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Brazilian protests intensify; Bolsonaro stays silent

Nov. 25, 2022 15:28 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The two men were sitting at a bar on Nov. 21, sipping drinks for relief from the scorching heat of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, when police officers barged in and arrested them for allegedly torching trucks and an ambulance with Molotov cocktails. One man...

Chinese coast guard seizes rocket debris from Filipino navy

Nov. 21, 2022 05:26 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's coast guard forcibly seized apparent Chinese rocket debris that was being towed by the Philippine navy, in the latest confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, a Philippine military commander said Monday. The Chinese vessel twice blocked the...

In blockaded Gaza, World Cup fans watch from the sidelines

Nov. 20, 2022 14:36 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of fans gathered at a sports hall in Gaza City on Sunday, which Qatar prepared for the Palestinian residents of the impoverished territory to watch the World Cup matches for free. The fans looked attentively at the large screen as the opener...

Haiti fears spike in cholera cases as fuel blockade lifts

Nov. 15, 2022 20:52 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Cholera cases are overwhelming Haiti as experts warn the situation could worsen now that the country is bustling once again after a paralyzing fuel blockade that lasted two months. Dr. Jeanty Fils, a spokesman for Haiti’s Ministry of Health, told The...

In Brazil, Bolsonaro voters protest against his defeat

Nov. 15, 2022 15:11 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Brazilians wearing yellow and green, the colors of the national flag, gathered Tuesday across the country to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro's defeat in last month's election and asking for the armed forces to intervene. In Rio de...

Gas stations in Haiti reopen for 1st time in 2 months

Nov. 12, 2022 14:26 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Whoops of excitement echoed through the streets of Port-au-Prince early Saturday as gas stations opened across Haiti for the first time in two months after a powerful gang lifted a crippling fuel blockade. “There’s gas now! There’s gas now!,”...

Just Stop Oil pauses UK highway protest that snarled traffic

Nov. 11, 2022 09:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British climate activists who have blocked roads and splattered artworks with soup said Friday they are suspending a days-long protest that has clogged a major highway around London. The group Just Stop Oil, which wants the U.K. government to halt new oil and gas...

Israelis, Palestinians can fly on same flights to World Cup

Nov. 10, 2022 15:30 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Soccer fans from Israel and the Palestinian territories will be able to fly directly to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar from Tel Aviv for the first time, soccer’s global governing body announced Thursday. The development is a breakthrough agreement for Israel and Qatar — two...

Palestinians join huge Fatah rally in Gaza Strip amid rift

Nov. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turning a huge park in Gaza City into a sea of yellow flags, tens of thousands of Palestinians on Thursday commemorated the anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat — a rare public show of support for the Fatah faction in the heartland of its...

EXPLAINER: What's behind Italy's migrant sea rescue standoff

Nov. 08, 2022 08:14 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s new far-right-led government has blocked humanitarian rescue ships from accessing its ports, resulting in a standoff with charities that patrol the deadly central Mediterranean, rescuing people in trouble at sea. Nongovernmental organizations, as well as...