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Kenya: Police kill 2 children, fetus trying to catch suspect

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 5:44am

Two children and and an unborn child were killed in a Kenyan police operation aimed at detaining a family member, a human rights group said Saturday. Police confirmed the children’s deaths and asserted they were used as “human shields" by the man, whom they called a suspected Islamic extremist with an al-Qaida linked group.

UN adopts new voting procedure during COVID-19 pandemic

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:47pm

The U.N. General Assembly adopted a new voting procedure Friday for the upcoming election of new members of the Security Council aimed at preventing a large gathering and ensuring social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

China says US action on Hong Kong 'doomed to fail'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:36pm

The mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party said U.S. moves to end some trading privileges for Hong Kong “grossly interfere” in China’s internal affairs and are “doomed to fail.”

Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:22pm

Zhang Dan was among the first to respond to the call for help in China's coronavirus epicenter. The 36-year-old nurse worked through grueling days, ministering to patients who needed assistance from breathing to merely eating.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 10:40 a.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 10:40pm

Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis. The governor acknowledged Saturday that he didn’t have enough manpower to contain the chaos. The new round of tumult has also spread to other cities. It came despite Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz vowing Friday to show a more forceful response than city leaders had. But by Saturday, Walz said he didn’t have enough troops, even with some 500 National Guardsmen. The Pentagon ordered the Army to put military police units on alert to head to the city on short notice at President Donald Trump’s request, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders.

UN extends arms embargo and other sanctions in South Sudan

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 9:42pm

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Friday extending for a year an arms embargo on South Sudan and a travel ban and financial sanctions for targeted individuals, with Russia, China and South Africa abstaining.

UN announces first 2 deaths of UN peacekeepers from COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:50pm

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the deaths of the first two U.N. peacekeepers from COVID-19.

US and China clash over Hong Kong laws at closed UN meeting

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:02pm

The United States and United Kingdom clashed with China and Russia over Beijing’s new national security law for Hong Kong during closed Security Council discussions on Friday that reflected increasing U.S.-China tensions.

UK's Johnson, Trump, discuss potential of G-7 meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 11:52am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility Friday of meeting in person at the upcoming G-7 gathering in the United States — a session called into question by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

US-born dentist convicted of garroting her British husband

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 9:50am

A German court has convicted an American-born dentist of strangling her British husband, whose body was found in a Czech wood with its teeth removed to hinder identification.

Battered Caribbean prepares for hurricanes amid pandemic

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 8:07am

Hurricanes. Earthquakes. COVID-19.

EU criticizes China over Hong Kong but no action planned

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:38am

The European Union criticized China on Friday for asserting more control over Hong Kong and suggested the move would have an impact on China-EU relations, but the 27-nation bloc ruled out taking any action against its major trading partner.

Activists held in Russia for protesting journalist's arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 6:58am

Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg detained 35 people who came out to protest Friday, in violation of city coronavirus restrictions, against the arrest of a prominent Russian journalist, the Medizona news outlet said.

South Africa has virus testing backlog of nearly 100,000

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:20am

South Africa says it has a backlog of nearly 100,000 unprocessed tests for the coronavirus, a striking example of the painful shortage of testing kits and reagents across Africa as cases steadily rise.

Protest in Hong Kong over China's move to pass security law

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:41am

Dozens of people protested in a mall in Hong Kong on Friday following a vote by China’s ceremonial parliament to approve legislation that could severely restrict opposition political activity and civil society in the Asian financial center.

Family of crash death teen takes action against UK's Raab

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:59am

The family of a British teenager killed when his motorcycle collided with a car allegedly driven by an American diplomat’s wife plan to take legal action against the U.K. foreign policy chief for his actions in the aftermath of the accident.

New report alleges killings, mass detentions in Ethiopia

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:32am

A new report by the rights group Amnesty International accuses Ethiopia’s security forces of extrajudicial killings and mass detentions even as the country’s reformist prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

UN urges $2.4 billion to help Yemen cope with war and virus

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:00pm

The U.N. humanitarian chief urgently appealed for $2.4 billion to help millions of people in Yemen cope with the conflict and COVID-19, saying programs are already being cut and the situation is “alarming.”

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:40pm

Days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people took to the streets in protest in dozens of cities around the country. They marched, chanted, stopped traffic and in some cases turned violent toward police to protest the death of the handcuffed black man after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck even after he stopped moving. In downtown Atlanta, demonstrators set a police car and American flag on fire, injured at least three officers, spray-painted the iconic logo sign at CNN headquarters, and broke into a restaurant. The crowd pelted officers who came over with bottles. Atlanta's mayor held a news conference urging protesters to go home.