Taliban stop female Afghan students leaving country to study in Dubai

(BBC) "After the Taliban shut universities for women, my only hope was to get a scholarship which would help me study abroad," says 20-year-old Afghan student Natkai. Natkai's name has been changed for her own safety. The Taliban have cracked down hard on women who oppose them. Natkai says she kept studying even though there was little chance of her ever attending university in her homeland. read more...

White shooter kills 3 Black people in Florida hate crime as Washington celebrates King’s dream

WASHINGTON (AP) — A masked white man carrying at least one weapon bearing a swastika fatally shot three Black people inside a Florida store Saturday in an attack with a clear motive of racial hatred, officials said. read more...

Trump is set to surrender at a Georgia jail on charges he sought to overturn his 2020 election loss

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump is set to surrender Thursday to authorities in Georgia on charges that he schemed to overturn the 2020 election in that state, a booking process expected to yield a historic first: a mug shot of a former American president. read more...

In Japan’s neighbors, fear and frustration are shared over radioactive water release

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul office worker Kim Mijeong said she intends to stop eating seafood because she deeply mistrusts the safety of Japan’s release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea from its crippled nuclear power plant. read more...

A plane crash believed to have killed mercenary chief Prigozhin is seen as the Kremlin’s revenge

Russian mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin and top officers of his private Wagner military company were presumed dead in a plane crash that was widely seen as an assassination, two months after they staged a mutiny that dented President Vladimir Putin’s authority. read more...

The UK government moves asylum-seekers to a barge moored off southern England in a bid to cut costs

LONDON (AP) — A small group of asylum-seekers was moved Monday onto a barge moored in southern England as the U.K. government tries to cut the cost of sheltering people seeking protection in the country. read more...

Pakistani police arrest former Prime Minister Imran Khan after court conviction

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political future of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan was thrown into doubt Saturday when police arrested him at home after a court handed him a three-year jail sentence for asset concealment. read more...

India’s top court hearing petitions challenging government’s removal of Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court Wednesday began hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of the legislation passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2019 that stripped disputed Jammu and Kashmir’s statehood, scrapped its separate constitution and removed inherited protections on land and jobs. read more...

A powerful typhoon pounds Japan’s Okinawa and injures more than 30 people as it moves toward China

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon slammed Okinawa and other islands in southwestern Japan Wednesday with high winds injuring more than 30 people as it moved west making its way toward mainland China. read more...

Trump indicted for efforts to overturn 2020 election and block transfer of power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was indicted on felony charges Tuesday for working to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the run-up to the violent riot by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, with the Justice Department acting to hold him accountable for an unprecedented effort to block the peaceful transfer of presidential power and threaten American democracy. read more...

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