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Indonesian rebels say they're ready to free a New Zealand pilot taken hostage a year ago

Feb. 07, 2024 07:50 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Separatist rebels in Indonesia’s restive Papua region expressed their readiness Wednesday to release a New Zealand pilot who was taken hostage a year ago. Independence fighters led by Egianus Kogoya, a regional commander in the Free Papua Movement,...

A beheading video was on YouTube for hours, raising questions about why it wasn't taken down sooner

Feb. 02, 2024 15:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic video from a Pennsylvania man accused of beheading his father that circulated for hours on YouTube has put a spotlight yet again on gaps in social media companies' ability to prevent horrific postings from spreading across the web. Police said Wednesday...