September 26th, 2021

World News

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattles

By Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West ... Read More »

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Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

By Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) – Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks and came amid heightened tensions ... Read More »

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Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

By Ilan Ben Zion, The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) – At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent ... Read More »

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Swiss seen approving same-sex marriage in referendum

By The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

GENEVA (AP) – Swiss voters appear to have decided by a clear margin to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to a projection after a national referendum on Sunday. The projection by the gfs.bern polling agency for Switzerland’s public broadcasters showed the measure passing by 64% to 36%. Switzerland’s parliament and the governing Federal Council ... Read More »

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Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank clashes

By The Associated Press on September 26th, 2021

JERUSALEM (AP) – At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. Sunday’s violence was the deadliest between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent ... Read More »

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Taliban hang body in public; signal return to past tactics

By The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban hanged a dead body from a crane parked in a city square in Afghanistan on Saturday in a gruesome display that signaled the hard-line group’s return to some of its brutal tactics of the past. Taliban officials initially brought four bodies to the central square in the western city ... Read More »

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Texas border crossing where migrants made camp to reopen

By María Verza And Juan Lozano, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) – The Texas border crossing where thousands of Haitian migrants converged in recent weeks will be partially reopened late Saturday afternoon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. The agency issued a statement saying trade and travel operations will resume at Del Rio Port of Entry for passenger traffic at 4 p.m. ... Read More »

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Federal judge deals blow to vaccine mandate for NYC teachers

By The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before it was to take effect. The worker mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into effect Monday. But late ... Read More »

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Petito case renews call to spotlight missing people of color

By Lindsay Whitehurst, Terry Tang And Adriana Gomez Licon, The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – In the three months since 62-year-old Navajo rug weaver Ella Mae Begay vanished, the haunting unanswered questions sometimes threaten to overwhelm her niece. Seraphine Warren has organized searches of the vast Navajo Nation landscape near her aunt’s home in Arizona but is running out of money to pay for gas ... Read More »

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Witness: Taliban hang dead body in Afghan city’s main square

By The Associated Press on September 25th, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A witness says the Taliban have hanged a dead body from a crane in the main square of Herat city in western Afghanistan. Wazir Ahmad Seddiqi, who runs a pharmacy on the side of the square, told The Associated Press that four bodies were brought to the square and three were ... Read More »

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Hundreds hold London vigil for slain primary school teacher

By Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on September 24th, 2021

LONDON (AP) – Hundreds gathered Friday in southeast London to light candles and to mourn for slain primary school teacher Sabina Nessa while demanding an end to violence against women. Nessa’s death – as she walked through a park to meet a friend a few minutes from her home – is the second high-profile killing ... Read More »

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