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Japan to push controversial mine for UNESCO World Heritage

Jan. 28, 2022 08:49 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that Japan will recommend a former gold mine on Sado Island for a UNESCO World Heritage list, despite protests from South Korea that the site is inappropriate because of its wartime abuse of Korean laborers — a sensitive issue that still...

UN: Worse now for women peace builders than before COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 20:49 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Women seeking to participate in shaping and building peace and defending human rights face a “vastly worse” situation now than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations human rights chief said Tuesday. Michelle Bachelet told the U.N....

Irish mourn slain 23-year-old teacher who was out jogging

Jan. 18, 2022 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of mourners turned out Tuesday in Ireland for the funeral Mass of a 23-year-old elementary school teacher whose slaying has reignited debate about how to tackle violence against women. Police said Tuesday they arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of murder...

Pope on new year: Pandemic is hard, but focus on the good

Jan. 01, 2022 07:58 AM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his New Year's wishes to the world, Pope Francis encouraged people Saturday to focus on the good which unites them and decried violence against women while acknowledging that the coronavirus pandemic has left many scared and struggling amid economic inequality. ...

Citing COVID, judge prods Maxwell jury to work overtime

Dec. 28, 2021 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury weighing the fate Ghislaine Maxwell's fate said Tuesday they were “making progress” at the end of the fourth full day of deliberations at the closely watched sex trafficking trial where a judge expressed concern New York City's coronavirus surge could derail...

Maxwell trial jury finishes first full day of deliberations

Dec. 21, 2021 18:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The jury deliberating at Ghislaine Maxwell's trial finished its first full day of deliberations Tuesday without reaching a verdict, having asked to review the testimony of three of four women who said they were teens when the British socialite aided financier Jeffrey Epstein in...

Homeless shelter only for single women opens in Fort Wayne

Dec. 19, 2021 09:53 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A homeless shelter intended only for single women has opened in Fort Wayne to address a shortage of such emergency space in the city. The St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter is the first emergency shelter open year-round in Fort Wayne expressly for single...

Nigerian lawmakers reject bill seeking gender equality

Dec. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian senators have for the third time in five years rejected a bill that sought to promote gender equality, citing “socio-cultural and Islamic concerns.” The proposed law was dropped after some lawmakers in the country’s upper legislative chamber,...

European court urges Russia to tackle domestic violence

Dec. 14, 2021 12:16 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A top European human rights court issued a ruling Tuesday urging Russia to introduce measures tackling domestic violence against women, which it said is happening on a “staggering scale” amid “systematic problems in securing prosecutions and convictions.” The...

Appeals court cites bias, overturns cold-case murder verdict

Dec. 06, 2021 19:09 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court in Washington state on Monday overturned the cold-case murder convictions against a man accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987, citing juror bias. Detectives arrested William Earl Talbott II in 2018 using the then-novel method of...