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Hungarians demand end to pro-government bias in public media
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Hungarians demand end to pro-government bias in public media

Participants attend the demonstration announced by independent Hungarian lawmaker Akos Hadhazy in front of the public media headquarters (MTVA) in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)Participants attend the demonstration announced by independent Hungarian lawmaker Akos Hadhazy in front of the public media headquarters (MTVA) in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP) By JUSTIN SPIKEAssociated Press Eds: UPDATES: Adds photos. With AP Photos. BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around 1,500 demonstrators gathered at the headquarters of Hungary's public media company Friday to protest what they say is biased news coverage and state-sponsored propaganda that favors the country's populist government. Demonstrators called for...
Iran releases footage from prison fire, adding to mystery
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Iran releases footage from prison fire, adding to mystery

FILE - Iranians protest a 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini's death after she was detained by the morality police, in Tehran, Sept. 20, 2022, in this photo taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran. Iran’s atomic energy agency alleged Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, that hackers acting on behalf of an unidentified foreign country broke into a subsidiary’s network and had free access to its email system. Sunday's hack comes as Iran continues to face nationwide unrest first sparked by the Sept. 16 death of Amini. (AP Photo/Middle East Images, File) Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Sunday released security footage that it said came from its notorious Evin Prison the night a fire broke out that killed at least eight inm...
Teens tackle 21st-century challenges at robotics contest
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Teens tackle 21st-century challenges at robotics contest

By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press GENEVA (AP) — For their first trip to a celebrated robotics contest for high school students from scores of countries, a team of Ukrainian teens had a problem. With shipments of goods to Ukraine uncertain, and Ukrainian customs officers careful about incoming merchandise, the group only received a base kit of gadgetry on the day they were set to leave for the event in Geneva. That set off a mad scramble to assemble their robot for the latest edition of the “First Global” contest, a three-day affair that opened Friday, in-person for the first time since the pandemic. Nearly all the 180-odd teams, from countries across the world, had had months to prepare their robots. “We couldn’t back down because we were really determined to compete here an...
People with disabilities left out of climate planning
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People with disabilities left out of climate planning

India Scott sits in the living room of her home in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Activists, advocates, researchers and people living with disabilities say not enough is being done to include disabled people in climate action planning and policy, or disaster relief and recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)India Scott poses for a photo in her home in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Activists, advocates, researchers and people living with disabilities say not enough is being done to include disabled people in climate action planning and policy, or disaster relief and recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)India Scott looks in her refrigerator in her home in New Orleans, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Activists, advocates, researchers and people living with disabilities say not en...
Women protesters demand more security after Afghan bombing
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Women protesters demand more security after Afghan bombing

A view of the bloody books and supplies that left from Friday's suicide bomber attack on a Hazara education center, Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Afghanistan's Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite Muslims, have been the target of a brutal campaign of violence for the past several years. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)A view of the Hazara education center that was attacked by a suicide bomber on Friday, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Afghanistan's Hazaras, who are mostly Shiite Muslims, have been the target of a brutal campaign of violence for the past several years. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)A 19-years old Hazara Afghan girl sits and cries on the bench she was sitting on, during Friday's suicide bomber attack on a Hazara education center, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday...
BRIEF: Snowden granted Russian citizenship
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BRIEF: Snowden granted Russian citizenship

Edward Snowden receives the Sam Adams award for Intelligence Integrity on November 7, 2013, in Moscow. (Photo courtesy McZusatz under Attribution 3.0 Unported) Multiple sources are reporting Edward Snowden has been granted Russian citizenship. It has been 9 years since material leaked by Snowden was used by The Guardian in 2013 to reveal a top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) granted an order requiring Verizon to hand over data on all telephone calls in their system to the FBI over a 3-month period. According to the Guardian, "Under the terms of the blanket order, the numbers of both parties on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The contents of the conversation itself are n...
At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education
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At UN, leaders confront COVID’s impact on global education

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)While images are projected on the wall, journalist Folly Ba Thibaut speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Julius Maada Bio, President of Sierra Leone, speaks at the start of the Transforming Education Summit at United Nations headquarters, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Angelique Kidjo performs during the Transforming Education Summit...
US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker
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US contractor freed by Taliban in swap for drug trafficker

This undated photo provided to The AP shows Mark Frerichs, a U.S. veteran and civilian contractor held more than 2 years in Afghanistan by the Taliban. Frerichs family says he has been freed by the Taliban. Frerichs’ release appears to have been part of a swap and came as an imprisoned Taliban drug lord also said on Monday he had been freed from American custody. (Charlene Cakora via AP)CORRECTS THAT BASHIR NOORZAI WAS RELEASED FROM AN AMERICAN PRISON NOT GUANTANAMO BAY - Bashir Noorzai, prison, speaks during his release ceremony, at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Noorzai, a notorious drug lord and member of the Taliban, told reporters in Kabul on Monday that he spent 17 years and six months in a U.S. prison. Taliban-appointed Foreign Minister A...
Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears
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Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears

FILE - The area in front of the Stade Industrial Park is part of the future port expansion for the planned import terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Stade, Germany, on April 2022. Russia’s war against Ukraine shattered its relations with Europe, which soon lost most of the natural gas that Moscow had long provided. Now, as winter nears, European nations have backed a short-term fix set to begin before the end of 2022 that has raised alarms among scientists who fear the long term consequences for the climate. (Sina Schuldt/dpa via AP, File)FILE - A flare burns at Venture Global LNG in Cameron, La., on April 21, 2022. Russia’s war against Ukraine shattered its relations with Europe, which soon lost most of the natural gas that Moscow had long provided. Now, as winter nears, Europea...
Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment
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Arizona Gov. Ducey hails Taiwan semiconductor investment

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen exchange gifts during a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP)In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a meeting with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday hailed economic and educational cooperation with Taiwan, marked by a $12 billion investment in his state by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (Taiwa...