Humanitarian aid

A convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid leaves Alabino, outside Moscow Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/ RTR via Associated Press Television)

Ukraine: Russian aid can enter with Red Cross

MOSCOW (AP) — With a theatrical flourish, Russia on Tuesday dispatched hundreds of trucks covered in white tarps and sprinkled with holy water on a mission to deliver aid to a desperate rebel-held zone in […]


Ukraine OKs Red Cross-led aid mission to east

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The Red Cross will lead an international humanitarian aid operation into Ukraine’s conflict-stricken province of Luhansk with assistance from Russia, the European Union and the United States,Ukraine said Monday. The Kremlin earlier […]


This photo taken July 1, 2014 shows Liberty High School principal Monico Rivas talking about his school in Houston, Texas.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Schools a haven for kids who crossed border alone

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Teacher Michael Coughlin sometimes learns about his students’ harrowing trips across the border alone and what they left behind from the essays they write. Other times, they’ll mention a court date […]


In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, typhoon survivor Eledio Moro stands inside his destroyed house, with a shipping vessel that remains grounded after being washed ashore during Typhoon Haiyan, seen in background,  in Tacloban, Philippines. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

In typhoon’s wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness. A few downtown shops have reopened. Roadside […]



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