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Boat capsize in Bangladesh kills at least 24 Hindu pilgrims

Sep. 25, 2022 21:33 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A boat carrying about 100 Hindu pilgrims capsized Sunday in a river in northern Bangladesh, leaving at least 24 people dead, police said. The overcrowded boat overturned in the afternoon while returning from a Hindu temple on the other side of the River...

'Multilateral'? Global South's leaders question solidarity

Sep. 25, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The United Nations was established on one simple notion above all others: Working together is better than going it alone. But while the term “multilateralism” might be trending at this year's U.N. General Assembly, some leaders are calling out the heads of richer...

Retired senior army officer shot dead by Myanmar guerrrilla

Sep. 25, 2022 07:08 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A retired high-ranking officer in Myanmar’s military was shot dead at his home in the country’s biggest city, Yangon, in the latest such killing attributed to militants opposed to army rule. Ohn Thwin is believed to be the highest-ranking active or retired...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 24, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said Saturday that the world needs more fossil fuel investments, a message at odds with the United Nations' own panel of scientists and researchers. ...

As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what's pushed aside

Sep. 24, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, prodded the world not to forget everything else. He,...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

Sep. 23, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many leaders saying many things about many topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world: That’s what the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite...

Regional fights take stage at UN where Ukraine has dominated

Sep. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two of the world’s most persistent conflicts punctuated debate at the United Nations on Friday, as the annual gathering of world leaders deviated from the dominating issue of the war in Ukraine. Addressing hostilities thousands of miles apart and sharing...

Inflation, unrest challenge Bangladesh's 'miracle economy'

Sep. 23, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Standing in line to try to buy food, Rekha Begum is distraught. Like many others in Bangladesh, she is struggling to find affordable daily essentials like rice, lentils and onions. “I went to two other places, but they told me they don’t have supplies....

12 die under collapsed structures amid heavy rains in India

Sep. 16, 2022 03:56 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Heavy rains flooded hundreds of homes, knocked out power and collapsed structures in northern India, causing 12 deaths and more injuries, officials said Friday. Schools were closed for the day in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh state capital, where the...

Bangladesh leader: Prolonged Rohingya stay impacts stability

Sep. 12, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s prime minister said Monday that the prolonged stay of more than 1 million Rohingya refugees in crowded camps in the country has become a serious security and stability concern. “Apart from their own miseries, their prolonged presence is...