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Forced to rebuild a life at 12, a Haitian girl joins thousands seeking an escape from gang violence

May. 27, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — For 12-year-old Juliana St. Vil, life begins every afternoon. She bounds out of the crowded shelter where she’s been sleeping on the concrete floor for 10 months, a smile on her face despite harsh surroundings. Not yet a teenager, Juliana must...

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence in the West Bank

May. 26, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief insisted Sunday that Israel must abide by the U.N. top court's rulings and end its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and, at the same time, questioned the possible involvement of authorities in the settler violence against...

A police officer is held in deadly shooting in riot-hit New Caledonia after Macron pushes for calm

May. 24, 2024 11:20 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police officer in riot-hit New Caledonia shot and killed a man Friday after being attacked by a group of about 15 people, the territory's prosecutor said, the seventh shooting death in the unrest shaking the French Pacific archipelago. The officer was in custody and an...

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. ...

New lawsuit accuses Sean 'Diddy' Combs of sexually abusing college student in the 1990s

May. 24, 2024 09:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Sean “Diddy” Combs subjected her to violence and abuse over several years in the 1990s has filed a lawsuit in New York accusing the rapper of sexual assault, battery and gender-motivated violence. April Lampros, who met Combs in 1994 when she...

Biden thanks Kenya's Ruto for sending police to Haiti and defends keeping US forces from the mission

May. 23, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed deep appreciation to Kenyan President William Ruto for the coming deployment of Kenyan police forces to help quell gang violence in Haiti and he defended his decision to withhold American forces from the mission in the beleaguered...

Danish police temporarily ban the Bandidos motorcycle club, citing violence

May. 22, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark on Wednesday issued a temporary ban on the Danish arm of the Bandidos motorcycle club, citing the group’s violent behavior. The temporary ban was based on the assessment that the group’s activities and the behavior of its members...

How 2 debunked accounts of sexual violence on Oct. 7 fueled a global dispute over Israel-Hamas war

May. 22, 2024 03:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Chaim Otmazgin had tended to dozens of shot, burned or mutilated bodies before he reached the home that would put him at the center of a global clash. Working in a kibbutz that was ravaged by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, Otmazgin — a volunteer commander with ZAKA, an...

Takeaways from AP examination of how 2 debunked accounts of sexual violence on Oct. 7 originated

May. 22, 2024 03:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Nations and other organizations have presented credible evidence that Hamas militants committed sexual assault during their Oct. 7 rampage in southern Israel. Though the number of assaults is unclear, photo and video from the attack’s aftermath have shown bodies with...

The bodies of 4 men and 2 women were found strangled, piled up in Mexican resort of Acapulco

May. 21, 2024 15:54 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bodies of four men and two women were found strangled and dumped in a pile in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco, prosecutors in the southern state of Guerrero said Tuesday. The bodies were found late Monday on a street with their hands tied behind...