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Nurses in Indian villages defy obstacles to play key role in fighting the pandemic

Panagarh rural hospital is a major government health care facility in West Bengal state's Paschim Bardhaman district. On June 4, dozens of people were seen huddled together outside a section of th...

Taiwan supermarket imposes COVID controls after 180 cases reported

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese have rushed to supermarkets for food and supplies following the Central Epidemic Command Center’s (CECC) announcement of 180 new, local COVID-19 cases on S...

Ramadan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion

KASHGAR, China (AP) — Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he's fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 and 10, are not. Religious activity including fas...

Myanmar's military disappearing young men to crush uprising

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Myanmar’s security forces moved in and the street lamps went black. In house after house, people shut off their lights. Darkness swallowed the block. Huddl...

Rome: Colosseum stage to give visitors a gladiator's view

The Colosseum in Rome will be getting a new arena floor, allowing visitors to see the nearly 2,000-year-old structure from the point of view of the gladiators who once fought there. Italy's cultu...

Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks ...

Fight over Ghislaine Maxwell's jail conditions heats up

NEW YORK (AP) — The rancorous fight over jail conditions for Ghislaine Maxwell is reaching new lows, with prosecutors blaming the British socialite and Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend for creating a s...

Gaza man: After lengthy torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After months of torture and interrogations in a Hamas prison, Palestinian activist Rami Aman says he was offered an unconventional proposition: Divorce your wife and you a...

Ethics panel affirms Rep. Gohmert fine over metal detector

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee upheld a $5,000 fine against Rep. Louie Gohmert on Tuesday after he was accused of failing to submit to a full security screening when entering the chamber...

Champion Miocic sees improved Ngannou before UFC 260 rematch

No UFC heavyweight has made more title defenses or landed more punches than Stipe Miocic. He has knocked out a remarkable portion of the best fighters of his generation, leaving little doubt he's the ...

Romanian police protest cutbacks, poor conditions

BUCHAREST (AP) — Hundreds of police protested Thursday in the Romanian capital of Bucharest over cutbacks and poor working conditions. They converged in front of the Ministry of Inte...

State: Water may be unsafe at Texas site for migrant teens

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' environmental regulator on Friday barred most uses of the water at an oilfield camp converted into a holding center for immigrant teenagers, raising alarms about the safety...

Boil advisory lifted for all of Jackson, one month later

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After 30 days of boiling their water to get rid of contaminants and sometimes no water at all, Jackson residents are finally able to drink the water from the tap after officials ...

South Africa headmaster charged for sending boy into latrine

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A school headmaster in South Africa has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after lowering an 11-year-old student into a pit latrine to search for th...

LA opens its first tiny home village to ease homeless crisis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Skinner took notice when brightly colored structures started taking shape earlier this year on a drab patch of asphalt across from a Los Angeles park where she occasionally slep...