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Hardship and hope: Winter, missile storms show Kyiv's mettle

Nov. 27, 2022 02:24 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The play finishes. The actors take their bows. Then they let loose with wartime patriotic zeal. “Glory to Ukraine!” they shout. “Glory to the heroes!” the audience yells back, leaping to its feet. The actors aren't done. More yells follow, X-rated ones,...

Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as wintry warfare looms

Nov. 27, 2022 06:38 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling by Russian forces struck several areas in eastern and southern Ukraine overnight as utility crews continued a scramble to restore power, water and heating following widespread strikes in recent weeks, officials said Sunday. With persistent snowfall...

Protests of strict lockdown hit Shanghai, other China cities

Nov. 27, 2022 05:16 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China's strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai and Beijing on Sunday afternoon, continuing a round of demonstrations that have spread across the country since a deadly apartment fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi led to questions over...

At World Cup, US soccer scrubs Islamic emblem from Iran flag

Nov. 27, 2022 06:39 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. soccer federation is displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' World Cup match Tuesday. Iran's government reacted by accusing America...

Exploring a memory: Designer recreates a dress for Diana

Nov. 27, 2022 02:32 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — This is a dress with a story, and Elizabeth Emanuel wants to tell it. Shocking pink with a plunging, ruffled neckline and body-hugging shape, the gown was designed by Emanuel for Lady Diana Spencer to wear at a Buckingham Palace party a few days before her marriage to...

Kidnappings, looting cited in Ethiopia's Tigray after truce

Nov. 27, 2022 02:41 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Allies of Ethiopia’s federal military are looting property and carrying out mass detentions in Tigray, according to eyewitnesses and aid workers. The accounts raise fresh concern about alleged atrocities more than three weeks after the warring parties...

Italian rescuers search for missing in island landslide

Nov. 27, 2022 07:36 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Rescuers dug through mud and debris for a second day on Sunday in the search for people believed lost in an enormous landslide tore through a port town on the Italian resort island of Ischia. One body was recovered on Saturday and two families with children remained...

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

Nov. 27, 2022 06:35 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools. When his wife Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who worked with abused women, began receiving death...

Kim's daughter appears again, heating up succession debate

Nov. 27, 2022 01:56 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s daughter made a public appearance again, this time with missile scientists and more honorific titles as her father’s “most beloved” or “precious” child. She’s only about 10, but her new, bold photos are deepening the debate...

AP PHOTOS: Bright shops enliven Congo's dark days

Nov. 27, 2022 03:09 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Saturday morning in Goma, the lakeside capital of eastern Congo is as busy as any other day of the week, despite tensions caused by recent fighting between M23 rebels and government forces north of the city. Hundreds of taxi-motorcycles weave through the packed...

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Italian rescuers search for missing in island landslide

Nov. 27, 2022 07:36 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Rescuers dug through mud and debris for a second day on Sunday in the search for people believed lost in an enormous landslide tore through a port town on the Italian resort island of Ischia. One body was recovered on Saturday and two families with children remained...

Disgraced former UK Minister seeks jungle redemption

Nov. 27, 2022 07:31 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Matt Hancock, the U.K’s scandal-prone former health secretary, is seeking an unlikely form of redemption Sunday: attempting to win “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here” — a grueling, often gruesome reality show set in the Australian jungle. Hancock led...

Monkeys in central Thailand city mark their day with feast

Nov. 27, 2022 07:27 AM EST

LOPBURI, Thailand (AP) — A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand. Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared...

Airbnb has a plan to fix cleaning fees

Nov. 27, 2022 07:01 AM EST

Pretty much everyone hates Airbnb cleaning fees — those pesky charges tacked on to your vacation rental bill that supposedly cover the costs to get the place ready for the next visitors. Travelers don’t like the expense, and hosts don’t like charging them, either. Dennis...

Railway workers in Austria to strike Monday in pay standoff

Nov. 27, 2022 06:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Railway workers in Austria are set to hold a one-day strike on Monday after a failed round of talks in pay negotiations. The Austria Press Agency reported Sunday that both sides said the fifth round of talks on pay for some 50,000 employees of about 65 railway...

At World Cup, US soccer scrubs Islamic emblem from Iran flag

Nov. 27, 2022 06:39 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The U.S. soccer federation is displaying Iran's national flag on social media without the emblem of the Islamic Republic, saying the move supports protesters in Iran ahead of the two nations' World Cup match Tuesday. Iran's government reacted by accusing America...

Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as wintry warfare looms

Nov. 27, 2022 06:38 AM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling by Russian forces struck several areas in eastern and southern Ukraine overnight as utility crews continued a scramble to restore power, water and heating following widespread strikes in recent weeks, officials said Sunday. With persistent snowfall...

Mexican asylum seekers set their sights north — on Canada

Nov. 27, 2022 06:35 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Pedro Meraz says living in Colima, Mexico, was like living in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies being left outside of schools. When his wife Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who worked with abused women, began receiving death...

Protests of strict lockdown hit Shanghai, other China cities

Nov. 27, 2022 05:16 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China's strict “zero-COVID” policies resurfaced in Shanghai and Beijing on Sunday afternoon, continuing a round of demonstrations that have spread across the country since a deadly apartment fire in the northwestern city of Urumqi led to questions over...

Pakistan arrests senator over comments about army chief

Nov. 27, 2022 05:06 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Federal police in Pakistan have arrested a senator for comments critical of top military officers, colleagues from his Tehreek-e-Insaf political party said Sunday. It was the second time he was taken into custody in as many months. Azam Khan Swati, a senior member...