Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks, insurers while building real estate empire

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House, and he ordered some of the former president’s companies removed from his control and dissolved. read more...

A fire at a wedding hall in northern Iraq has killed around 100 people and injured 150

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A raging fire seemingly caused by fireworks set off to celebrate a Christian wedding consumed a hall packed with guests in northern Iraq, killing around 100 people and injuring 150 others as authorities warned Wednesday the death toll could still rise. read more...

Bribery case against Sen. Menendez shines light on powerful NJ developer accused of corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — In late 2020, Sen. Bob Menendez met with Philip Sellinger, a private practice lawyer and former fundraiser for the senator, to assess his potential fit as the next U.S. attorney for the state of New Jersey — and to discuss one case in particular. read more...

Some UK police put down guns after an officer is charged with murder in the shooting of a Black man

LONDON (AP) — London’s police force said Sunday that some officers are refusing to conduct armed patrols after a colleague was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man. read more...

A court in China sentences a famed Uyghur scholar to life in prison, foundation says

BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Uyghur scholar specializing in the study of her people’s folklore and traditions has been sentenced to life in prison, according to a U.S.-based foundation that works on human rights cases in China. read more...

How Hardeep Singh Nijjar's murder in Canada fuelled tensions with India

A prominent Sikh leader was brazenly murdered this summer outside a temple in British Columbia (BC), Canada. The death has outraged his supporters and intensified global tensions between Sikh separatists and the Indian government. read more...

Japan population: One in 10 people now aged 80 or older

(BBC) For the first time ever, more than one in 10 people in Japan are now aged 80 or older. National data also shows 29.1% of the 125 million population is aged 65 or older- a record. read more...

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...

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