Articles by The Associated Press

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Silent Pain: Rohingya Rape Survivors’ Babies Quietly Emerge
The Associated Press – The New York Times, 9 Jul 2018

5 Jul 2018 — She was 13, and she was petrified. Two months earlier, soldiers had broken into her home back in Myanmar and raped her, an attack that drove her and her terrified family over the border to Bangladesh. Ever since, she had waited for her period to arrive. Gradually, she came to realize that it would not. For the girl, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, A, the pregnancy was a prison she was desperate to escape. The rape itself had destroyed her innocence. But carrying the baby of a Buddhist soldier could destroy her life.

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Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi Says Outside Hate Narratives Driving Myanmar Tension
The Associated Press – The New York Times, 25 Jun 2018

21 Jun 2018 — Myanmar’s security forces have been accused of rape, killing, torture and the burning of Rohingya homes. The UN and the USA have described the army crackdown as “ethnic cleansing.” The government has denied the accusations. Rohingya Muslims have long been denied citizenship and other basic rights in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

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More than 100 UN Peacekeepers Ran a Child Sex Ring in Haiti – None Was Ever Jailed
Paisley Dodds |The Associated Press – Toronto Star, 17 Apr 2017

12 Apr 2017—In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. “Imagine if the UN was going to the United States and raping children and bringing cholera,” said one lawyer in Haiti, where UN peacekeepers face hundreds of allegations of child sex crimes.

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Better Sleep May Be Incredibly Important to Alzheimer’s Risk
The Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2015

Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, a sticky protein called beta-amyloid, starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory, researchers reported Monday [20 Jul] at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

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ICC Opens Initial Probe into Possible War Crimes in Palestinian Territories
Jonathan Lis and The Associated Press - Haaretz, 19 Jan 2015

Step could lead to charges against Israeli and Palestinian officials; FM Lieberman calls to dismantle International Criminal Court.

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Bolivia Makes Child Labor Legal from Age 10
The Associated Press – Al Jazeera America, 21 Jul 2014

Child labor has been common in a nation that ranks as one of the poorest in the Americas.

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African Leaders Vote to Give Themselves Immunity from War Crimes
The Associated Press – Al Jazeera, 7 Jul 2014

July 1, 2014 – African leaders gathered for a continent-wide summit voted to give themselves and their allies immunity from prosecution for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide at a new African Court of Justice and Human Rights.

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Marshall Islands Sues Nuclear Powers for Failure on Disarmament
The Associated Press – Al Jazeera America, 28 Apr 2014

“I personally see it as kind of David and Goliath, except that there are no slingshots involved,” said David Krieger, president of the California-based Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Krieger is acting as a consultant in the case. There are hopes that other countries will join the legal effort, he said.

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HSBC Unit Ordered to Pay $2.46B
The Associated Press – Business Week, 21 Oct 2013

A division of Europe’s HSBC bank has been ordered to pay about $2.46 billion in a class action lawsuit claiming that it violated federal securities laws. HSBC plans to appeal.

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Japan Asks for World’s Help on Fukushima Leaks
Al Jazeera and The Associated Press – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Oct 2013

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday [6 Oct 2013] that Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain widening disaster at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima, where radioactive water leaks and other mishaps are now reported almost daily. “My country needs your knowledge and expertise,” he said.

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28 Guantanamo Prisoners Now On Hunger Strike; 3 in Hospital for Dehydration
Ben Fox, The Associated Press – CTV News, 1 Apr 2013

More prisoners have joined a hunger strike at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, officials said Monday [25 Mar 2013], as defence lawyers expressed alarm about one of the most sustained protests at the base in several years. The military is force-feeding 10 of the prisoners to prevent dangerous weight loss, Navy Capt. Robert Durand, a spokesman for the prison on the U.S. base in Cuba said.

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US Marine Corps Creates Law Enforcement Battalions
Julie Watson – The Associated Press-AP, 30 Jul 2012

The Marine Corps has created its first law enforcement battalions — a lean, specialized force of military police officers that it hopes can quickly deploy worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling security forces in allied nations. The Corps activated three such battalions last month [June 2012]. Each is made up of roughly 500 military police officers and dozens of dogs.

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Chavez: Libya’s Tragedy Begins With Gadhafi’s Fall
The Associated Press-AP – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2011

Chavez has been a staunch defender of Gadhafi throughout the conflict, and he condemned NATO airstrikes and killings of civilians. “The drama of Libya isn’t ending with the fall of Gadhafi’s government. It’s beginning,” Chavez said. “The tragedy in Libya is just beginning.”

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WikiLeaks: Israel Demanded Bribes for Goods Entering Gaza
The Associated Press – Haaretz, 10 Jan 2011

Joint June 2006 cable dispatched by U.S. diplomats in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem cites Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble, Motorola and Dell as some of the companies subject to corruption at the Karni Crossing. A key Israeli cargo crossing for goods entering the Gaza Strip was rife with corruption, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks on Thursday [6 Jan 2011]. The June 14, 2006, cable, published Thursday by Norway’s Aftenposten daily, says companies told U.S. diplomats they were forced to pay hefty bribes to get goods into Gaza.

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Rights Activists Share Alternative Nobel
Malin Rising – The Associated Press-AP, 4 Oct 2010

Activists from Nepal, Nigeria, Brazil and Israel were named the winners Thursday [30 Sep 2010] of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “alternative Nobel,” for work that includes fighting to save the Amazon rain forest and bringing health care to Palestinians cut off from services.

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ENDORSES GOLDSTONE GAZA REPORT
Cnaan Liphshiz , Haaretz Correspondent, and The Associated Press, 13 Mar 2010

The European Parliament on Wednesday [Mar 10 2010] urged its 27-member states to monitor the Israeli and Palestinian probes into alleged war crimes committed during last year’s late-winter conflict in Gaza. The resolution backed the findings of a UN-appointed expert panel chaired by South African Judge Richard Goldstone, which concluded that both sides committed war […]

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POLL: NEWS MEDIA’S CREDIBILITY PLUNGES TO NEW LOW
Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press, 15 Sep 2009

The news media’s credibility is sagging along with its revenue. Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the news stories they read, hear and watch are frequently inaccurate, according to a poll released Sunday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. That marks the highest level of skepticism recorded since 1985, when this […]

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