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ASEAN special envoy to Myanmar warns on further executions

Aug. 06, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Efforts by Myanmar’s neighbors to help restore peace and normalcy to the strife-torn Southeast Asian nation were hindered by the country’s recent executions of four political activists, Cambodia’s foreign minister said Saturday. Prak Sokhonn,...

Twitter breach exposed anonymous account owners

Aug. 05, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

A vulnerability in Twitter's software that exposed an undetermined number of owners of anonymous accounts to potential identity compromise last year was apparently exploited by a malicious actor, the social media company said Friday. It did not confirm a report that data on 5.4...

Breonna Taylor supporters relieved by charges against police

Aug. 05, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville activists put in long hours on phones and in the streets, working tirelessly to call for arrests in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor — but it was mostly two years filled with frustration. This week they saw their fortunes suddenly...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Farmers' group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered 'too little'

Aug. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Netherlands' top agricultural lobby group said that a first round of talks Friday with a delegation led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the government’s nitrogen emissions reduction goals delivered “at the moment, too little" for thousands of...

Rights group says Sri Lanka harassed, intimidated protesters

Aug. 04, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group says Sri Lanka's government is using emergency laws to harass and arbitrarily detain protesters who are seeking political reform and accountability amid the island country's economic crisis. New York-based Human Rights...

Restraining order against anti-abortion activists extended

Aug. 03, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Tennessee has extended a restraining order against 10 anti-abortion activists and all members of Operation Save America, ordering them not to interfere with patients and providers at a reproductive health clinic outside of Nashville. ...

Nicaragua's government shutters 6 church radio stations

Aug. 01, 2022 23:24 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nicaraguan authorities ordered the closure of six radio stations belonging to the Roman Catholic Church on Monday and surrounded one with riot police, church officials said. Rev. Rolando Álvarez, the bishop of the northern province of Matagalpa, said during Mass...

Marcos Jr. says Philippines won't rejoin international court

Aug. 01, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday the Philippines has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, a decision that supports his predecessor’s stance but rejects the wishes of human rights activists. Former President Rodrigo...

Russell was a champion of activism before winning NBA titles

Aug. 01, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell never had to find his voice as an activist. He didn’t know any other way but to speak his mind. It's what made the winningest athlete in team sports one of the greatest champions of activism. His belief in equality and the stances he took helped create...