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Protest in Hong Kong over China move to pass security law

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

Dozens of people joined a protest 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 civic activity 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.”

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

Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald J. Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis. The company says the tweet violated the platform’s rules about glorifying violence. Trump has been at war with Twitter since earlier this week, when it applied fact checks to two of his tweets about mail-in ballots. The third tweet to be flagged is about violent protests over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck. Trump tweeted, “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” 

Australian court rules queen's letters can be made public

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 6:55pm

Australia’s highest court ruled on Friday to make public letters between Queen Elizabeth II and her representative that would reveal what knowledge she had, if any, of the dismissal of an Australian government in 1975.

UN, host UK set new date for climate talks in November 2021

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 2:10pm

Host Britain said Thursday that the next global climate talks, postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be held in Glasgow from Nov. 1-12, 2021.

Regional court orders Panama to protect migrants' health

Juan Zamorano, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:50am

A regional human rights court has ordered Panama’s government to immediately provide medical care and more sanitary conditions for some 2,000 migrants detained near the Colombian border.

Prince William urges men to open up on mental health issues

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 11:49am

Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.

AP PHOTOS: Brazil drive-in, a welcome escape from pandemic

Eraldo Peres, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:56am

As daylight drained from the sky in Brazil’s capital, dozens of cars formed a line, all filled with passengers set to indulge in one of the few diversions allowed in the age of social distancing: a film at the drive-in.

Tokyo Olympics just beginning the race to reset themselves

Stephen Wade, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 7:35am

Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward next year's rescheduled Tokyo Games.

Manhunts after hundreds flee quarantine in Zimbabwe, Malawi

Gregory Gondwe and Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 4:23am

Manhunts have begun after hundreds of people, some with the coronavirus, fled quarantine centers in Zimbabwe and Malawi while authorities worry they will spread COVID-19 in countries whose health systems can be rapidly overwhelmed.

Hard-line former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 1:50am

Iran's parliament elected a former mayor of Tehran tied to the Revolutionary Guard as its next speaker Thursday, solidifying hard-line control of the body as tensions between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic remain high over its collapsed nuclear deal.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:40pm

Protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody gained access to a Minneapolis police precinct Thursday and began setting fires. It was the third night of violent protests following the death of George Floyd in a confrontation with officers outside a grocery store. Police appeared to have abandoned the precinct ahead of protesters entering. The carnage came hours after Gov. Tim Walz activated the National Guard at the Minneapolis mayor's request, and as protests and looting spread into neighboring St. Paul. In footage recorded by a bystander, Floyd can be seen pleading that he can’t breathe as a police officer kneels on his neck. As minutes pass, Floyd slowly stops talking and moving.

Red Cross says 208 COVID-related attacks on health workers

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:38pm

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March, a striking contrast to the cheers and clapping in gratitude for their work in many nations.

US indicts ex-Venezuelan lawmaker linked with Maduro

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:25pm

U.S. authorities filed charges Wednesday against a former Venezuelan lawmaker linked with President Nicolás Maduro accusing him of narco-terrorism and weapons crimes.

Thunberg criticizes Danes for dumping wastewater into strait

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:01pm

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg lashed out at authorities in the Danish capital on Wednesday because Copenhagen has for the last six years pumped large amounts of wastewater into the strait separating Sweden and Denmark.

Top lawmaker denies that Russia sent warplanes to Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 12:42pm

A senior Russian lawmaker on Wednesday strongly rejected the U.S. military's claim that Russia has deployed fighter jets to Libya to support east-based forces in their offensive on the capital, Tripoli.

5 killed in fire at Bangladesh coronavirus treatment tent

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 12:08pm

Fire swept through a through a unit of a hospital in an upscale area of the Bangladeshi capital to treat people infected with the coronavirus, killing five people, an official said Wednesday.