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FIFA fines Hong Kong soccer body for China anthem protest

Oct. 9, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has fined Hong Kong's soccer federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month. Hong Kong fans booed and turned their backs when the anthem was played for their team before a Sept. 10 qualifier at...

Today in History

Oct. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2019. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture. On this date: In 1776, a group of...

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

Oct. 4, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: So-called "climate change" is mostly driven by factors unrelated to...

At UN, Africa balances highlighting its progress and poverty

Sep. 27, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At the modernist U.N. building on New York's East Side, "United Nations" means the trappings of protocol, the gravitas and pettiness of diplomatic relations, the grandiose speeches and agendas of heads of state. But out in the world — the place where the nations that unite here...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia urges pressure on Iran

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist policies....

Abbas slams US for 'depriving peace process of credibility'

Sep. 26, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N....

Sierra Leone leader: Add Africa to UN Security Council now

Sep. 26, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The leader of Sierra Leone demanded Thursday that the U.N. Security Council reconfigure itself to add permanent representation for Africa, saying the continent's "patience is being tested" by its longstanding exclusion. Julius Maada Bio, president of the West African nation, used...

No deaths, 12 rescued after Sierra Leone building collapse

Sep. 26, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A Sierra Leone official says 12 people have been rescued and no one was killed after a three-story building under construction collapsed. Southern Province Assistant Police Inspector General Kapri Saidu Kamara said Thursday that four of the rescued were treated and released...

Police: Dozens trapped as building collapses in Sierra Leone

Sep. 25, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — An official in Sierra Leone says a three-story building under construction has collapsed and trapped some 50 to 60 people in the rubble. Assistant Inspector General of Police Saidu Kamara tells The Associated Press that nine people have been rescued and are receiving treatment...