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The war between Russia and Ukraine is set to grind on as a peace conference packs little punch

Russia and Ukraine are set to remain locked in battle for the foreseeable future after an international gathering billed as a first step toward peace delivered no eye-catching diplomatic breakthrough that might suggest a coming end to Europe’s biggest ...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy walks during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Obbürgen, Switzerland, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Michael Buholzer/Keystone via AP)
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Putin to visit Kim in North Korea on diplomatic trip, Kremlin says

Putin will visit North Korea and Vietnam this week, the Kremlin said.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Russia on Sept. 13, 2023.
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Indian national charged with plotting the murder for hire of a Sikh activist is extradited to the US

Czech authorities say an Indian national has been extradited to the United States to face charges of murder for hire and conspiracy to commit murder for hire in connection with an alleged plot to kill a Sikh separatist leader in New York
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In this June 2023 photo taken by an undercover agent and provided by the U.S. Attorney's office, an undercover agent posing as a hitman, left, holds money received as a partial advance payment for murder during a transaction in New York. U.S. officials became aware in the spring of a plot to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, an American citizen who advocates for the creation of a sovereign Sikh state. Under the indictment, Nikhil Gupta, 52, an Indian national, faces charges including murder for hire. Gupta, was extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States to face charges of murder for hire and conspiracy to commit murder for hire, Czech Justice Minister Pavel Blažek said on Monday, June 17, 2024. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP, file)
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Chinese and Philippine ship collision just the latest in a string of South China Sea confrontations

China has been at odds with many other countries in the Asia-Pacific for years over its sweeping maritime claims, including almost all of the South China Sea, a strategic and resource-rich waterway
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FILE - Philippine troops watch a Philippine coast guard ship as they secure an area at the Philippine-occupied Thitu island, locally called Pag-asa island, on Dec. 1, 2023, at the disputed South China Sea. China has been at odds with many other countries in the Asia-Pacific for years over its sweeping maritime claims, including almost all of the South China Sea, a strategic and resource-rich waterway around which Beijing has drawn a 10-dash-line on official maps to delineate what it says it its territory. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
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The Latest | Netanyahu dissolves War Cabinet that was steering war in Gaza, Israeli officials say

Israeli officials say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the influential War Cabinet that was tasked with steering the war in Gaza
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Protestors gather outside the Eurosatory exhibition, a global event for Defence and Security, in Villepinte, outside Paris, Monday, June 17, 2024. A major defense and security industry show outside Paris says a French court has banned Israeli exhibitors from participating. Banner reads, 'Arms dealers accomplices'. (AP Photo/Masha Macpherson)
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Israeli officials say Netanyahu has dissolved the War Cabinet after key partner bolted government

Israeli officials said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the influential War Cabinet that was tasked with steering the war in Gaza
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FILE - From left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz speak during a news conference in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, Israel on Oct. 28, 2023. Israeli officials said Monday, June 17, 2024, that Netanyahu has dissolved the influential War Cabinet that was tasked with steering the war in Gaza. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Israeli officials say Netanyahu has dissolved influential War Cabinet days after key partner bolted government

Israeli officials say Netanyahu has dissolved influential War Cabinet days after key partner bolted government
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Muslim pilgrims resume symbolic stoning of the devil as they wrap up Hajj pilgrimage in deadly heat

Muslim pilgrims have used the early morning hours to perform the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil, as noontime summer heat caused heatstroke among thousands wrapping up the Hajj pilgrimage
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A pilgrim prepares to cast stones at a pillar in the symbolic stoning of the devil, the last rite of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Masses of pilgrims on Sunday embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia. The ritual marks the final days of the Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage, and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Virgin Australia flight makes emergency landing after 'possible' bird strike

Flight VA 148 from Queenstown to Melbourne was diverted, the airline said.
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In this file photo, a Virgin Australia Airlines Boeing 737 plane flies as a storm approaches at Sydney International Airport on June 7, 2024.
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Landmark EU nature restoration plan gets the green light despite months of protests by farmers

European Union countries have given final approval to a major and long-awaited plan to better protect nature in the 27-nation bloc
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FILE - A man walks on a path during a protest against large-scale government logging in the Bialowieza Forest, Poland, Aug. 13, 2017. European Union countries on Monday, June 17, 2024, gave final approval to a major and long-awaited plan to better protect nature in the 27-nation bloc. After surviving a razor-thin vote by lawmakers last summer, the so-called Nature Restoration Plan faced opposition from several member states for months amid relentless farmers’ protests that contributed to leave the bill in a deadlock. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
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EU countries give final approval to major plan to better protect nature in the 27-nation bloc

EU countries give final approval to major plan to better protect nature in the 27-nation bloc
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EU leaders are gathering to discuss nominees for the bloc's top jobs after an election shakeup

European Union leaders are gathering for a dinner summit to take stock of recent European election results and weigh nominees for the bloc's top jobs
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FILE - From right, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, European Council President Charles Michel, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni watch a skydiving demo during the G7 world leaders summit at Borgo Egnazia, Italy, Thursday, June 13, 2024. The 27 leaders of the European Union will gather in Brussels on Monday, June 17, 2024 to take stock of the surprise European election results and begin the fraught process of dividing up the bloc's top jobs, but they will be playing their usual political game with a deck of reshuffled cards. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
June 17

The trial of a US reporter charged with espionage in Russia is to begin June 26

A Russian court says the espionage trial in Russia of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich will begin on June 26 and will be held behind closed doors
June 17
FILE - Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the First Appeals Court of General Jurisdiction in Moscow, Russia, April 23, 2024. Gershkovich, who has been jailed for over a year in Russia on espionage charges, will stand trial in the city of Yekaterinburg, authorities said Thursday June 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
June 17

Passenger plane lands safely in New Zealand after a fire shuts down an engine

New Zealand's fire service says a passenger plane landed safely after a fire shut down one engine shortly after takeoff from Queenstown on the South Island
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June 17

New Zealand fire service says a passenger plane has landed safely after an engine caught fire during takeoff

New Zealand fire service says a passenger plane has landed safely after an engine caught fire during takeoff
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June 17

US soldier detained in Russia pleads partially guilty to charges of theft

He did not admit to the charges of assault or threat to kill, reports said.
June 17
U.S. Army soldier Gordon Black, who was detained on suspicion of theft, appears in court in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, on June 6, 2024.
June 17

WSJ reporter Gershkovich's trial to begin June 26, Russian court says

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been charged with espionage.
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Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court, in Moscow, Dec. 14, 2023.
June 17

At least 8 dead after trains collided in eastern India in Darjeeling district, a tourist hotspot

A cargo train has rammed into a passenger train in India’s eastern state of West Bengal, killing at least eight people and injuring several others
June 17
Onlookers watch as rescuers work after a cargo train rammed into Kanchanjunga Express, a passenger train, near New Jalpaiguri station, West Bengal state, India, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Diptendu Dutta)
June 17

Train collision in India has killed 5 and injured 25, local media report

Train collision in eastern India has killed 5 and injured 25, local media report
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June 17

Takeaways from the AP investigation into the Palestinian families being decimated in Gaza

To a degree never seen before, Israel’s air and ground campaign in Gaza is killing entire Palestinian families
June 17
FILE - A bulldozer unloads the bodies of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes and turned over by the Israeli military during a mass funeral in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair, File)
June 17

The war in Gaza is wiping out entire Palestinian families, one branch at a time. This is how

Dozens of families have lost 25 or more of their members in Israeli strikes in the first three months of the Gaza war
June 17
This photo provided by the family shows the birthday cake for Asmaa Abu al-Qumssan on July 25, 2022. Asmaa and her 5-year-old daughter Nur, were killed on Nov. 16 , 2023, in an airstrike on their house in Jabaliya Refugee camp in Gaza, which also killed 14 other relatives. (Courtesy Ramzy Abu al-Qumssan via AP)
June 17

The war in Gaza has wiped out entire Palestinian families. AP documents 60 who lost dozens or more

Israeli airstrikes are eradicating entire Palestinian families in Gaza, sometimes generations at a time, to a degree never seen before in previous conflicts there
June 17
This photo provided by the family shows the birthday cake for Asmaa Abu al-Qumssan on July 25, 2022. Asmaa and her 5-year-old daughter Nur, were killed on Nov. 16 , 2023, in an airstrike on their house in Jabaliya Refugee camp in Gaza, which also killed 14 other relatives. (Courtesy Ramzy Abu al-Qumssan via AP)
June 17

US aircraft carrier counters false Houthi claims with 'Taco Tuesdays'

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may be one of the oldest aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy, but it’s still fighting — despite repeated false claims by Yemen’s Houthi rebels
June 17
An HSC-7 helicopter flies toward the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Red Sea on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
June 17

The high cost of living is still biting the UK. Many don't think the election will change anything

Since calling a general election for July 4, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been at pains to repeat a key message on the campaign trail: The economy is turning a corner
June 17
People line up at the Community Food Hub in Hackney, London, Thursday, June 13, 2024. Since calling a general election, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been at pains to repeat a key message on the campaign trail: The economy is turning a corner, inflation is down, and things are looking up. That’s not the reality for millions across the U.K. still feeling the squeeze from high food, energy and housing prices. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 17

2 political outliers claim seats in European Parliament by leveraging social media's viral power

One is a wildly popular, seemingly happy-go-lucky YouTuber with no political experience from Cyprus
June 17
Fidias Panayiotou, right, speaks to his supporters after elected in the European Elections in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, June 9, 2024. Panayiotou, a popular YouTuber and TikToker who's humorous and occasionally obnoxious posts have earned him tens of thousands of followers has stunned Cyprus' political world by appearing to wrest one of six seats allotted to the island nation in the European Parliament from traditional political powerhouses. (AP Photo/Philippos Christou)
June 17

Nuclear-armed nations are deepening their reliance on their nuclear weapons, watchdog finds

A Stockholm-based watchdog says the world's nine nuclear-armed states continue to modernize their nuclear weapons as the countries deepened their reliance on nuclear deterrence in 2023
June 17
FILE - In this image released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, a Russian Iskander missile is seen during drills to train the military for using tactical nuclear weapons at an undisclosed location in Russia. The world's nine nuclear-armed states continue to modernize their nuclear weapons as the countries continue to deepen their reliance on such deterrence in 2023, a Swedish think tank said Monday, June 17, 2024. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, File)
June 16

China blames Philippines for ship collision in South China Sea. Manila calls the report deceptive

China’s coast guard says a Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea
June 16
FILE - A Philippine Marine, right, swims in the waters of Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea, on March 30, 2014. A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, June 17, 2024, China’s coast guard said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
June 16

China says a Chinese vessel and Philippine supply ship collided in the disputed South China Sea

China says a Chinese vessel and Philippine supply ship collided in the disputed South China Sea
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June 16

Muslims in Asia celebrate Eid al-Adha with sacrifice festival and traditional feast

Muslims in Asia are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, one of the biggest holidays in the Islamic calendar
June 16
People struggle to control a bull for slaughtering during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 17, 2024. Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith through slaughtering livestock and animals and distributing the meat to the poor. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
June 16

Singapore says dredger that hit tanker reported sudden loss of control, oil spill cleanup ongoing

Singapore authorities say a dredger boat reported a sudden loss in engine and steering control before it hit a cargo tanker last week, causing the oil spill that has blackened part of the city-island’s southern shores
June 16
Workers clean oil spill along Sentosa's Tanjong Beach area in Singapore, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Suhaimi Abdullah)
June 16

Chinese premier agrees with Australia to 'properly manage' differences

Senior ministers of both administrations met at Australia's Parliament House.
June 16
Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese shake hands after making opening remarks at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, June 17, 2024. (Mick Tsikas/Pool Photo via AP)
June 16

Heavy rains set off landslides in Ecuador, killing at least 6 and leaving dozens missing

Authorities in Ecuador say at least six people have been killed and 30 others left missing when a landslide surged over a highway in central Ecuador as heavy rains pummeled the country and caused rivers to overflow
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June 16

American tourist found dead on small Greek island west of Corfu. 3 other tourists are missing

Local media in Greece are reporting that a missing American tourist has been found dead on a beach on a small island west of Corfu
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June 16

Drone footage shows mother whale and calf off Gold Coast

A beachgoer in Gold Coast, Queensland, captured spectacular drone footage of a mother whale with her calf, calling the event “one of the most incredible moments of my life.”
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows mother whale and calf off Gold Coast
June 16

Milan Fashion Week: Prada projects youthful optimism, not escapism, in a turbulent world

Milan designers have expressed their concern over the global turbulence through their collections without making overt statements
June 16
A model wears a creation as part of the JW Anderson Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry).
June 16

Jordan says 14 Jordanian pilgrims have died from sunstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Jordan says 14 Jordanian pilgrims have died from sunstroke during the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
June 16
June 16

Pakistani Taliban announce a 3-day cease-fire with security forces on Eid al-Adha holiday

A key Pakistani militant group behind scores of gun and bomb attacks has announced a rare cease-fire with security forces during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha
June 16
A passenger loads his sheep into train at Lahore Railway Station for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, June. 15, 2024. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
June 16

Candidates race to register for French election but one convicted of spousal assault withdraws

Candidates in France are racing to register for an early parliamentary election before a deadline expires to take part in a vote that's redrawing the country's political landscape
June 16
A protester holds an anti-far right banner showing the faces of French Presidents and the word 'Honte' or 'Shame' during a rally in Paris, Saturday, June 15, 2024. Anti-racism groups joined French unions and a brand-new left-wing coalition in protests in Paris and across France on Saturday against the surging nationalist far right as frenzied campaigning is underway ahead of snap parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 16

Fight for control of Yemen's banks between rebels, government threatens to further wreck economy

Yemen’s Houthi rebels and its internationally recognized government are locked in a fight for control of the country’s banks that experts warn is threatening to further wreck an economy already crippled by nearly a decade of war
June 16
People shop in a supermarket in Sanaa, Yemen, before the Eid holiday on Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Osamah Abdulrahman)
June 16

Britain's July 4 election is fast approaching. Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune

With less than three weeks to go until Britain’s election day, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune
June 16
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer arrives on board his election battle bus at a campaign event in Halesowen county of West Midlands, England, Thursday, June 13, 2024, after unveiling Labour's manifesto in Manchester for the forthcoming General Election on July 4. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
June 16

80 countries at a Swiss conference agree that ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of any peace agreement

80 countries at a Swiss conference agree that ‘territorial integrity’ of Ukraine must be basis of any peace agreement
June 16
June 16

German police shot a man allegedly threatening them with a hammer in Euro 2024 host city Hamburg

German police say officers have shot and wounded a man who was threatening them with a hammer and a Molotov cocktail in the northern city of Hamburg
June 16
Police cordon off an area near the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, June 16, 2024. German police say officers have shot and wounded a man who was threatening them with an axe and a firebomb in the northern city of Hamburg, hours before the city hosts a match in the Euro 2024 soccer tournament. (Steven Hutchings/dpa via AP)
June 16

Nations resume talks on peace in Ukraine with Russia absent

Nearly 80 countries have jointly called for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war
June 16
Thailand's Vice Minister Russ Jalichandra attends a plenary session, during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Obbürgen, Switzerland, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
June 16

Cyprus records a second death from heatstroke as temperatures soar

A Cyprus health official says a second elderly person has died from heatstroke after a weeklong heatwave that baked the east Mediterranean island nation with reportedly record temperatures for the month of June
June 16
A woman protects her self from the sun with an umbrella as she walks amid hot weather at Paphos gate at medieval core in central capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
June 16

Noted Japanese author Haruki Murakami is happy with first animated adaptation of his short stories

Renowned Japanese author Haruki Murakami expressed joy with how several of his short stories were adapted in American director Pierre Földes’ animated film “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, adding he wanted to see future interpretations of his work with ...
June 16
Novelist Haruki Murakami and film director Pierre Foldes shake hands at the end of a talk session after a screening of “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman,” an animated film adapted from the Japanese author’s short stories, in Tokyo, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
June 16

LGBT soldiers in Ukraine hope service is changing attitudes as they rally for rights

Several hundred LGBTQ Ukrainian servicemen and their supporters have marched in central Kyiv to demand more rights and highlight their service to their country in its war with Russia
June 16
LGBT Ukrainian soldiers take part in a pride march in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Several hundred LGBT Ukrainian servicemen and other protesters joined a pride march in central Kyiv Sunday seeking legal reforms to allow people in same-sex partnerships to take medical decisions for wounded soldiers and bury victims of the war with Russia that extended across Ukraine more than two years ago. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
June 16

China getting too much rain in the south; not enough rain and heat wave in the north

China is being buffeted by two extremes of severe weather, with heavy rain and flooding in parts of the south and a heat wave and drought conditions in the north
June 16
Residents cool off in a lake from an unseasonably hot day in Beijing, Sunday, June 16, 2024. China is being buffeted by two weather extremes, with heavy rain and flooding in parts of the south and a heat wave and potential drought in the north. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
June 16

Security forces storm a detention center in southern Russia, killing an unknown number of hostage takers

Security forces storm a detention center in southern Russia, killing an unknown number of hostage takers
June 16
June 16

Russian forces kill hostage takers after storming detention facility to rescue staff

Russia's state-funded news channel RT has reported that security forces have stormed a detention center in the southern part of the country and killed inmates who had taken two staff members hostage
June 16
Russian policemen and members of "Rosgvardiya," a Russian national guard, gather not far from a pretrial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Russian security forces stormed a detention center in southern Russia, ending a hostage standoff, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Sunday. (AP Photo)
June 16

In South Africa, traditional healers join the fight against HIV; stigma remains high

More than 300 traditional leaders in South Africa will be trained to do HIV tests and educate their largely rural patients about the disease
June 16
Traditional healer Florence Khoza reads results from a rapid HIV blood test in Bushbuckridge, South Africa, Thursday, May 9, 2024. While South Africa has made strides in fighting HIV, prevalence remains high and stigma is widespread in many communities with researchers hoping the relationship of trust between villagers and traditional healers will bring more people to HIV testing, counseling and care. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)