive marriage of 11 years led Rani Miranti to join a fight club that has trained her in martial arts, enabling her to stand up against violence. Miranti is one of the growing number of Indonesian women who are taking...

Indianapolis anti-violence activist is fatally shot in vehicle

Jul. 19, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A community activist who started a nonprofit group to combat violence in Indianapolis was found shot to death in a vehicle at a gas station, authorities said. The victim was Ronald Frieson, 39, who was known around the city as Ron Gee, the Marion County...

At least 3 dead in Haiti after boat catches fire during escape attempt

Jul. 19, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP) — At least three people were dead and up to 40 others remain missing after a boat in the waters off northern Haiti caught fire with up to 80 Haitians on board trying to escape to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a government official said Friday. Civil Protection...

Bangladesh imposes nationwide curfew as deadly protests over government jobs escalate

Jul. 19, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government late Friday announced a nationwide curfew across Bangladesh and ordered the deployment of military forces to maintain order following days of deadly clashes over the allocation of government jobs. The announcement...

Governor of eastern Congo's gold-rich province bans mining activities to 'restore order'

Jul. 19, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

The governor of the South Kivu province in eastern Congo on Friday ordered the suspension of all mining activities to “restore order” in the mineral-rich region, which is plagued by violence from armed groups. Mining activities are suspended until further notice because of “the...

At least three dead in Haiti after boat catches fire during escape attempt

Jul. 19, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AP) — At least three people were dead and up to 40 others remain missing after a boat in the waters off northern Haiti caught fire with up to 80 Haitians on board trying to escape to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a government official said Friday. Civil Protection...

A week of indirect talks involving Sudan's warring parties wraps up in Geneva

Jul. 19, 2024 09:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A week of indirect talks involving Sudan's warring parties ended in Geneva on Friday, the U.N. secretary-general's personal envoy said. He described the discussions as an “encouraging initial step” in a complex process. Representatives of the Sudanese army and...

Mounting home demolitions and settler attacks plunge a Palestinian village into crisis

Jul. 19, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

UMM AL-KHAIR, West Bank (AP) — First came the Israeli military bulldozers, which tore down a quarter of the homes in the West Bank Bedouin village of Umm al-Khair. Then came the settler attacks. In the aftermath, dozens of people were left homeless and without consistent access to...

Here's what to know about the violent protests over government jobs roiling Bangladesh

Jul. 18, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has been gripped by violence this week after relentless clashes between student protesters, security officials and pro-government student activists over a quota system for government jobs. Protest organizers say they are imposing “a complete...