April 13th, 2024

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Ukraine’s parliament passes a controversial law to boost much-needed conscripts and fill army ranks

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2024

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s parliament passed a law on Thursday that will govern how the country recruits new conscripts, following months of delay and after thousands of amendments were submitted to water down the initial draft. Lawmakers dragged their feet for months over the law, which is expected to be unpopular. The law was ... Read More »

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South Korea’s prime minister and top presidential officials offer to resign after election defeat

By Hyung-jin Kim, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korean media reported that the prime minster and top presidential advisers have offered to resign after their government’s parliamentary election defeat. South Korean media outlets including Yonhap news agency submitted their resignations on Thursday. South Korea’s liberal opposition parties appeared set to win a landslide victory in Wednesday’s election, ... Read More »

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3 shot and 5 in custody after gunfire disrupts Philadelphia Eid event, police say

By Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A joyful celebration of the end of Ramadan devolved into panic Wednesday in Philadelphia after rival groups exchanged gunfire, leaving at least three people injured and hundreds of parents and children to flee in search of safety. The annual Eid al-Fitr event, held outside a large mosque in the city’s Parkside neighborhood, ... Read More »

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New York appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s third request to delay Monday’s hush money trial

By Michael R. Sisak And Jake Offenhartz, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – For the third straight day, a New York appeals court rejected an attempt by Donald Trump’s lawyers to delay the former president’s hush money criminal trial. Barring yet another appeal, the first of Trump’s four criminal trials will start as scheduled on Monday. In their latest salvo, Trump’s lawyers had asked ... Read More »

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New York appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s third request to delay April 15 hush money trial

By Michael R. Sisak And Jake Offenhartz, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) – For the third straight day, a New York appeals court has rejected an attempt by Donald Trump’s lawyers to delay the former president’s hush money criminal trial. Trump’s lawyers had argued that the trial should be put off indefinitely while they fight to remove the judge, Juan M. Merchan, and challenge ... Read More »

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At least three shot when gunfire erupts at Philadelphia Eid event, police say

By Claudia Lauer And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – At least three people were shot and injured Wednesday at an Eid al-Fitr event in Philadelphia, police said. The shooting occurred around 2:30 p.m., when police at the scene heard about 30 gun shots, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel said at a news conference. Two groups of people started firing at each ... Read More »

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An Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 3 sons and 4 grandchildren of Hamas’ top leader

By Tia Goldenberg, Kareem Chehayeb And Wafaa Shurafa, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – Israeli aircraft killed three sons of Hamas’ top political leader in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, striking high-stakes targets at a time when Israel is holding delicate cease-fire negotiations with the militant group. Hamas said four of the leader’s grandchildren were also killed. Ismail Haniyeh ‘s sons are among the ... Read More »

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At least two shot when gunfire erupts at Philadelphia Eid event, official tells AP

By Claudia Lauer And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – At least two people have been shot at an Eid al-Fitr event in Philadelphia, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official could not discuss details of the ongoing investigation and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately clear what caused the shooting or how many ... Read More »

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3 sons and three grandchildren of top Hamas leader are killed in Israeli airstrike in Gaza

By Tia Goldenberg, Jack Jeffery And Wafaa Shurafa, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – Three sons and three grandchildren of Hamas ‘ top political leader were killed Wednesday by an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, and the leader accused Israel of acting in “the spirit of revenge and murder.” Ismail Haniyeh’s sons are among the highest-profile figures to be killed in the war ... Read More »

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Biden says Israeli efforts to boost aid into Gaza are still not enough

By Tia Goldenberg, Jack Jeffery And Wafaa Shurafa, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not doing enough to increase humanitarian aid into Gaza. “We’ll see what he does in terms of meeting the commitments that he made to me,” Biden said at the White House. Although the flow of trucks has increased ... Read More »

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