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Yemen's rebels: Saudi coalition airstrike kills 13 civilians

Jun. 15, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike from the Saudi-led coalition struck a vehicle carrying civilians in northern Yemen on Monday, killing 13 people, including four children, according to the Houthi rebels. Yemeni tribal leaders, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, confirmed that Saudi...

FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020 file photo, medical students test a self-designed computer-controlled ventilator prototype at the Chandaria Business and Incubation Centre of Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. More than two dozen international aid organizations have told the U.S. government they are

Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

Jun. 12, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to no U.S. humanitarian assistance has reached those on the front lines” of the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of new cases picks up...

In this Monday, May 4, 2020, photo, Shileyi Platero, 10, along with her stepfather Leland Barger, fills some water tanks just outside of Gallup, N.M., before taking back home in the town of Thoreau, N.M. Normally they would travel to Gallup to get supplies including water but they could not enter the town due to the lockdown. (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico child disparities on food, violence ranked high

Jun. 6, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has the highest child food insecurity and the lowest percentage of students graduating on time nationally, according to a new report from a global children’s advocacy group. The report by the Save the Children released Tuesday found that the American Southwestern...

FILE - In this May 25, 2018, file photo, Jose Espinoza, 18, stands outside his trailer with his 4-month-old infant, Emmily, and wife, Maria Rodriguez, 19, in Vado, N.M. while speaking about making only $50 a day picking onions. New Mexico's child poverty rate rose slightly and continues to rank near the bottom nationally despite improvements in the state's economy, a child-advocacy group said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. The 2019 New Mexico Kids Count Data Book, released by New Mexico Voices for Children, found 26% of the state's children in 2018 remained at or below the federal poverty line. That places the state back to 49th nationally in child poverty. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Report: Child disparities highest in US South, West

Jun. 2, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Childhood disparities around malnutrition, graduation rates, and early deaths are worst among rural, black-majority counties in the American South and isolated counties with Native American populations, according to a new report. Those inequities put these populations more at risk...

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah in Cape Town, South Africa. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are fulfilling their last royal commitment Monday March 9, 2020 when they appear at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. It is the last time they will be seen at work with the entire Windsor clan before they fly off into self-imposed exile in North America. (Henk Kruger/Pool via AP, File)

Harry and Meghan mark son's 1st birthday with charity video

May. 6, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a video of Meghan reading to their son as they mark Archie's 1st birthday and promote a campaign to help children during the coronavirus pandemic. The video shows Meghan sitting with Archie on her lap and reading one of his favorite books,...