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Afghanistan's Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

May. 07, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful...

Al-Qaida chief blames US for Ukraine invasion in new video

May. 07, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri made an appearance in a pre-recorded video to mark the 11th anniversary of the death of his predecessor Osama bin Laden. Al-Zawahri says in the video that “U.S. weakness” was the reason that its ally Ukraine became “prey” for...

Today in History: May 4, four killed at Kent State

May. 04, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 4, the 124th day of 2022. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing...

Today in History: May 3, Margaret Thatcher elected

May. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime...

Today in History: May 2, Mandela claims victory

May. 02, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 2, the 122nd day of 2022. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory in the wake of South Africa’s first democratic elections; President F.W....

Today in History: May 1, Americans hear of bin Laden's death

May. 01, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 1, the 121st day of 2022. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation. (Because...

AP Photos: Pandemic-hit theater back in India's northeast

Apr. 17, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Traveling theater groups in India's northeastern state of Assam are reviving the local art and culture scene after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pause in their performances for a year and a half. Seven roving theater companies are back on stage playing before...

A look at acts of public violence in NYC over past 40 years

Apr. 13, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The shooting this week of 10 people by a man who deployed smoke grenades and fired at least 33 shots in a commuter-packed Brooklyn subway car was hardly the first time New Yorkers have grappled with an act of violence. Over the past 40 years, New York has endured...

Anxieties resurface as gunfire erupts on NYC subway

Apr. 13, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the year began, New Yorkers shuddered at a subway crime straight out of urban nightmares — the death of a woman shoved onto the tracks by a disturbed stranger. The city’s new mayor vowed to “make sure New Yorkers feel safe in our subway system.” But...

EXPLAINER: What's ahead for politically volatile Pakistan?

Apr. 11, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Months of economic discontent in Pakistan were capped by days of tense drama. When the week ended, one of the country's most charismatic prime ministers was ousted, and his replacement was a member of a prominent political dynasty. And the turmoil may not be over...