2 years ago, the Taliban banned girls from school. It’s a worsening crisis for all Afghans

SLAMABAD (AP) — Two years after the Taliban banned girls from school beyond sixth grade, Afghanistan is the only country in the world with restrictions on female education. Now, the rights of Afghan women and children are on the agenda of the United Nations General Assembly Monday in New York. read more...

Families upended by school shootings share trauma in push for gun law changes, but get mixed results

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For nearly a week, families whose lives were upended by a Nashville elementary school shooting took turns sharing dark details to Tennessee lawmakers. read more...

Searchers look for more than 10,000 missing in flooded Libyan city where death toll eclipsed 11,000

DERNA, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities limited access to the flooded city of Derna on Friday to make it easier for searchers to dig through the mud and hollowed-out buildings for the more than 10,000 people still missing and presumed dead following a disaster that has already claimed more than 11,000 lives. read more...

Poland is shaken by reports that consular officials took bribes to help migrants enter Europe and US

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s conservative governing party was hoping to make migration a key campaign theme ahead of the country’s national election. But not like this, with arrests, dismissals and an attempted suicide among its own ranks. read more...

Dozens of Syrians are among the missing in catastrophic floods in Libya, a war monitor says

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian dentist, a confectioner who made mouthwatering Arabic sweets, a carpenter. Syrians from all walks of life had left their war-torn country for the Libyan city of Derna over the past years, looking for work and better opportunities. read more...

Ovidio Guzmán-López: El Chapo's son extradited to the US

A son of the infamous drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has been extradited to the US on drug trafficking charges, the US Attorney General has said. read more...

What’s at stake as 13,000 workers go on strike at major US auto makers

DETROIT (AP) — About 13,000 auto workers have walked off the job at three targeted factories after their union leaders couldn’t reach a deal with Detroit’s automakers. read more...

Morocco earthquake turns mountain village to field of boulders

(BBC) A dog called Colin scampers across the earthquake's wreckage in Morocco's remote mountain village of Douzrou. The bell attached to his collar rings to signal his location as the border collie bounds over broken concrete towards crevices in the rubble - anywhere a survivor might still be found. read more...

Taiwan election: Foxconn founder Terry Gou picks Netflix actress as running mate

(BBC) Taiwan billionaire Terry Gou has chosen an actress whose Netflix drama sparked a MeToo movement as his running mate in January's presidential election. read more...

Afghanistan: Taliban welcomes first new Chinese ambassador since takeover

China has become the first country to name a new ambassador to Afghanistan since the Taliban retook power in 2021. The Taliban said Zhao Xing's appointment is a sign for other nations to establish ties with its government. read more...

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