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Militant's death brings Gaza toll from latest fighting to 49

Aug. 12, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian mourners held a funeral Friday for a militant who succumbed to wounds suffered during three days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza militants last weekend. His death brings the total number of Palestinians killed in the flare-up to...

India criticizes China for blocking UN sanctions on militant

Aug. 12, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Friday criticized China's decision to block the imposition of U.N. sanctions sought by it and the United States against the deputy chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based extremist group designated by the United Nations as a terrorist organization. "It...

Ship heads to Ukraine to get grain for food-starved Africa

Aug. 12, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A ship approached Ukraine on Friday to pick up wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia, in the first food delivery to Africa under a U.N.-brokered plan to unblock grain trapped by Russia’s war and bring relief to some of the millions worldwide on the brink of starvation. ...

Three Chinese corporate giants leaving NY stock exchange

Aug. 12, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Three state-owned Chinese corporate giants announced plans Friday to remove their shares from the New York Stock Exchange, adding to a growing financial separation between the biggest global economies in the midst of a dispute over scrutiny of company audits. ...

US, Indonesia, Australia hold drills amid China concerns

Aug. 12, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

BATURAJA, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers from the U.S., Indonesia and Australia joined a live-fire drill on Friday, part of annual joint combat exercises on Sumatra island amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region. A total of more than 5,000 personnel from the...

Latvia, Estonia leave China-backed East Europe forum

Aug. 12, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Latvia and Estonia say they have left a Chinese-backed forum aimed at boosting relations with Eastern European countries, in what appears to be a new setback for China's increasingly assertive diplomacy. The move follows China’s boosting of its relations with...

Dairy farm in Ukraine's Donbas region struggles to survive

Aug. 12, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

DMYTRIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — One of the last working dairy farms on Ukrainian-controlled territory in the eastern Donbas region is doing everything it can to stay afloat in a place where neither workers nor animals are safe from Russia's devastating war. Only around 200 head of...

Large wildfire burning amid drought on Hawaii’s Big Island

Aug. 11, 2022 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A large wildfire in a rural area of Hawaii's Big Island is not threatening any homes, but high winds and extremely dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze. The fire started in the western reaches of the U.S. Army's Pohakuloa Training...

UN demands end to military activity at Ukraine nuke plant

Aug. 11, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief warned Thursday that “very alarming” military activity at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine could lead to dangerous consequences for the region and called for an end to attacks at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia facility....

Death penalty looms over NYC bike path attack jury selection

Aug. 11, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About 200 potential jurors for the trial of a man charged with killing eight people on a New York City bike path in a terror attack filled out questionnaires Thursday posing questions about the death penalty in a case in which the U.S. Justice Department still has not indicated if...