Climate migration: floods displace villagers in Indonesia

MONDOLIKO, Indonesia (AP) — All crops had died and the farmed fish had escaped their ponds. The only road to the village was flooded and the water only got higher, says Asiyah, 38, who like many Indonesians only uses one name. She knew she had to leave her home on the north coast of Java, … Read more

North Korea continues flurry of rocket launches to sea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward eastern waters on Thursday, the South Korean military said. The launch marked the sixth round of weapons firing by the North in less than two weeks, leading to condemnation from the United States and other countries. The country has fired nearly 40 ballistic … Read more

Russian launches to space from the US, 1st time in 20 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – For the first time in 20 years, a Russian cosmonaut rocketed from the US to the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with NASA and Japanese astronauts, despite tensions over the war in Ukraine. Their SpaceX flight was delayed by Hurricane Ian, which passed through the state last week. “I … Read more

South African police looking for suspects in tourist murder

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – South African police have identified at least three “key persons” investigating the murder of a German tourist by gunmen. Police Minister Bheki Cele visited the murder scene on Wednesday, where he said authorities are looking for the suspects identified in their investigation. “We are in the process of figuring out how far … Read more

‘So many children are dying’: drought in Somalia brings famine close by

DOLLOW, Somalia (AP) — A man in a donkey cart drives up through the dust, with two small, quiet boys. The sky is cloudy. It could rain. It will not. It hasn’t been for a long time. Mohamed Ahmed Diriye is 60 years old and is completing the grimest journey of his life. He left … Read more

Biden focuses on Florida hurricane victims, not politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit hurricane-ravaged Florida with a promise that federal, state and local governments will work together to rebuild homes, businesses and lives — muting politics for now to focus on people in need. Hurricane Ian has resulted in at least 84 deaths, including 75 in Florida, as hundreds of … Read more

Jury elected in trial over Governor Whitmer’s kidnapping plan

JACKSON, Michigan (AP) — On Tuesday, a jury sat on the trial of three men charged in connection with a 2020 anti-government plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The selection process took two days as a judge and attorneys in Jackson, Michigan, tried to weed out people who had personal conflicts — vacation, childcare, … Read more

Judge bans enforcement of a gun ban in city parks, swimming pools

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A judge has banned the enforcement of an executive order signed last week by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney that bans guns and lethal weapons in the city’s indoor and outdoor recreation areas, including parks, basketball courts, and swimming pools. Judge Joshua Roberts ordered Philadelphia “permanently ordered” to carry out the order on … Read more

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine objects to oil pipeline

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A planned pipeline to export oil from Uganda is likely to anchor President Yoweri Museveni’s long rule, opposition figure Bobi Wine said Tuesday, expressing his opposition to a project that is becoming increasingly controversial over environmental concerns. Wine, a singer and former lawmaker who became president in 2021, is the most … Read more

Texan players represent their international heritage

Deepi Sidhu Seven Houston Texans players participate in a league-wide initiative to represent their international heritage in Weeks 4 and 5. The NFL, in partnership with more than 200 players, coaches and executives, celebrates the growing number of nationalities and cultures in the player-led initiative. Players can choose to carry the flag of an international … Read more