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Nobel literary winner: UK govt lacks compassion for refugees

Oct. 08, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Nobel literature laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah on Friday criticized the “lack of compassion” of governments, including Britain’s, that treat migrants as a problem or a threat. Gurnah grew up on the island of Zanzibar, now part of Tanzania, and arrived...

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

Oct. 07, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.K.-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has nurtured his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy...

Outage highlights how vital Facebook has become worldwide

Oct. 05, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on the social media sites to run their businesses or communicate with relatives, fellow parents, teachers or...

Pope, faith leaders sign joint climate appeal before summit

Oct. 04, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and dozens of religious leaders on Monday signed a joint appeal to governments to commit to ambitious targets at the upcoming U.N. climate conference, while promising to do their own part to lead their faithful into more sustainable behavior. ...

Theoneste Bagosora, architect of Rwanda genocide, dies at 80

Sep. 26, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Theoneste Bagosora, a former Rwandan army colonel regarded as the architect of the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed, died in a hospital in Mali on Saturday. His son Achille...

All-Black Everest team aims to diversify outdoors industry

Sep. 26, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Phil Henderson sees the outdoor industry like a cruise ship. It’s taken a long time for the largely white industry to embrace people of color. But the ship has turned. Almost every corner of the industry is focused on building a diverse population of...

'Vaccine apartheid': Africans tell UN they need vaccines

Sep. 23, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

As wealthy countries begin to consider whether to offer their populations a third COVID-19 shot, African nations still waiting for their first gave this stark reminder to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday: “No one is safe unless we are all safe.” ...

3 sisters from Racine climb one of world's highest mountains

Sep. 11, 2021 01:09 AM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Elizabeth DeKraay Dunlap never wants to see an energy drink or energy bar again. “They’re just disgusting,” she said. Elizabeth, along with her two sisters, Carolyn DeKraay Dickens and Sarah DeKraay, had to drink an...

EXPLAINER: What was, and is, al-Qaida?

Sep. 08, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Born out of the 1980s war against the Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan, the terror group al-Qaida under Osama bin Laden grew into a generational threat to America that culminated in its Sept. 11, 2001, attack that brought down the World Trade...

Tanzania says 5 dead in gun battle near French Embassy

Aug. 25, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's president on Wednesday said five people are dead, including three police officers, after a gun battle with an armed man near the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam. It was not immediately clear whether the shootout in the heavily guarded...