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France calls for European aid after 27 migrant deaths at sea

CALAIS, France (AP) — France's president is urging European neighbors to do more to stop illegal migration into France after 27 people died in a sinking in the English Channel. President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that when migrants arrive on…

US missionaries say 2 of 17 abductees freed in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An Ohio-based church organization says two of 17 abducted members of a missionary group have been freed in Haiti. Christian Aid Ministries issued a statement Sunday saying the two “are safe, in good spirits and being…

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant has opened fire in Jerusalem’s Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not immediately clear whether Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn…

Kardashian West Helps Fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

LONDON (AP) - Members of Afghanistan’s women’s youth development soccer team have arrived in Britain after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian West. A plane carrying more…

US journalist jailed in Myanmar for nearly 6 months is freed

BANGKOK (AP) — American journalist Danny Fenster is on his way home from military-ruled Myanmar. Fenster spent nearly six months in jail and was sentenced last week to 11 years of hard labor. On Monday, he was handed over to…

Italian Coast Guard rescues 550 migrants from stormy seas

ROCCELLA JONICA, Italy (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard has rescued more than 550 migrants, many of them young men and boys from Egypt, from traffickers boats in storm-tossed waters off the southern “toe” of Italy's mainland. One rescue, of…

Police: Ecuadorian prison clash leaves at least 52 dead

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Clashes inside Ecuador’s largest prison have left at least 52 inmates dead in the latest violence to hit the Litoral Penitentiary, which recently saw what authorities said was the country’s worst ever prison bloodbath. Residents living…

Armistice remembrance seeks return to normalcy amid COVID-19

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — Armistice Day remembrances have been observed around the world after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out ceremonies last year to mark the end 1918 end of World War I. Dignitaries and government leaders across the Western Front…

China, US pledge to enhance climate cooperation at UN talks

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — China and the United States have pledged to increase cooperation on climate action in a joint declaration at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow. In separate news conferences Wednesday, Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and U.S. counterpart…