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Unmarked Senegal beach graves hold untold number of West African migrants, officials and locals say

SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal (AP) — The small mounds of sand that dot the beach in northern Senegal blend into the terrain. But thick rope juts out from beneath the piles. Pieces of black plastic bags are scattered nearby, and green netting is strewn on...


As illegal crossings drop, the legal challenges over Biden's US-Mexico border policies grow

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration advocates said Thursday that an online appointment system to seek asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico is out of reach for many migrants, in the latest legal challenge to the Biden administration's immigration agenda....

 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    July 28, 2023

Charges dropped against 7 Oklahoma police officers in 3 separate fatal shootings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The new prosecutor in Oklahoma's biggest county announced Friday she's dropping criminal charges against seven police officers in three separate fatal shootings from 2020, including one in which five officers were charged with...


Millions of Shiite Muslims across the world commemorate the mourning day of Ashoura

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Millions of Shiite Muslims in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and around the world on Friday commemorated Ashoura, a remembrance of the 7th-century martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Hussein, that gave birth to their fait...


Niger adds to growing list of countries in the Sahel run by the military

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Mutinous soldiers in Niger this week overthrew the democratically elected government of President Mohamed Bazoum, adding to a growing list of military regimes in West Africa's Sahel region and raising fears of regional destabi...


A Notre Dame professor sues a student publication over its coverage of her abortion-rights work

A University of Notre Dame professor has filed a defamation lawsuit against a student-run publication over news coverage of her abortion-rights work. The case is raising questions about press freedom and academic freedom at one of the nation's...


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