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In Gaza protests, Israeli troops aim for the legs

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Israeli forces have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel's long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for ei...

For Palestinian children in Gaza, an education in conflict

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ever since Hamas launched demonstrations in March against Israel's blockade of Gaza, children have been a constant presence in the crowds, some hurling stones, others watc...

Gaza's fatal ritual: relentless protests, steady casualties

MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the flat, sunbaked plain near Israel's border fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke rising from a clutch of burning...

Gaza's fatal ritual: Endless protests, mounting casualties

MALAKA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Eight months after Palestinian demonstrations began against Israel's long blockade of Gaza, the weekly protests that have kept the region on edge unfold with remarkable predi...

10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing son

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim call to prayer had just started echoing across the Indonesian city of Palu when Musrifah's home shook violently. Photos fell from the walls. Dishes ...

10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing son

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim call to prayer had just started echoing across the Indonesian city of Palu when Musrifah's home began to shake violently. Family photos fell from th...

Nearly a week after Indonesia quake, hope fades for missing

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — She lay inside a medical tent in the stifling midday heat, wincing in pain at the deep gashes and cuts that covered her body. But all Anisa Cornelia could think about was the lo...

Indonesia quake: a neighborhood buried, a final embrace

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — For two days, Edi Setiwan helped pull the dead and the living out of a sea of mud and debris, all of them victims of one of Indonesia's deadliest earthquakes in years. ...

AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Filipinos are facing the powerful Typhoon Mangkhut with the memory of another devastating storm still fresh in their minds. Nearly five years ago, Typhoo...

6 Years Gone: Myanmar woman escapes brutal China captivity

GUCHENG, China (AP) — They were the first photos Marip Lu had ever taken of her son, and it broke her heart to think they might be the last. The 3-year-old was standing in their livi...

6 Years Gone: Myanmar woman escapes brutal China captivity

GUCHENG, China (AP) — They were the first photos Marip Lu had ever taken of her son, and it broke her heart to think they might be the last. The little boy was standing in their livi...

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hu...

4 days after Indonesia quake, injured struggling for help

KAYANGAN, Indonesia (AP) — Falling rubble instantly paralyzed Mary Andoni from the waist down when Indonesia was shaken by one of its deadliest earthquakes in years. But there was nobody in her destro...

For Indonesia's quake survivors, life grinds to a halt

KEKAIT, Indonesia (AP) — Ever since 33-year-old Rafikah escaped her crumbling home when a massive earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, life in the lush rural village she grew u...

In quake-hit Indonesia, a challenge to recover the dead

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indones...