Government and politics

In this June 30, 2018 photo, Councilwoman Marcela Huanca cries as she relates the bullying she suffered from the mayor and his family, in Escoma, Bolivia. The South American country has a high percentage of women in municipal positions, and the world's second-highest number of women in parliament, according to the United Nations. But reports of political violence against women are on the rise. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
August 25, 2018 - 1:34 pm
ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate gender equality at lower levels too. But some male Bolivian politicians have resisted the change,...
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Soldiers laugh during rehearsals for Sundays inauguration of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwas in Harare, Saturday, Aug, 25, 2018. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa said he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding Mnangagwas narrow election win. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
August 25, 2018 - 12:55 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Saturday he respectfully rejects the court ruling upholding the president's narrow election win and called the inauguration set for Sunday "false," while U.S.-based election observers said the country does not yet have a "tolerant,...
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This undated photo provided by the Kraft Heinz Company shows a person wearing a "Miracle Whip" shirt. The mayor of Mayo, Fla., a tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida's Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, is announcing Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, that the city is switching its name to "Miracle Whip." But it's a joke. The name change started as a secret, tongue-in-cheek marketing proposal for the Kraft Heinz-owned mayonnaise-alternative.(Kraft Heinz Company via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 9:37 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mayo, Florida is holding the mayo, at least for a few days. The mayor of this tiny town of less than 1,500 residents, located where Florida's Panhandle morphs into a peninsula, is announcing Saturday that the city is switching its name to "Miracle Whip." But it's a joke. The...
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August 25, 2018 - 9:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — At least 16 children are among nearly 30 civilians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in southern Syria a month ago and are being used as a "bargaining chip" in negotiations with the Syrian government and its ally Russia, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The rights watchdog said...
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August 25, 2018 - 7:06 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A senior al-Qaida leader was killed in fighting in Yemen's central province of Marib while fighting alongside Yemen's government forces battling Shiite rebels, officials and tribal leaders said Saturday. Ghalib al-Zaidi's death came a week ago in an exchange of fire during...
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This image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV on Aug. 25, 2018, via AP Video, shows Beilong Hot Spring Hotel in Harbin's Sun Island resort area, following a fire. More than a dozen of people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China's northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said. (CCTV via AP Video)
August 25, 2018 - 5:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China's northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government said. The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two...
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Rohingya refugees cry as they pray during a gathering to commemorate the first anniversary of Myanmar army's crackdown which lead to a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh, at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
August 25, 2018 - 5:07 am
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees on Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the attacks that sent them fleeing to safety in Bangladesh, praying they can return to their homes in Myanmar and demanding justice for their dead relatives and neighbors. More than 15...
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Incoming Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is sworn in at Government House, Canberra, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. (AP Photo/Andrew Taylor)
August 25, 2018 - 3:50 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's new leader Scott Morrison has spoken with President Donald Trump, organized his Cabinet and met drought-affected farmers as the backlash continues over another prime minister selected by an internal party vote. A day after replacing Malcolm Turnbull following a ballot...
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August 25, 2018 - 1:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a report about two women's accounts to police alleging sexual misconduct by Wynn. Clark County District Court Judge Ronald Israel's written order on...
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August 24, 2018 - 11:19 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two police officers received a brief unpaid suspension for leaking body camera footage showing the son of Denver's mayor cursing at another officer and threatening to get him fired during a traffic stop, according to police disciplinary records. Aurora Officers Paul Timmons and Judy...
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