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A woman could be Mexico's next leader. Millions of others continue in shadows as domestic workers

Some 2.5 million Mexicans — mostly women — are domestic workers, a profession that has come to encapsulate gender and class divisions long permeating Mexico
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Domestic worker Concepcion Alejo lifts a weight at a gym near her home, before heading to work, in Mexico City, Wednesday, April 24, 2024. Alejo is among approximately 2.5 million Mexicans — largely women — who serve as domestic workers in the Latin American nation. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Russian POWs get to make phone calls home. Ukrainians don't. A growing movement wants that to change

For hundreds of Russian soldiers taken prisoner, phone calls home can offer a bit of comfort and hope
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Sergei, an injured Russian prisoner of war, sits in a corridor at the detention center in Ukraine's Lviv region, Thursday, April 25, 2024. AP visited the center as part of a small group of journalists on the condition that its exact location be withheld. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
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Australia plans to send aid to Papua New Guinea as rain raises safety fears at deadly landslide site

Australia is preparing to send aircraft and other equipment to help at the site of the deadly landslide in Papua New Guinea as rain in the South Pacific nation’s mountainous interior is raising fears that the tons of rubble that buried hundreds of vill...
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Villagers search through a landslide in Yambali village, in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration feared Sunday the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. (Mohamud Omer/International Organization for Migration via AP)
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Nigeria is emerging as a critical mineral hub. The government is cracking down on illegal operations

Nigeria’s government is cracking down on illegal mining, making dozens of arrests of unlicensed miners since April for allegedly stealing the country’s lithium, a critical mineral used in batteries for electric vehicles, smartphones and power systems
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Miners work at an illegal tin mining site in Jos, Nigeria, Wednesday, April 3, 2024. The recent arrests come as Nigeria seeks to regulate mining of critical minerals, curb illegal activity and better benefit from its mineral resources. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Cyclone floods coastal villages and cuts power in Bangladesh, where 800,000 had evacuated

A cyclone has flooded villages and left hundreds of thousands of people without power after making landfall overnight along the coasts of Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal state
2 hours ago
Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)
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Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan to resume trilateral meeting to revive cooperation

Leaders of South Korea, China and Japan are set to meet in Seoul for their first trilateral meeting in more than four years
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South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a meeting at the Presidential Office in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
May 26

Strong earthquake hits Tonga but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga but there are no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage
May 26
May 26

North Korea informs Japan of satellite launch plan, a likely bid to put 2nd spy satellite into orbit

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3
May 26
FILE - This photo provided by the North Korean government shows what the country said is the launch of the Malligyong-1, a military spy satellite, into orbit on Nov. 21, 2023. 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, File)
May 26

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3

Japan says North Korea has informed it of a plan to launch a satellite by June 3
May 26
May 26

Part of a parking garage at Dutch hospital has collapsed. It is unclear if anybody is trapped

Emergency services in the Netherlands say that part of a parking garage at a hospital in the central Dutch city of Nieuwegein has collapsed
May 26
May 26

12 injured after turbulence on flight from Doha to Dublin

The flight was traveling from Doha, Qatar, to Dublin when it hit turbulence, authorities said.
May 26
The flight was traveling from Doha, Qatar, to Dublin when it hit turbulence, authorities said.
May 26

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people

Palestinian medics say 22 are killed in an Israeli airstrike on Rafah that hits tents for displaced people
May 26
May 26

Georgian PM, president criticize each other over media freedom law on Independence Day

The president and prime minister of Georgia have lashed out at each other at a ceremony marking the country’s independence day
May 26
A demonstrator waves Georgian and Ukrainian national flags during an opposition protest against foreign influence bill and to celebrate the Independence Day, in the center of in Tbilisi, Georgia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The opposition has denounced the bill as "the Russian law," because Moscow uses similar legislation to crack down on independent news media, nonprofits and activists critical of the Kremlin. (AP Photo/Zurab Tsertsvadze)
May 26

Putin arrives in Uzbekistan on the 3rd foreign trip of his new term

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the capital of Uzbekistan where he is to hold talks with President Shavkay Mirziyoyev
May 26
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin greet Russian and Uzbek diplomates during their meeting at an International airport outside Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
May 26

Paris' traffic-clogged Champs-Elysees turned into a mass picnic blanket for an unusual meal

The French capital’s most famous street has been transformed into a massive picnic blanket
May 26
People eat their lunches as part of a giant picnic on the Champs-Elysées, in front of the Arc de Triomphe, organized by the Comité Champs-?lysées, Sunday, May 26, 2024 in Paris. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard)
May 26

South Africa's main opposition party rallies support as it concludes election campaign

South Africa’s main opposition party Democratic Alliance has made its final call to South Africans to help it unseat the ruling African National Congress
May 26
Dancers wait to take part in a performance during an election rally organized by Inkatha Freedom Party in Richards Bay, near Durban, South Africa, Sunday, May 26, 2024, in anticipation of the 2024 general elections scheduled for May 29. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 26

Armenians throng center of the capital to demand the prime minister's resignation

Tens of thousands of demonstrators protested in the center of the capital.
May 26
Police block a government building as protesters with an Armenian national flag rally against Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have held a protest in the center of the capital of Armenia, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan after Armenia agreed to hand over control of several border villages to Azerbaijan. (Stepan Poghosyan/Photolure via AP)
May 26

Saudi Arabia appoints first ambassador to Syria since 2012

Saudi Arabia has announced the appointment of its first ambassador to Syria since severing ties with Damascus 12 years ago, marking an ongoing thawing in relations since the war-torn country was readmitted to the Arab League over a year ago
May 26
May 26

4 people killed and over 30 injured after a bus and a cargo train collide in Peru

Police in Peru say four people are dead and more than 30 are injured after a passenger bus and a cargo train collided
May 26
In this handout photo provided by the Peru's Highway Police, rescue workers attend to a bus that collided with a cargo train in La Oroya, Peru, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (Peru's Highway Police, via AP)
May 26

12 people injured after Qatar Airways plane hits turbulence on way to Dublin

The flight was traveling from Doha to Dublin when it hit turbulence.
May 26
FILE - A Qatar airways plane lands at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises on Sept. 25, 2023. Twelve people were injured when a Qatar Airways plane flying from Doha to Dublin on Sunday May 26, 2024 hit turbulence, airport authorities said. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
May 26

Macron begins the first state visit to Germany by a French president in 24 years

President Emmanuel Macron has started the first state visit to Germany by a French head of state in 24 years
May 26
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, and French President Emmanuel at the end of a press conference at Bellevue Place in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
May 26

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence

The U.N. top court's ruled Israel must end its offensive in Rafah.
May 26
Norway's Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide shows a document which will be handed to Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Mohammed Mustafa prior to a meeting for talks on the Middle East in Brussels, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Norway on Sunday handed over papers to the Palestinian prime minister to officially give it diplomatic recognition as a state in a largely symbolic move that has infuriated Israel. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
May 26

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza
May 26
May 26

Death toll in Kharkiv attack rises to 14; Zelenskyy warns of Russian troop movements

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia is preparing to intensify its offensive along Ukraine’s northern border as the death toll rose to 14 in an aerial bomb attack on a large construction supplies store in the city of Kharkiv
May 26
Military medics give first aid to a wounded Ukrainian soldier at a medical stabilisation point near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, May 24, 2024. (Iryna Rybakova via AP)
May 26

Aid group says over 100 people killed in 2 weeks of fighting in a Sudanese city

An international aid group says more than two weeks of fighting between Sudan’s military and a notorious paramilitary group over a major city in the western Darfur region killed at least 123 people
May 26
May 26

Yemen’s Houthi rebels freed over 100 war prisoners, the Red Cross says

The International Committee of the Red Cross says the Houthi rebels in Yemen have released more than 100 war prisoners linked to the country’s long-running conflict
May 26
Houthi supporters march marking the anniversary of Yemeni unity in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Osamah Abdulrahman)
May 26

Sunak’s plan to make 18-year-olds do national service grabs attention on UK election trail

All 18-year-olds in Britain will have to perform a year of mandatory military or civilian national service if the governing Conservative Party wins the July 4 national election
May 26
Britain's Labour leader Keir Starmer attends the launch of Scottish Labour's General Election campaign at City Facilities in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday May 24, 2024. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
May 26

Flash floods due to unusually heavy seasonal rains kill at least 15 in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say renewed heavy rains have triggered more flash floods in Afghanistan, killing at least 15 people, including a set of parents and their eight children in the northeast
May 26
May 26

Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrike kills 22 in Rafah

Palestinian medics say 22 an Israeli airstrike hit tents for displaced people.
May 26
This frame grab taken from video shot in southern Israel shows smoke rising from what Palestinian medics say is an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Josphat Kasire)
May 26

UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

UN's migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide
May 26
May 26

Lithuanians return to the polls with incumbent president favored to win 2nd election round

Lithuanians are returning to the polls for the second round of the Baltic country’s presidential election as incumbent President Gitanas Nausėda seeks to hold off Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė and win another five-year term
May 26
Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda, a presidential candidate, prepares to cast his ballot at a polling station during the advance presidential elections in the small town of Svencionys, some 85km (52,8 miles) north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, May 23, 2024. The second round of presidential vote in Lithuania will take place on May 26. Lithuania's incumbent president won the most votes in the first round with 44% of the votes but he still faces a runoff against the country's prime minister. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
May 26

Search not possible for British climber, Sherpa who went missing on Everest: Official

A Nepali official says it isn't possible to search for a British climber and his Sherpa guide who went missing after reaching the top of Mount Everest six days ago because both fell on their way down from “a very high altitude” on the Chinese side of t...
May 26
Kim Lal Gautam puts the national flag on Phunjo Lama on her arrival at airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 26, 2024. Lama scaled the peak in 14.5 hours becoming the fastest female to do so. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 26

Bangladesh evacuates hundreds of thousands as a severe cyclone approaches from the Bay of Bengal

Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 800,000 people from vulnerable areas as the country and neighboring India await the arrival of a severe cyclone that has formed over the Bay of Bengal
May 26
Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)
May 26

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

Syria's devastating civil war, now in its 14th year, remains largely frozen and so are efforts to find a viable political solution to end it
May 26
FILE - A Syrian protester holds up a placard during a protest against al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group in Binnish town, in Idlib province, Syria, on May 17, 2024. Syria's devastating civil war, now in its 14th year, remains largely frozen and so are efforts to find a viable political solution to end it, while millions of Syrians have been pulled into poverty, and struggle with accessing food and health care as the economy deteriorates across the country's front lines. Aid organizations are making their annual pitches to donors ahead of a fundraising conference in Brussels for Syria on Monday, May 27. The placard shows drawings of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the late Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu Mohammed al-Golani, leader of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, once linked to al-Qaida. The Arabic writing reads: "Assad = Baghdadi = al-Golani. The faces are different but the crime is one." (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed, File)
May 26

Zimbabwe authorities mix charm with force in an attempt to shore up the world’s newest currency

Zimbabwe introduced the world's newest currency in April with public rallies and commercial jingles
May 26
An elderly man waits to withdraw cash from a bank in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday April 30, 2024. Zimbabwe introduced the world's newest currency in April introduced the world's newest currency in April, the ZiG, or Zimbabwe Gold. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
May 26

The dreams of a 60-year-old beauty contestant come to an abrupt end in Argentina

A 60-year-old Argentine woman has watched her dreams to become the oldest Miss Universe contestant in history melt away in a haze of sequins and selfies at Argentina’s annual beauty pageant
May 26
Contestant Alejandra Rodriguez competes in the Argentina Miss Universe pageant, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, May 25, 2024. The 60-year-old lawyer is hoping to make history by becoming the oldest Miss Universe contestant. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)
May 26

UN migration agency estimates more than 670 killed in Papua New Guinea landslide

The International Organization for Migration has increased its estimate of the death toll from a massive landslide in Papua New Guinea to more than 670
May 26
In this photo provided by the UNDP Papua New Guinea, villagers carry a coffin during a funeral procession in Yambali village in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The International Organization for Migration feared Sunday the death toll from a massive landslide is much worse than what authorities initially estimated. (Kafuri Yaro/UNDP Papua New Guinea via AP)
May 25

Chinese, Japanese leaders travel to South Korea for 1st trilateral meeting since 2019

The Japanese and South Korean leaders have raised sensitive topics like Taiwan, North Korea and the South China Sea as well as ways to boost cooperation, when they individually met China’s premier
May 25
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida gesture during a meeting at the Presidential Office in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)
May 25

Fire at baby care center kills 6 infants in India's capital, officer says

A fire broke out in a baby care center in India's capital and killed seven infants
May 25
Burnt registration cards lie on the floor of a baby care center in New Delhi, India, Sunday, May 26, 2024. A fire broke out in the care center on Saturday night killing six infants, a fire service officer said on Sunday. (AP Photo/Dinesh Joshi)
May 25

Chile accuses volunteer firefighter, ex-forestry official in fire that killed 137

A Chilean judge has ordered a volunteer firefighter and a former forestry official detained for allegedly planning and causing a mammoth forest fire that caused 137 deaths and made 16,000 people homeless in February
May 25
FILE - A resident flees an encroaching forest fire in Vina del Mar, Chile, Feb. 3, 2024. Police arrested a suspect on Friday, May 24, 2024, for allegedly causing the forest fire that left 137 dead and injured some 16,000 people in the Valparaíso region. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)
May 25

Israeli police fight with protesters demanding return of hostages held in Gaza

Protesters demand government bring back the hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.
May 25
Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, and calling for the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas militant group, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, May 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 25

Strong earthquake hits Vanuatu but no reports of tsunami risk or damage

A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu but there are no tsunami warnings or immediate reports of damage
May 25
May 25

Burkina Faso junta extends its transition term by 5 years

The military junta ruling Burkina Faso has announced a five-year extension to its transition term after national consultations in the capital Ouagadougou
May 25
FILE - Burkina Faso coup leader Capt. Ibrahim Traore participates in a ceremony in Ouagadougou, Oct. 15, 2022. Traore, the military leader of Burkina Faso, will remain in office for another five years following the signing of a new charter after national consultations in the capital, Saturday, May 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Kilaye Bationo, File)
May 25

Multiple people killed in Russian airstrike on Ukraine shopping center

Russian forces also struck a second location in Kharkiv.
May 25
Firefighters inspect a heavily damaged office building following Russian air strike in Kharkiv, on May 25, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Another strike hit the centre of Kharkiv, injuring 14 in an area where a post office, a hairdresser's and a cafe are located, city mayor Igor Terekhov said.
May 25

Hundreds in Peru mark Clown Day in hopes of getting the holiday official recognition

Hundreds of clowns have gathered in the streets of Peru’s capital to mark Clown Day, a holiday for which they have sought for years to gain official recognition
May 25
Clowns gather in the San Martin plaza to celebrate The Day of the Peruvian Clown, in Lima, Peru, Saturday, May 25, 2024. Professional clowns gather annually on this date to honor the beloved clown "Tony Perejil" who died on May 25, 1987 and was known as "the clown of the poor" because he performed in low-income neighborhoods to which he would donate a portion of his earnings. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
May 25

Kenyan President William Ruto discusses US visit, supporting Haiti

Ruto said he believes Kenyan forces can help stop gang violence in Haiti.
May 25
Ruto said he believes Kenyan forces can help stop gang violence in Haiti.
May 25

Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of family-run brand as losses top $100 million

Luciano Benetton says he's stepping down as chairman of the apparel brand
May 25
FILE - Luciano Benetton speaks to guests after the Benetton women's Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, on Feb.19, 2019. Benetton, a co-founder of the apparel brand, announced he was stepping down as chairman in an interview Saturday May 25, 2024 with the Milan daily Corriere della Sera where he blamed current management for losses of 100 million euros ($108.5 million) that he discovered last year. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
May 25

South Africa's 4 big political parties begin final weekend of campaigning ahead of election

South Africa’s four main political parties have begun a final weekend of campaigning before a possibly pivotal election that could bring the country’s most important change in 30 years
May 25
African National Congress Marshalls take a break as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Siyanqoba rally at FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, May 25, 2024. South African will vote in the 2024 general elections May 29. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 25

A World War II-era Spitfire fighter plane crashed in a field in England, killing the pilot

Britain's defense ministry says a World War II-era Spitfire fighter plane has crashed near an air force base in eastern England
May 25
May 25

At least 27 people killed in a fire at an amusement park in western India, police say

Police say they will file a case of negligence against the park owner.
May 25
Firefighters douse a fire which broke out in a fun park, in Rajkot in the Indian state of Gujarat, Saturday, May 25, 2024. A massive fire broke out on Saturday in a fun park in western India, killing more than ten people and injuring some others, news reports said. (AP Photo/Chirag Chotaliya)
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