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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Doing the Transgender Math: Costs of Transition

By Chris Taylor

NEW YORK — When Sara Davis Buechner began her transition from man to woman, she knew there were going to be emotional hurdles, like dealing with her family.

Animated Film ‘Ne Zha’ Surpasses ‘Endgame’ in China Box Office

BEIJING (Xinhua) — As of Wednesday afternoon, Chinese animated film "Ne Zha" had grossed a box office revenue of 4.243 billion yuan (about 602 million U.S. dollars), replacing "Avengers: Endgame" in third place on the box office chart covering all films ever screened on the Chinese mainland.
In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, rescuers transfer survivors across a river following an earthquake in Moxi Town of Luding County, southwest China's Sichuan Province Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. Photo: Cheng Xueli / Xinhua via AP

Earthquake Kills 65, Triggers Landslides in Southwest China

BEIJING (AP) — The powerful earthquake that set off landslides and shook buildings in southwestern China killed at least 65 people and injured hundreds, state media said Tuesday.
Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, center, arrives at a magistrate's court Aug. 23 in Gulu, northern Uganda. Photo: Associated Press

Uganda Opposition Pop Star Blocked From Flying to US for Aid

KAMPALA — A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker whose treason charge has outraged the country after he alleged torture in detention has been blocked from leaving for...

Chinese Ships Approach Islets Disputed With Japan

TOKYO (DPA) — Three Chinese coast guard vessels entered what Japan considers its territorial waters near a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea on Friday, Japanese authorities said.

Top African Warlord Kony Eludes Justice As Manhunt Ends

KAMPALA, Uganda — Indicted for killing thousands and kidnapping children to become soldiers and sex slaves, Joseph Kony has been Africa's most notorious warlord for three decades. Now that the United States and others are ending the international manhunt for him and his Lord's Resistance Army, it appears Kony may never be brought to justice.

Sikhs Clash at Golden Temple in India On Assault Anniversary

NEW DELHI (DPA) — At least six people were injured in clashes Friday as members of the Sikh community gathered at the Golden Temple in the northern Indian town of Amritsar to mark the 30th year of a military assault on the temple complex.

Myanmar Junta Blocks Internet Access, Anti-Coup Protests Expand

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new military authorities appeared to have cut most access to the Internet on Saturday as they faced a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected civilian government.

MH370 Officials: Crash Site Could be North of Search Area

SYDNEY — For two years, a handful of ships have diligently combed a remote patch of the Indian Ocean west of Australia in a $160 million bid to find Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. On Tuesday, investigators made what was surely a painful admission: They have probably been looking in the wrong place.
In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP

US Wants 2 Years to ID Migrant Kids Separated From Families

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year.



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