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Sudanese to name civilian council in bid to pressure army

Apr. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce a civilian transitional council on Sunday in a bid to exert more pressure on the military to hand over power following the overthrow of long-ruling President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month. The Sudanese Professionals Association...

Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses

Apr. 20, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals. State Sen. Maureen Walsh, a Republican representing College Place, Washington,...

Separate militant attacks kill nearly 50 Syrian soldiers

Apr. 20, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces came under separate attacks from Islamic State militants and al-Qaida-linked insurgents in different parts of the country that killed nearly 50 soldiers and allied fighters, activists and a war monitoring group said Saturday. In one attack, IS militants ambushed...

Activist: Sudan protest leaders meet with military rulers

Apr. 20, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese activist says leaders of the protest movement are holding talks with the military council. Ahmed Rabie, a leader at the Sudanese Professionals Association which is behind the protests, tells The Associated Press that Saturday's meeting is the third that they have with the...

Sudanese protest organizers step up pressure on military

Apr. 19, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers on Friday stepped up calls for a swift transfer of power, saying they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted President Omar al-Bashir after months of street protests against him. The announcement...

FIFA backs English players' social media boycott over racism

Apr. 18, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA is backing a 24-hour social media boycott by professional players in England in a protest against racial abuse and revealed plans for a new global campaign to eradicate discrimination in soccer. Following a series of high-profile cases in recent weeks, the Professional...

Media lawyers in Australian court over Cardinal gag order

Apr. 15, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dozens of high-profile Australian journalists and major media organizations were represented by lawyers in a court on Monday on charges relating to breaches of a gag order on reporting about Cardinal George Pell's convictions for sexually molesting two choirboys. Reporting in any...

Sudanese army holds 1st meeting with protesters since coup

Apr. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese political parties and movements behind nearly four months of anti-government protests met with the country's military on Saturday, activists and the military said, holding the first talks since the army forced President Omar al-Bashir from power two days ago. The meeting came after...

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Apr. 11, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The latest on developments in Sudan (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Friday The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-essential U.S. government workers to leave Sudan, following the Sudanese military's ouster of President Omar al-Bashir after months of escalating public protests against his...

Medical association blasts military's transgender policy

Apr. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration regulation set to go into effect Friday bars transgender people from the military unless they "correct those deficiencies," a description the American Medical Association said Thursday is unfair and defies science.   The AMA told The Associated Press on...