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Authorities in Papua New Guinea search for safer ground for thousands of landslide survivors

May. 29, 2024 01:13 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Authorities in Papua New Guinea were searching on Wednesday for safer ground to relocate thousands of survivors at risk from a potential second landslide in the country's highlands, while the arrival of heavy earth-moving equipment at the disaster site where hundreds...

Spain, Ireland and Norway recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 28, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that was fueled by international outrage over the civilian deaths and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. The joint...

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

May. 25, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it was unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive...

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

May. 23, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A northern Arizona man was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2020 starvation death of his 6-year-old son. Authorities say the boy, Deshaun Martinez, was locked in a tiny bedroom closet for 16 hours a day over a month with his...

Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son

May. 23, 2024 16:03 PM EDT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona man convicted of first-degree murder in starvation death of 6-year-old son.

Malaysia PM says his country keeps good ties with US but not China phobia, wants to engage both

May. 23, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday his country does not have a “China-phobia” policy and wants to engage both Beijing and Washington, expressing hopes for both powers to resolve their differences. Anwar, who is attending a Nikkei annual...

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

May. 22, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden welcomed Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit and designating the East African nation a major non-NATO ally as it prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to address the security crisis in the...

First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

May. 22, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent days a “limited number” of high-energy biscuits that arrived from a U.S.-built pier, the first aid from the new humanitarian sea route to get into the hands of Palestinians in grave need. ...

The Latest | UN food aid collapses in Rafah as Israeli leaders decry war crime accusations

May. 21, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

The United Nations said Tuesday that it was no longer able to distribute food aid in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. The humanitarian crisis has escalated over the past two weeks since Israel launched an incursion into Rafah that closed a...

UN halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation caused by Israel’s expanding military operation. The U.N. warned that humanitarian operations across the territory were nearing...