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Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jul. 05, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Manhattan Mercury. June 28, 2022. Editorial: A silver lining after unimaginable tragedy It’s the nature of news that we mostly report “bad” things. So we were glad last week to be able to share something positive — or at least, a positive outcome that followed...

Monsoon rains lash Pakistan; 9 killed in country's southwest

Jul. 05, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — At least nine people, including women and children, were killed as heavy rains lashed southwestern Pakistan and triggered flash floods in several places, a provincial disaster management agency said Tuesday. Seven people died when the roofs of their homes...

Yemen officials: Explosion at arms depot kills 3 people

Jul. 05, 2022 05:41 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosion at an arms depot in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan on Tuesday killed three people and wounded 18, medical officials said. The cause of the early morning blast at the warehouse, located at a popular market in the town of Lawdar, was not...

Drone search resumes on Italian glacier after avalanche

Jul. 05, 2022 04:55 AM EDT

CANAZEI, Italy (AP) — Rescuers using drones resumed the search Tuesday for an estimated 13 hikers unaccounted-for following an avalanche in northern Italy that killed at least seven people and is being blamed in large part on rising temperatures that are melting glaciers. After...

Ukraine's shadow: Deadly crises like Somalia starved of aid

Jul. 05, 2022 04:23 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — More than two dozen children have died of hunger in the past two months in a single hospital in Somalia. Dr. Yahye Abdi Garun has watched their emaciated parents stumble in from rural areas gripped by the driest drought in decades. And yet no humanitarian aid arrives. ...

Sydney floods burden 50,000 around Australia's largest city

Jul. 05, 2022 02:50 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Australia (AP) — Hundreds of homes have been inundated in and around Australia’s largest city in a flood emergency that was causing trouble for 50,000 people, officials said Tuesday. Emergency response teams made 100 rescues overnight of people trapped in cars on...

Report: East Africa pipeline 'breaches banking principles'

Jul. 05, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

A controversial oil project that would connect oilfields in a Ugandan National Park to a port in Tanzania breaches global environmental guidelines for banks, according to a new nonprofit report Tuesday. The 897-mile (1443-kilometer) East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), planned by...

New California wildfire strands Fourth of July revelers

Jul. 05, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling a fresh wildfire that broke out Monday east of Sacramento at a recreation area packed with Fourth of July revelers and forced a number of evacuations. As the fire quickly spread, 85 to 100 people...

Hurricane Bonnie steams westward off Mexico's Pacific coast

Jul. 04, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Bonnie strengthened while moving roughly parallel to Mexico’s Pacific coast Monday, after crossing over Central America from the Caribbean and dropping heavy rain and contributing to two deaths. Forecasters said they expected the hurricane, now a...

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

Jul. 04, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

A shooting that left at least six people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb rattled Monday's celebrations across the U.S. and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. ...