Human welfare

In this image provided by Myanmar State Counsellor Office, Myanmar's Foreign Minster Aung San Suu Kyi, fourth from right, and Surakiart Sathirathai, third from left, a member of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State from Thailand, pose for a photo after their meeting at Foreign Ministry in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Myanmar State Counsellor Office via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 10:13 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson met on Monday with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the potential return of Rohingya Muslim refugees chased out of Myanmar by the military in what the United Nations has called "textbook ethnic cleansing." Richardson has said...
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CORRECTS IDENTITY OF MAN PICTURED ON RIGHT SIDE OF BANNER TO LUIS FIGARI - A protest banner that shows an image of Pope Francis, and Luis Figari, the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae founder of the Peru-based Roman Catholic lay movement, with a message that reads in Spanish: "Francisco, here we do have proof", hangs from a building seen along Francis' motorcade, in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. An investigation found that Figari sodomized his recruits, forced them to fondle him and one another, liked to watch them "experience pain, discomfort and fear" and humiliated them in front of others. Figari's victims have criticized the Vatican for its years of inaction and for eventually sanctioning him with what they considered a "golden exile" — retirement in Italy at a retreat house. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 22, 2018 - 8:26 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis ventured into the Amazon to demand rights for indigenous groups, decried the scourge of corruption afflicting the region's politics and denounced a culture of "machismo" in which violence against women is too often tolerated. Yet his latest visit to South America is...
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Rohingya children and refugees raise their hands and shout that they won't go back to Myanmar during a demonstration at Kutupalong near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 6:50 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh said Monday. There was no immediate confirmation from...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 2:26 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the preparations for repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar (all times local): noon A Bangladesh official says the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, which was scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed. Abul Kalam, commissioner of...
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In this Dec. 27, 2017, photo, Community Council health care navigator Fidel Castro Hernandez, center, listens to legal U.S. resident Maria Ana Pina, left, as she signs up for the Affordable Care Act with her son Roberto Pina at the Community Council offices in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
January 21, 2018 - 9:01 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport...
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FILE - This Oct. 8, 2017 photo shows Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) warming up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Houston. Watt, along with Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson, is a finalist for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
January 21, 2018 - 5:21 pm
J.J. Watt, Greg Olsen and Benjamin Watson are finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award. The recipient of the award that recognizes a player's contribution in his community and to society in general will be revealed on Feb. 3 at NFL Honors, when The Associated Press announces its...
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Turkish Army officers block the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, on the border with Syria, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Turkey's ground troops entered the enclave of Afrin, in northern Syria on Sunday and were advancing with Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces in their bid to oust Syrian Kurdish forces from the region.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
January 21, 2018 - 1:35 pm
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to oust from the area a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia, which responded with a hail of rockets on Turkish towns killing at least one refugee. The Turkish offensive on...
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A group of women try to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he arrives for a Marian prayer celebrating the Virgin of La Puerta of Otuzco, at Plaza de Armas in Trujillo, Peru, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Francis called women, mothers and grandmothers the guiding force for families. But he said women are nevertheless victims of "femicide and many situations of violence that are kept quiet behind so many walls." (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
January 20, 2018 - 6:48 pm
TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis denounced femicides and other gender-based crimes that have turned Latin America into the most violent place on Earth for women, calling Saturday for legislation to protect them and a new cultural mindset as he visited one of Peru's most dangerous parts. At a...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia's Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday. Chavez was jailed in 2015 at Bolivia's notorious Palmasola Prison in the...
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A Rohingya refugee boy sits in queue with others to receive food packets at Balukhali refugee camp, 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 19, 2018 - 4:51 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees are continuing to flee from Myanmar into Bangladesh, even after the two countries said they will begin repatriating members of the minority ethnic group next week, a Bangladesh official said Friday. Over 650,000 Rohingya Muslims poured into Bangladesh...
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