Human welfare

A woman is caught in tear gas during running battles with police in Kibera Slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Kenyan opposition leaders say police are using gunfire and tear gas to disperse residents of a city slum protesting the overnight murder of four people in a suspected ethnic attack. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
November 19, 2017 - 2:24 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- ONLY ON AP ---------------- NEUROLOGIST-SEXUAL ABUSE — A prominent neurologist, already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic, is facing a growing number of accusations that...
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FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 file photo of an activist holding a banner reading: "For him impunity, for her a life sentence" during a protest in Paris. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet provoked consternation by suggesting a legal minimum age of 13 for sexual consent "is worth considering." Activists protested in Paris to demand that the age of consent be set at 15. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
November 19, 2017 - 9:42 am
PARIS (AP) — France is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. Since the allegations of rape and sexual harassment emerged against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, the country synonymous with love has been stumbling as it addresses the issue of sexual harassment...
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Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw, right, speaks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during their meeting at the President House in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
November 19, 2017 - 6:26 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — China's foreign minister met with Myanmar's top leaders on Sunday during a visit to the country, a day after discussing the Rohingya refugee crisis with Bangladesh's prime minister. More than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state for neighboring...
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November 18, 2017 - 6:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago. BU Provost Jean Morrison says in a letter sent Friday to faculty the findings follow a 13-month investigation into the...
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November 17, 2017 - 4:08 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations on civil cases has expired. Each year...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, a homeless man prepares to spend the night under a covered walkway of a building close to the Vatican, in Rome. On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, Pope Francis will host some four thousand poor and vulnerable people in St Peter's Basilica and after a Mass 1.500 of the guests will have lunch with the him in the Paul VI hall in what the pontiff called World Day of the Poor. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
November 17, 2017 - 1:08 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will be offering several hundred poor people — homeless, migrants, unemployed — a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu when he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. Francis begins the events Sunday with a...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, residents are evacuated from the Barclay Friends Senior Living Community during a fire in West Chester, Pa. At least 20 people were injured in the massive fire at the senior living community about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. (Steven M. Falk/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania: (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A spokeswoman for a Pennsylvania hospital says seven patients have been admitted with conditions related to smoke inhalation following a massive fire at a senior living...
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A woman holds a placard reading in catalan "freedom for political prisoners", during a demonstration in front of the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Demonstrators fill Sant Jaume Square in front of the seat of the Catalan presidency, to mark one month of imprisonment for leaders of the two separatist civil platforms, ANC and Omnium. Eight ex-Catalan cabinet members have also been jailed provisionally. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
November 17, 2017 - 9:44 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Catalonia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The lawyer for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says that the court hearing for his client and four secessionist allies on whether they should be extradited to Spain has been pushed back until Dec. 4...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, black smoke from continuing military air strikes rises above a mosque in Marawi city, southern Philippines. The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, it has documented a variety of serious violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. .(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:24 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. The...
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FILE - In this 2015, file photo, Gao Zhisheng walks past photos of his relatives in a cave home where he is confined in northwestern China's Shaanxi province. Gao's whereabouts are now unknown after a short lived escape from his state security captors. Gao's plight shows what activists say is a drastically deteriorating situation for rights campaigners under the rule of President Xi Jinping, who emerged from a party congress last month as the most powerful Chinese leader in a generation. (AP Photo/Paul Traynor, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:43 pm
BEIJING (AP) — After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more. With the help of friends and a willing driver, Gao escaped his state security captors on Aug. 13 and found shelter in the home of a stranger who made him...
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