War and unrest

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, Rohingya Muslim women carry blankets and other supplies they collected from aid distribution centers in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, Nov. 22, putting more pressure on the country's military to halt a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
November 23, 2017 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 620,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh...
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In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, former rebel Marilu Ramirez applies make up as she prepares to hosts an online television round table discussion at a studio in Bogota, Colombia. Ramirez a member of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, who was sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a car bombing. is now the host of an online news debate show of a a new network started by ex-combatants. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)
November 23, 2017 - 12:12 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a production studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars. Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a...
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This combination of images made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations Command shows a North Korean soldier running from a jeep and then shot by North Korean soldiers in Panmunjom, North Korea, before collapsing across the border in South Korea. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (United Nations Command via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 11:12 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It's 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining,...
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Fikret Alic, holds holds a copy of a magazine bearing his image, after the verdict which the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal, ICTY, handed down in the genocide trial against former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic, in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017. Alic, a Bosnian man who became a figurehead for the suffering of Bosnians during the war when he was photographed as an emaciated prisoner behind the wire of a Bosnian Serb prison camp, was among those who watched the hearing. A U.N. court has convicted former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities perpetrated during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)
November 22, 2017 - 10:07 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Kosovo has welcomed the conviction of Serbian military chief Ratko Mladic on charges of genocide and other crimes by a United Nations court. Kosovo's Foreign...
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In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, photo, tents are seen in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh where Rohingya Muslims live, after crossing over from Myanmar into Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighbouring Bangladesh since late August 2017, when the military launched what it called "clearance operations" in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
November 22, 2017 - 8:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict said Wednesday. Pramila Patten, who met...
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November 22, 2017 - 2:52 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 22 Los Angeles Times on the Thanksgiving turkey: Observing an annual pre-Thanksgiving rite, President Trump pardoned two big white fluffy turkeys Tuesday in a photo op at the White House. (Named Drumstick and Wishbone, the...
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FILE - In this April, 13, 2017 file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from Sanaa, the head of the World Food Program, Stephen Anderson, warned Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that millions of Yemenis are at risk and will face more deaths as the humanitarian situation deteriorates and deliveries remain blocked from getting to those most needy. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani pose for the media members in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 22. 2017. Leaders of Turkey and Iran have arrived in Russia's Sochi for the much-anticipated talks with President Vladimir Putin that are expected to focus on a political settlement for post-war Syria. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)
November 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their...
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Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic waves as he enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Mladic's trial is the last major case for the Netherlands-based tribunal for former Yugoslavia, which was set up in 1993 to prosecute those most responsible for the worst carnage in Europe since World War II. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)
November 22, 2017 - 11:40 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An unrepentant Ratko Mladic, the bullish Bosnian Serb general whose forces rained shells and snipers' bullets on Sarajevo and carried out the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, was convicted Wednesday of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the...
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November 22, 2017 - 10:25 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- Among today's coverage...
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