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The Latest: Hamas leader tells rally militants won't retreat

May. 15, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIRUT — A top Hamas leader says militant groups in the Gaza Strip will...

Government attacks western Myanmar town that resists junta

May. 15, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. and British embassies in Myanmar both expressed concern Saturday about reports of fierce government attacks on a town in a western Chin state where martial law was declared Thursday because of armed resistance by opponents of military rule. ...

Police fire tear gas on banned Palestinian march in Paris

May. 15, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons Saturday in Paris as protesters supporting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip defied a ban on marching in the French capital. Thousands of people marched peacefully in other cities in France and elsewhere...

Bleak futures fuel widespread protests by young Colombians

May. 15, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of young people and college students have been at the forefront of Colombia's antigovernment protests for more than two weeks, armed with improvised shields made from garbage cans and umbrellas. They have taken the brunt of the...

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

May. 15, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An arrested Japanese reporter returned home Friday after being released by Myanmar's ruling junta in what it called a gesture of friendship to Japan. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Yuki Kitazumi was released after efforts by Japanese...

India police jail 21 Kashmiris amid pro-Palestinian rallies

May. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir said Saturday that 21 people were arrested for disturbing public order by expressing solidarity with Palestinians and holding protests against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza. Police said in a statement...

Today in History

May. 15, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 15, the 135th day of 2021. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1970, just after midnight, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two...

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

May. 14, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years as hundreds of young demonstrators in multiple towns clashed with Israeli troops, who shot and killed at least...

The Latest: Israeli airstrike on Gaza house kills at least 7

May. 14, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the stepped-up fighting between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers (all times local): GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City has killed at least seven Palestinians. The airstrike...

New Mexico ACLU sues over treatment of immigrant detainees

May. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESTANCIA, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center on Friday sued a private prison company over the treatment of nine immigrant detainees at the Torrance County Detention Center. The lawsuit centers on the use...