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Papua New Guinea's sidelined minister to fight domestic violence charge in Sydney court next year

Jul. 17, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s sidelined Petroleum Minister Jimmy Maladina will appear in an Australian court in March next year to fight a charge of assaulting a woman during a domestic dispute. The 58-year-old appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday to have a...

The stepped-up security around Trump is apparent, with agents walling him off from RNC crowds

Jul. 17, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — On the floor of the Republican National Convention Tuesday evening, vice presidential candidate JD Vance greeted and shook hands with excited delegates as he walked toward his seat. It was a marked contrast from former President Donald Trump, who entered the hall a...

Global rights group finds Hamas-led militants committed war crimes on Oct. 7

Jul. 17, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, according to a global human rights group report released Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said the acts of the...

With Haitian migration growing, a Mexico City family of doctors is helping out

Jul. 17, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

CIUDAD NEZAHUALCOYOTL, Mexico (AP) — Last year, the Hernández Pacheco family began to notice a number of Haitians arriving at an apartment across the street from their medical clinic on the outskirts of Mexico City. Their two-story, mint-green office sits on a small street in...

Prosecutors say neo-Nazi 'murder cult' leader plotted to give poison candy to Jewish kids in NYC

Jul. 16, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a neo-Nazi extremist group based in eastern Europe has been charged with plotting to have an associate dress up as Santa Claus and hand out poisoned candy to Jewish children in New York City to sow terror, prosecutors said Tuesday. Michail...

Violence plagued all levels of American politics long before the attempt on Trump's life

Jul. 16, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long before a would-be assassin wounded former President Donald Trump, the fuse of political violence had been burning across America. Members of Congress have been shot. One lawmaker's staffers in Virginia were attacked with a baseball bat. In Louisville, a...

Biden says cooling political rhetoric doesn't mean he'll 'stop telling the truth' about Trump

Jul. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday for the first time since the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, continuing his calls to calm the divisive rhetoric on both sides but also arguing that doing so "doesn’t mean we should stop telling the truth”...

Iran threat prompted more security at Trump rally as officials warn of potential for copycat attacks

Jul. 16, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A threat on Donald Trump’s life from Iran prompted additional security in the days before Saturday’s campaign rally, but it was unrelated to the assassination attempt on the Republican presidential nominee, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, as law enforcement warned of the...

More Kenyan police arrive in Haiti with UN-backed mission to fight violent gangs

Jul. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Another 200 police officers from Kenya arrived Tuesday in Haiti for a U.N.-backed mission led by the East African country to battle violent gangs that have taken over parts of the troubled Caribbean country. The officers arrived nearly a month after the...

5 killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh in violent clashes over government jobs quota

Jul. 16, 2024 14:01 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least five people were reported killed and dozens injured in Bangladesh on Tuesday as student protests against a government jobs quota led to violence around the country, media reports said. Student protesters clashed with pro-government...