The World Today: Top Stories from The Associated Press
Sunday, August 14, 2022
kyiv – A UN-contracted ship carrying 23,000 tons of Ukrainian grain for Ethiopia leaves a Black Sea port. By Derek Gatopoulos. 400 words. AP Photo. SEND
AMN-GEN AP EXPLAINS-NICARAGUA-CHURCH
MEXICO CITY – The Nicaraguan government recently ordered the closure of seven Catholic Church radio stations and the investigation of a bishop who has been critical of President Daniel Ortega. This is not the first time that the Ortega administration has silenced voices that question his administration. Here’s a look at the context that has led to the current situation. By Gabriela Selser and María Teresa Hernández. 1406 words. AP Photo. SEND.
MEXICO CITY – The Mexican National Guard was born with the aspiration of being a well-trained and incorruptible civil force that would pacify the country and unseat the military in public security tasks. It happened the other way around. Not only does he seem to be on the verge of losing the only “civilian” anchor he had left, but the president aspires to make the work of the military in this area permanent. And he intends to do it, even if he doesn’t have the support of Congress. By Maria Verza 1703 words. AP Photo. SEND.
AMN-GEN SALMAN RUSHDIE-ATTACK
MAYVILLE, New York – Salman Rushdie is “on the road to recovery,” his agent confirms two days after the author of “The Satanic Verses” suffered serious injuries after being stabbed during a conference in New York. By Hillel Italie and Carolyn Thompson. 390 words. AP Photo. SEND.
LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
QUITO — At least five people are dead and 15 more are injured after an explosion that damaged several houses in the port city of Guayaquil and that the federal government has attributed to organized crime, without giving further details. The Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office says that there are also reports of several missing persons and that its staff is looking for more evidence about what happened in the Cristo del Consuelo neighborhood. AP Photo
TAIPEI – A delegation of US lawmakers arrives in Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China. 278 words. AP Photo. SEND.
WASHINGTON – A man rams his car into a barricade near the US Capitol and then fires shots into the air from the burning vehicle before killing himself. By Michael Balsamo. 326 words. AP Photo. SEND.
HONOLULU – Hawaii’s current lieutenant governor, Josh Green, wins the Democratic nomination for governor of the state after beating US Representative Kaiali’i Kahele and former Hawaiian first lady Vicky Cayetano in primaries. By Audrey McAvoy. 303 words. AP photo. SEND
MADRID – A large forest fire in Zaragoza, in northeastern Spain, is growing rapidly and forcing the evacuation of eight towns and 1,500 people. 276 words. AP Photo. SEND.
MOR-GEN EGYPT-FIRE IN CHURCH
CAIRO – At least 41 people killed and 14 injured in a fire at a church in Cairo. The flames ripped through the Abu Sefein church in the populous Imbaba neighborhood. Preliminary investigations point to a short circuit. By Samy Magdy. 340 words. AP Photo. SEND.
MOR-GEN ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS JERUSALEM – A Palestinian gunman fires on a bus, injuring eight people near the Old City of Jerusalem, a week after the outbreak of violence between Israel and extremists in Gaza. 422 words. AP Photo. SEND
ASI-CLI CHINA-FLOODS BEIJING – Seven people die in a torrent of water in a popular entertainment spot after rains in mountain areas in southwestern China. Workers and volunteers had begun scouring the area to evict it after receiving a warning of heavy rain. 351 words. AP Photo. SEND
MADRID — Real Madrid begin the defense of the Spanish La Liga title with a visit to newly promoted Almería. Gennaro Gattuso’s Valencia and Real Sociedad also make their debut. By Tales Azzoni. 500 words. AP Photos. Editors: Expected around 2100 GMT.
NO PROVENANCE — Tottenham are going for their second win at Stamford Bridge since the start of the Premier League in 1992 by visiting Chelsea. By SteveDouglas. AP Photos. Publishers: in development.
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