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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help womenThe U.N. began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction _ until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Congress and boardrooms put the issue in the news
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Journalists watch the CCTV footage regarding a North Korean soldier's defection during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. 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. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of N. Korean defectorThe U.S.-led U.N. command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
In this Oct. 12, 2017 photo, Mike Baughman, center, plays the bass with Sam Gibson, left, on guitar while Ryan Baughman, right, looks on at a cabin in Herald, W.Va. Mike Baughman is fighting a rare bile duct cancer he believes is a result of ingesting a parasite inside raw fish while serving in the Vietnam War. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has commissioned a pilot study, the first of its kind in the United States, to look into the link between liver flukes and the disease. (AP Photo/Margie Mason)
VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veteransHundreds of U.S. veterans who fought in Vietnam have reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite in Southeast Asia
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this picture taken on May 4, 2017, a Pakistani boy who was allegedly raped by a mullah or religious cleric, sits on a swing in Kehror Pakka, Pakistan. An AP investigation has found that sexual abuse is a pervasive problem at madrassas, or Islamic schools, in Pakistan. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged in public. It is even more seldom prosecuted. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of childrenSexual abuse is pervasive at Islamic schools in Pakistan, but the problem is seldom acknowledged and even more seldom prosecuted, an Associated Press investigation finds
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Uber Got Hacked, Then Made Things WorseThe bad news: Uber suffered a major hack one year ago that exposed the accounts of 57 million customers and drivers. The worse news: The company decided to keep the breach a secret instead of informing victims, and it paid the hackers $100,000 to keep it under wraps, reports...
Newser4 hours ago
Meet the World's New Teddy RooseveltA modern version Teddy Roosevelt is emerging in the world, but he's not on US shores. The editor of the Economist writes that it's none other than French leader Emmanuel Macron. The assertion from editor Zanny Minton Beddoes comes in a piece predicting that a populist wave in global politics...
Newser5 hours ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, right, prays over his father's grave, upon his arrival to Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri has returned to Beirut more than two weeks after announcing while in Saudi Arabia that he had resigned his post. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon's Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation sagaLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beirut for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting more than two weeks ago
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace, right, react during a visit to Harare hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's Parliament erupted in cheers Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 after the speaker announced the resignation of President Robert Mugabe after 37 years in power. (AP Photo, File)
Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in ZimbabweFrom magnanimous liberator to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa's most controversial and influential
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This image taken from TV, shows the interior of a mosque after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017.  A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest attacks in years. (AP Photo)
Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50At least 50 killed as teenage suicide bomber attacks mosque in northern Nigeria, police say
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri, center, leaves his residence, in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Hariri is leaving for Cairo where the Arab League is holding meetings on regional tensions, and then head home to Beirut to lay out his political position. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
The Latest: Lebanon PM Hariri prays at father's graveLebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has visited the grave of his father, the late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri _ his first stop since returning to Beirut late Tuesday more than two weeks after he shocked his country by announcing his resignation
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Female Defector Describes Harsh Life in N. Korean ArmyLee So Yeon volunteered to join the North Korea army in 1992, lured in part, she says, by the promise of a daily meal. While cautioning that stories of defectors like Lee have to be taken with a grain of salt, the BBC presents an interview with the now 41-year-old...
Newser7 hours ago
In this undated photo provided on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the the Sungri Motor Complex in Pyeongannam-do, North Korea. The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism in the latest push to isolate the pariah nation. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companiesThe Trump administration has imposed new sanctions on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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