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Afghan women demand seat at peace talks but face resistance

Apr. 28, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

HERAT, Afghanistan (AP) — For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was excruciating. Her husband had thrown a pot of scalding water on her face and upper body. Her head was bowed and sobs convulsed her body as she remembered...

Saudi runaway sisters plead for help on social media

Apr. 17, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways from the ultra-conservative kingdom using social media to seek asylum. Using a newly created Twitter account called...

Stormy Daniels protests Illinois tax on strip clubs

Mar. 22, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels briefly appeared at the Illinois Capitol on Friday to protest the state's tax on strip clubs. The porn actress who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president read a two-minute statement opposing the tax. Nicknamed the "pole...