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War Crimes Watch: Hard path to justice in Bucha atrocities

May. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The horrific images and stories tumbling out of Ukrainian towns like Bucha in the wake of the withdrawal of Russian troops bear witness to depravity on a scale recalling the barbarities of Cambodia, the Balkans, World War II. The question now: What to do with this...

5 Turkish soldiers killed in clashes against PKK in Iraq

May. 24, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Five Turkish soldiers were killed Tuesday in clashes with Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey’s defense ministry said. Two other soldiers were wounded in the fighting. The clashes took place during Turkey’s latest cross-border offensive against the...

Iraqi officials: Attacks by IS militants kill 12 civilians

May. 24, 2022 05:46 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group killed 12 civilians and wounded at least six in two separate attacks in Iraq, apparently taking advantage of a sandstorm that sharply reduced visibility across the country, security officials said Tuesday. The attacks occurred...

Live updates | Russia accused of spreading disinformation

May. 23, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and Britain are accusing Russia of spreading disinformation online and manipulating public opinion about the war in Ukraine and vehemently rejecting Russian claims that the West is aiming to control all information flows and define what is true or not true. ...

Mill Springs battlefield, cemetery partner for Memorial Day

May. 23, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

NANCY, Ky. (AP) — Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument and Mill Springs National Cemetery are working together to honor military service members who died in the line of duty. Memorial Day events will begin at the Mill Springs Battlefield with a remembrance ceremony at...

Peruvian town finally buries the victims of massacre

May. 20, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

ACCOMARCA, Peru (AP) — Scene of one of the worst massacres of Peru's internal conflict in the final decades of the 20th century, the town of Accomarca is closing a chapter that's been open for more than 35 years. On Friday, families of some of those killed buried the remains of...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

Sri Lankan protesters include Tamil victims in war memorial

May. 18, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan protesters lit flames and offered prayers Wednesday remembering thousands — including ethnic Tamil civilians — killed in the final stages of the country’s decadeslong civil war, in the first-ever event where mostly majority ethnic Sinhalese openly...

Fall of Mariupol appears at hand; fighters leave steel plant

May. 17, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city. The...

Review finds US troops didn't violate law in Syria airstrike

May. 17, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military investigation found that American troops did not violate the law of war or deliberately cause civilian casualties in a 2019 airstrike in Syria that killed dozens of people, including women and children. It did find that the military committed procedural mistakes...