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Emergency crews in Papua New Guinea move survivors of massive landslide to safer ground

May. 26, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Emergency responders in Papua New Guinea were moving survivors of a massive landslide — feared to have buried scores of people — to safer ground on Sunday as tons of unstable earth and tribal warfare, which is rife in the country's Highlands, threatened the rescue...

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

Car bomb in the Syrian capital kills one. Drone strike near Lebanon border targets two vehicles

May. 25, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A bomb attached to a car exploded early Saturday in the western part of the Syrian capital that is home to several diplomatic missions, killing one person and causing material damage, state media reported. Damascus’ Mazze neighborhood houses the Iranian consulate,...

Colombia's ex-President Uribe charged with witness tampering in polarizing legal battle

May. 24, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe was charged Friday in a long-running witness tampering investigation. Uribe was formally charged with witness tampering and bribery for his efforts to discredit a political opponent who was digging into Uribe’s...

Defense secretary tells US Naval Academy graduates they will lead 'through tension and uncertainty'

May. 24, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be leading future sailors and Marines “through tension and uncertainty,” noting how two graduates from last year were just aboard the USS Carney in the Red Sea, where they helped shoot...

What comes next for Ohio's teacher pension fund? Prospects of a 'hostile takeover' are being probed

May. 24, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A battle is under way for the future of Ohio’s $94 billion teacher pension fund, as would-be reformers’ attempts to deliver long-promised benefits to retirees with the help of an aggressive investment firm touting an untested AI-driven trading strategy face intense...

UN human rights office decries beheadings, other violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

May. 24, 2024 11:17 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office warned Friday of “frightening and disturbing reports” about the impact of new violence in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine, pointing to new attacks on Rohingya civilians by the military and an ethnic armed group fighting it. ...

Top Russian military officials are being arrested. Why is it happening?

May. 24, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

It began last month with the arrest of a Russian deputy defense minister. Then the head of the ministry’s personnel directorate was hauled into court. This week, two more senior military officials were detained. All face charges of corruption, which they have denied. The arrests...

A UK election has been called for July 4. Here's what to know

May. 24, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom’s first national election in five years is shaping up as a battle for the country’s soul, with some saying it poses an existential threat to the governing Conservative Party, which has been in power since 2010. The center-right Conservatives...

Chad swears in president after disputed election, ending years of military rule

May. 24, 2024 04:21 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad swore in Mahamat Deby Itno as the president on Thursday after holding elections earlier this month, completing a disputed transition to democratic rule after he seized power three years ago. Deby Itno, also known as Mahamat Idriss Deby, took power after...