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Month: September 2023

Native Hawaiian neighborhood survived Maui fire. Lahaina locals praise its cultural significance

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Shaun “Buge” Saribay felt like giving up. Hours of makeshift firefighting with garden hoses and buckets of water across Lahaina didn’t stop flames from consuming his house, his rental properties and thousands of other structures in his beloved hometown. Drained, dirty and delirious, he continued

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Armenia grapples with multiple challenges after the fall of Nagorno-Karabakh

By The Associated Press Tens of thousands of now-homeless people have streamed into Armenia from the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, controlled by its emboldened adversary, Azerbaijan. Swarms of protesters are filling the streets of the Armenian capital of Yerevan, demanding the prime minister’s ouster. Relations with Russia, an old ally and protector, have frayed amid

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Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world

By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter has always been a man of discipline and habit. But the former president broke routine Sunday, putting off his practice of quietly watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in Plains. The

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A populist ex-premier who opposes support for Ukraine leads his leftist party to victory in Slovakia

By KAREL JANICEK Associated Press PRAGUE (AP) — A populist former prime minister and his leftist party have won early parliamentary elections in Slovakia, staging a political comeback after campaigning on a pro-Russian and anti-American message, according to complete results announced Sunday. Former Prime Minister Robert Fico and the leftist Smer, or Direction, party had

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One year on from stadium disaster that killed 135, these families are still seeking answers

By Heather Chen, CNN (CNN) — One year on from the Kanjuruhan football stadium disaster that killed more than 130 people in Indonesia, families of the victims are calling on authorities to reopen investigations and declare the incident “a serious human rights violation.” Video footage aired by CNN affiliate CNN Indonesia showed emotional scenes as

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