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U.S. and Haiti are seeking the release of 17 missionaries snatched by a gang
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The Associated Press | October 18, 2021
Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one ...
The world needs more COVID vaccines, so the U.S. is helping finance overseas plants
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Franco Ordoñez | October 18, 2021
President Biden told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the U.S. would donate 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union. The U.S. is also working to boost production on the continent.Doug Mills | Via Getty Images Updated October 18, 2021 at 3:32 PM ET When President Biden met with ...
Myanmar will release 5,600 anti-regime prisoners
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Scott Neuman | October 18, 2021
Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, commander in chief of Myanmar's armed forces and head of Myanmar's coup regime, attends the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security in Moscow in June.Sefa Karacan | Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Myanmar's military junta, which seized power from an elected government in February, says ...
Haiti’s kidnapping crisis is plunging the country even further into turmoil
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Deepa Shivaram, Lulu Garcia-Navarro | October 17, 2021
A view down a busy street in Port au Prince, Haiti. Kidnappings in the country have already been worse in 2021 than years before.Owen Franken | Getty Images Updated October 17, 2021 at 3:05 PM ET The number of kidnappings in Haiti is increasing at an alarming rate. Still reeling ...
What ‘Squid Game’ gets right and wrong about Pakistani migrant workers
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Benazir Samad | October 17, 2021
In Squid Game, reportedly the most popular Netflix series of all time, the characters are almost all Korean, which is what you'd expect from a show produced in South Korea. And then there's Ali Abdul, a Pakistani migrant worker in South Korea whose boss hasn't paid him for months. Don't ...
U.S. religious group says 17 missionaries have been kidnapped in Haiti
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The Associated Press | October 17, 2021
A view of the densely populated Jalousie neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Sept. 28, 2021. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.Rodrigo Abd | AP ...
U.S. will provide condolence payments to families of Kabul drone strike victims
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Deepa Shivaram | October 16, 2021
Afghans inspect damage of the Ahmadi family house after a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. The strike, which the Pentagon originally deemed a success in striking an ISIS-K target, killed 10 civilians, none of whom were associated with the terrorist group.Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi | AP The ...
A refugee at 4, he felt like a lost star. Now his voice shines in a graphic memoir
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Jacky Habib | October 16, 2021
Omar Mohamed, left, and his brother, Hassan. In the graphic memoir he coauthored, When Stars Are Scattered, Mohamed shares what their life was like in the refugee camps in Kenya — and their journey to resettlement in the U.S.Omar Mohamed When Omar Mohamed was a boy living in the Dadaab ...
Haiti faces disasters and chaos. Its people are most likely to be denied U.S. asylum
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Marisa Peñaloza | October 16, 2021
United States Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Río Grande near the Acuña Del Río International Bridge in Del Río, Texas on Sept. 19.PAUL RATJE | AFP via Getty Images Like thousands of Haitians, Gibbens Revolus, his ...
A New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades
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Rachel Treisman | October 15, 2021
The Wizard of New Zealand, also known as Ian Brackenbury Channell, casts a "spell" during a television interview in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2011. His contract with the city will end in December after more than two decades.Mark Baker | Associated Press Christchurch, New Zealand, is parting ways with ...