Human welfare

Bangladesh's Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, second right, receives Myanmar's Home Minister Kyaw Swe, second left, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Kyaw Swe, on a three-day visit to Bangladesh told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of thousands of refugees to have a safe and dignified return. (AP Photo)
February 16, 2018 - 7:33 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladesh Cabinet minister gave a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to his Myanmar counterpart to begin repatriations of the Muslim minority under a November agreement between the two countries. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Friday the list contained the...
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FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm
English soccer has reluctantly been forced to confront its dark secrets. With each police update, the scale of abuse of aspiring players by their coaches becomes a larger stain on the national sport. Detectives in England investigating non-recent abuse in the game said there there are 839 possible...
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FILE - This is a June 23, 1995 file photo, former English soccer coach and recruiter Barry Bennell as he appears in a Duval County courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla. Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was on Thursday Feb. 15, 2018 found guilty of seven more charges of sexual abuse on young players. Barry Bennell, who has previously received three jail sentences for offenses against children, was found guilty by an 11-person jury at Liverpool Crown Court in northern England. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP, File)
February 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Barry Bennell shook his head and muttered to himself as the final guilty verdicts were read out, seemingly unrepentant until the end. In a harrowing court case lasting nearly five weeks, the former soccer coach had forced a group of men to detail the sexual abuse they...
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Judge David Carter, a U.S. District Judge, sixth from left, pointing, followed by an entourage of three dozen lawyers, Orange County workers, nonprofit staff and local officials tours a Southern California homeless encampment amid a lawsuit over efforts by local officials to shut it down in Santa Ana, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Judge Carter is overseeing a lawsuit filed by homeless advocates over the planned closure of the encampment on the county-owned trail. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 14, 2018 - 3:09 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn Wednesday down a California trail to assess what it would take to move hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018 photo, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda take part in an interview with The Associated Press in Kirkland, Wash. Gates and his wife, head the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider an unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
February 13, 2018 - 2:02 pm
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other. In an...
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In this Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Myanmar Muslim men pray at a mosque in Yangon, Myanmar. Far from the violence and vengeance unfolding in Myanmar’s far west, Rohingya Muslims who once felt relatively safe in Yangon describe a sense of rising persecution and hatred, of vanishing freedoms and opportunities, of Buddhist neighbors and friends who are suddenly much more willing to voice sympathies with the military’s campaign in Rakhine state. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
February 12, 2018 - 7:58 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — For four straight days last month, Rahim Muddinn watched, amazed, as Myanmar's state-run newspapers published special supplements showing Rohingya Muslims accused of being terrorists — nearly 250 photos each day. For the 41-year-old Rohingya man, it was a surreal moment. He...
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The President's FY19 Budget is on display after arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 12, 2018 - 7:13 pm
Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and to have private businesses running the place instead. Under Trump's 2019 proposed budget, U.S...
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February 12, 2018 - 7:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis and his deputies thanked Bangladesh for welcoming Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar and expressed hope for a "just and lasting solution to their ordeal" during a meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Hasina met with Francis in...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, left, confers with Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, in Tallahassee, Fla. Donalds is the lead sponsor of a proposal that would allow parents whose children have been bullied at public schools to obtain state vouchers to help pay tuition at a private school. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
February 12, 2018 - 1:18 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — From third to fifth grade, Alyson Hochstedler says bullies slammed her son into lockers and punched him. One threatened to stab him. The public school's administration did little to stop his tormentors, she says, so the mother of five transferred her son to private...
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In this image provided by Ministry of Information, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, right, is welcomed by Myanmar's Foreign Minster Aung San Suu Kyi prior to their meeting at Foreign Ministry Office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (Ministry of Information via AP)
February 11, 2018 - 8:28 am
BANGKOK (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday to discuss the Southeast Asian nation's Muslim ethnic Rohingya minority and how almost 700,000 of them can be repatriated safely after fleeing to Bangladesh to escape violence perpetrated largely by...
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