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The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims

Jun. 21, 2024 10:31 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law intended to protect domestic violence victims.

Peace must be a priority, say Catholic leaders on anniversary of priests' violent deaths in Mexico

Jun. 20, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two years have passed since a leader of one of Mexico’s organized crime gangs stormed into a Catholic church in the remote Tarahumara mountains and fatally shot two Jesuit priests. Among many faith leaders nationwide, the pain unleashed on June 20, 2022 —...

Gang violence in Haiti has displaced nearly 580,000 people, a new UN report says

Jun. 19, 2024 18:33 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Surging violence in Haiti from clashes with armed gangs since March has displaced nearly 580,000 people, according to a new report from the U.N. migration agency, a sobering figure that underscores the magnitude of the Caribbean nation's crisis. Haiti...

Some life-saving food assistance entered South Darfur, UN says, but aid groups say more is needed

Jun. 19, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — South Darfur saw a slight increase in critical aid when the U.N.'s World Food Program delivered life-saving food and nutrition to some families across the violence-riddled western Sudanese state, the organization said. But more assistance is needed, humanitarian organizations say. ...

2 French boys are accused of raping a 12-year-old Jewish girl in an act of antisemitism

Jun. 19, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two adolescent boys in a Paris suburb have been given preliminary charges of raping a 12-year-old girl and religion-motivated violence, French authorities said Wednesday. A Jewish leader said the girl is Jewish. The attack elicited widespread shock and concern,...

Ukraine launches a national sexual assault registry for victims of Russian forces

Jun. 19, 2024 09:52 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Ukraine have created a national registry to document cases of sexual violence allegedly committed by Russian forces, a senior prosecutor told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Viktoriia Litvinova, the country’s deputy prosecutor general, said...

New Caledonia police detain independence leader and 10 others in wake of revolt against French rule

Jun. 19, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in the restive French Pacific territory of New Caledonia rounded up 11 people Wednesday, including an independence leader, who are suspected of having a role in the deadly violence that wracked the archipelago where Indigenous Kanak people have long sought to break free from...

Quavo hosts summit against gun violence featuring VP Kamala Harris on late rapper Takeoff's birthday

Jun. 19, 2024 02:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Migos rapper Quavo's quest to transform his nephew Takeoff's tragic shooting into a force for change convened with a summit against gun violence on what would have been the late rapper’s 30th birthday. Quavo held the inaugural Rocket Foundation Summit at the...

Haiti police meet Kenyan commanders ahead of deployment of UN-backed mission to fight gangs

Jun. 18, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A team of Haitian police commanders on Tuesday met Kenya’s inspector general of police ahead of a planned deployment to the violence-hit Caribbean country expected to take place by the end of June. Kenya is set to lead a U.N.-backed multinational...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...