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11 face death over conservationist's murder in Tanzania

Dec. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A high court in Tanzania on Friday sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a conservationist in the East African country more than five years ago. Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter, a South African national, was shot dead in August 2017 while riding...

Eritrean forces still killing Tigray civilians, report says

Dec. 02, 2022 06:37 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrean troops have continued killing dozens of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and committing other abuses weeks after the two main warring parties signed a peace deal, according to an official document seen by The Associated Press. The forces from...

Spain insists no deaths on its soil during Melilla tragedy

Nov. 30, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister on Wednesday flatly rejected new media allegations of possible deaths on Spanish soil during a June storming by migrants of the border fence separating its north African enclave of Melilla from Morocco when at least 23 people died. ...

EU weighs plans to impose rules on NGO migrant rescue ships

Nov. 25, 2022 13:54 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union interior ministers on Friday weighed proposals to ease tensions between France and Italy over migrants arriving on their shores without authorization, including a possible crackdown on charity-run ships doing search and rescue work in the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Mali govt bans aid groups receiving funds from France

Nov. 22, 2022 11:12 AM EST

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali's government has announced a ban on aid groups that are funded by France, the latest attempt by the coup leader in charge to distance the West African country from its one-time colonizer and former ally in the fight against Islamic extremism. In a statement...

Insurgency, neglect hurt flood relief in Pakistani province

Nov. 22, 2022 01:13 AM EST

GANDAKHA, Pakistan (AP) — Maryam Jamali should have been preparing for an economics exam. Instead, the teenager from the flood-hit Pakistani province of Baluchistan was helping organize postpartum clinics and shelter for people neglected by relief efforts. Baluchistan is...

Sick child treated after migrant bus arrives in Philadelphia

Nov. 16, 2022 15:36 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bus carrying 28 migrants from Texas arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday, including a 10-year-old girl suffering from dehydration and a high fever who was whisked to a hospital for treatment. Advocates who welcomed them with coats and blankets as they arrived...

Gore announces fossil fuel emissions inventory at UN summit

Nov. 09, 2022 16:14 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A detailed inventory of the top known sources of greenhouse gas emitters launched by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore at the U.N. climate summit in Egypt on Wednesday found that the top 14 individual polluters are all gas and oil fields and their associated...

US identifies American slain in Baghdad, questions remain

Nov. 08, 2022 14:16 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — An American citizen who was fatally shot in central Baghdad was identified as 45-year-old Stephen Edward Troell, the U.S. Embassy based in the capital said Tuesday. Troell, a native of Tennessee, was killed by unknown assailants in his car as he pulled up to the...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Italy's migrant sea rescue standoff

Nov. 08, 2022 08:14 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s new far-right-led government has blocked humanitarian rescue ships from accessing its ports, resulting in a standoff with charities that patrol the deadly central Mediterranean, rescuing people in trouble at sea. Nongovernmental organizations, as well as...