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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...
Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China
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Taiwan forces fire at drones flying over island near China

In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen watches soldiers operate equipment during a visit to a naval station on Penghu, an archipelago of several dozen islands off Taiwan's western coast on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022. Tsai told the self-ruled island's military units Tuesday to keep their cool in the face of daily warplane flights and warship maneuvers by rival China, saying that Taiwan will not allow Beijing to provoke a conflict. visit to the She also inspected a radar squadron, an air defense company, and a navy fleet. (Taiwan Ministry of National Defense via AP)In this photo released by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is briefed during a visit to a naval station on Penghu, an archipelag...
UN cites possible crimes vs. humanity in China’s Xinjiang
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UN cites possible crimes vs. humanity in China’s Xinjiang

FILE - Guard towers stand on the perimeter wall of the Urumqi No. 3 Detention Center in Dabancheng in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on April 23, 2021. China's discriminatory detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, the U.N. human rights office said in a long-awaited report released Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)FILE - A child stands near a large screen showing photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping near a car park in Kashgar in western China's Xinjiang region on Dec. 3, 2018. China's discriminatory detention of Uyghurs and other mostly Muslim ethnic groups in the western region of Xinjiang may constitute crimes against humanity, the U.N. human right...
Turkish pop star jailed over joke released to house arrest
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Turkish pop star jailed over joke released to house arrest

Turkish pop star Gulsen performs during a concert in Aydin, Turkey, March 27, 2022. A Turkish court on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, released pop star Gulsen Colakoglu from jail but placed her on house arrest as she awaits trial on charges of “inciting hatred and enmity” for a joke she made about Turkey’s religious schools.. (Depo Photos via AP, File) Associated Press Aug 29, 2022 6:49 AM - 340 words Eds: UPDATES: Updates caption. With AP Photos. ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Monday released pop star Gulsen from jail but placed her on house arrest as she awaits trial on charges of “inciting hatred and enmity” for a joke she made about Turkey’s religious schools. Last week, the 46-year-old singer and songwriter, whose full name is Gulsen Colakoglu, was taken away fr...