Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew well the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. In them, she saw how he...

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew from the inside out the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. And in t...

Mourners honor Nobel laureate and peace advocate John Hume

LONDON (AP) — Mourners remembered activist John Hume on Wednesday, celebrating the visionary politician who devoted his life to peace and forged the agreement that ended violence in his native Norther...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2020. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August...

Fight against coronavirus: Is the Kerala model in India really working?

Mukund P Unny, a lawyer based in Delhi, decided to go back to his hometown in Kerala in May. Air travel in India had just resumed following weeks of being suspended by the coronavirus pandemic. &qu...

Murad, Amal Clooney accuse leaders and UN of failing Yazidis

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six years after Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney accused governmen...

John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83

LONDON (AP) — The family of politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in his native Northern Ireland, says he has died. He was 83. The Catholic leader...

Family says politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, has died at 83

LONDON (AP) — Family says politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, has died at 83.

Irish Nobel Peace laureate John Hume dies

John Hume, a key architect of Northern Ireland's Good Friday peace agreement, died on Monday at the age of 83, his Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) party said. "The death of John Hum...

Review: A Marie Curie biopic in 'Radioactive'

It was dirty work, Marie and Pierre Curie's discovery of radium and polonium. To investigate uranium at their Paris laboratory, Marie acquired several tons of pitchblende, a black ore, and the industr...

Russia: Court finds Gulag historian guilty of child sex abuse

A Russian court found historian Yury Dmitriyev guilty of sexually abusing his adopted daughter on Wednesday, in a trial supporters and rights groups claim was set up by the government to silence him. ...

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi to run again in November election

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will be a candidate in this November’s general election, a spokesman for her National League for Democracy party said Tuesday. ...

Virus deaths top 600,000 as cases rise in SAfrica, Australia

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Countries from the U.S. to South Africa to Australia were struggling to hold down rising rates of the coronavirus, as global deaths from COVID-19 surged past 600,000 in a sign of h...

UN chief: World 'at the breaking point' due to inequalities

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism protests...

Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa was poised on Saturday to join the top five countries most affected by the coronavirus, while breathtaking numbers around the world were a reminder a return to normal ...