April 13th, 2024

World News

Swiss will hold a Ukraine peace conference in June and hopes Russia can join one day

By Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2024

GENEVA (AP) – Switzerland’s government said Wednesday it will host a high-level international conference in June to help chart a path toward peace in Ukraine after more than two years of war, in hopes that Russia might join in the peace process one day. The lakeside Bürgenstock resort is expected to host the June 15-16 ... Read More »

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Exit polls suggest a big win by South Korea’s liberal opposition parties in parliamentary election

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

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Initial exit polls suggested South Korea’s liberal opposition parties are expected to win a landslide victory in Wednesday’s parliamentary election. The joint exit polls by South Korea’s three major TV stations ““ KBS, MBC and SBS ““ show the main opposition Democratic Party and its satellite party were forecast to ... Read More »

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Fire in large Hong Kong residential building kills at least 5 people and injures 34

By The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

HONG KONG (AP) – A fire in a large, mostly residential building in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning killed at least five people and left another 34 injured. The blaze in the New Lucky House in the Jordan neighborhood was extinguished later in the morning, but police said people inside the building still were calling ... Read More »

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Fire in large Hong Kong residential building kills at least 5 people and injures 27

By The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

HONG KONG (AP) – A fire in a large, mostly residential building in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning killed at least five people and left another 27 injured. The blaze in the New Lucky House in the Jordan neighborhood was extinguished later in the morning, but police said people inside the building still were calling ... Read More »

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Hong Kong building fire kills at least 5 people and injures 11

By The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

HONG KONG (AP) – A fire at a building in Hong King on Tuesday morning killed at least five people and left another 11 injured. Police said they were still receiving calls from people inside the building asking for help. Firefighters had rushed to the scene after receiving a call about the fire at 7:53 ... Read More »

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Hong Kong building fire kills at least 4 people and injures 12

By The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

HONG KONG (AP) – At least four people were killed and another 12 injured in a fire in a building in Hong Kong. The fire started at a building called New Lucky House in Hong Kong’s Jordan neighborhood. Three males and one female were killed, police said. Police also said that they were still receiving ... Read More »

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Missouri man executed for killing his cousin and her husband in 2006

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri man was executed Tuesday for killing his cousin and her husband nearly two decades ago in an attack that left the couple’s 4-year-old daughter home alone and unharmed. Brian Dorsey, 52, was pronounced dead at 6:11 p.m. after a single-dose injection of the sedative pentobarbital at the state ... Read More »

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Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the “God particle” has died at 94

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless And Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

LONDON (AP) – Nobel prize-winning physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the existence of the so-called “God particle” that helped explain how matter formed after the Big Bang, has died at age 94, the University of Edinburgh said Tuesday. The university, where Higgs was emeritus professor, said he died Monday following a short illness. Higgs predicted ... Read More »

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How effective are California’s homelessness programs? Audit finds state hasn’t kept track well

By Trân Nguyễn, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California spent $24 billion to tackle homelessness over the past five years but didn’t consistently track whether the spending actually helped alleviate the problem, according to state audit released Tuesday. With makeshift tents lining the streets and disrupting businesses in cities and towns throughout the state, homelessness has become one of ... Read More »

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How effective are California’s homelessness programs? State hasn’t been tracking

By Trân Nguyễn, The Associated Press on April 9th, 2024

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California spent $24 billion to tackle homelessness over a five-year period but didn’t consistently track the outcomes or effectiveness of its programs, according to state audit released Tuesday. The report attempts to assess how effective the state and local cities have been spending billions of dollars to address the ongoing homelessness ... Read More »

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