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Prince Philip shaped, and was shaped by, a century of tumult

Apr. 13, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Born into an age of revolutions in the wake of a pandemic, Prince Philip lived through a tumultuous century and worked to make the British monarchy a rock of stability in changing times. He bore witness to — and participated in — many of the...

Huge gatherings at India's Hindu festival as virus surges

Apr. 12, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed. The Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, is one of the most...

Fresno officer with former ties to extremist group fired

Apr. 10, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno police officer who is a former member of the extremist Proud Boys group has been fired, it was announced Friday. Officer Rick Fitzgerald had been on paid leave since an internal police investigation was launched last month after some...

ADL: Fox should fire Carlson for white-supremacist rhetoric

Apr. 09, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

The Anti-Defamation League has called for Fox News to fire prime-time opinion host Tucker Carlson because he defended a white-supremacist theory that says whites are being “replaced” by people of color. In a letter to Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on Friday, the head of...

Grim view of global future offered in intelligence report

Apr. 08, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are painting a dark picture of the world's future, writing in a report released Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic has deepened economic inequality, strained government resources and fanned nationalist sentiments. Those...

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

Apr. 08, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Authorities in Northern Ireland sought to restore calm Thursday after Protestant and Catholic youths in Belfast hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street violence in the region, where...

Israeli academic won't receive prize after signing petition

Apr. 08, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top court on Thursday upheld a Cabinet minister's decision to temporarily block a prominent academic from receiving the country's highest honor after he called on the EU to halt funding for an Israeli university located in the occupied West Bank. ...

High court: Charlottesville can remove Confederate statues

Apr. 01, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highest court ruled Thursday that the city of Charlottesville can take down two statues of Confederate generals, including one of Robert E. Lee that became the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The state Supreme...

Bangladeshi protesters clash with police during strike

Mar. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh security forces opened fire and used tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of protesters who were enforcing a nationwide general strike they called to denounce violence at a previous protest over a visit by India's prime minister. At...

India's Modi ends Bangladesh visit that sparked violence

Mar. 27, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his two-day official visit to Bangladesh, a trip that sparked both violent protests and enthusiasm that relations between the two neighbors will continue to grow. Modi arrived on Friday...