Australia removes the British monarchy from its banknotes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is removing the British monarchy from its bank notes. The country’s central bank said Thursday that its new $5 bill will feature an original design rather than a portrait of King Charles III. But the monarch is still expected to appear on coins that currently bear the image of the … Read more

59 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Pakistan, and more than 150 others were wounded

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew up a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150, officials said. Most of the victims were police officers. It was not clear how the attacker managed to infiltrate … Read more

Friends mourn the killing of a volunteer helping civilians in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Friends and volunteers gathered Sunday at St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv to say goodbye to Andrew Bagshaw.New Zealand scientist killed in Ukraine With another volunteer as they try to evacuate people from a frontline town. Bagshaw, 48, a British New Zealander, and British volunteer Christopher BarryThe 28-year-old went missing this month … Read more

Iran says a drone attack targeted a defense facility in Isfahan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AFP) – Bomb-laden drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan, causing some damage to the plant, authorities said early Sunday, amid escalating regional and international tensions gripping the Islamic Republic. . Iran’s defense ministry gave no information on who was suspected of carrying out the attack, … Read more

Refrigerator too far? Living sustainably in New York City by unplugging

Written by Katherine Roth January 26, 2023 GMT https://apnews.com/article/refrigerator-off-grid-apartment-manhattan-sustainable-living-33163bb528cc60ed667aa808dcfb5731 NEW YORK (AP) — There are those for whom recycling and composting just aren’t enough, and they’ve cut their annual waste to nearly zero.Or give up their clothes dryer or stop flyingand are ready to take the next step in exploring the frontiers of sustainable living. … Read more

Brazil’s new president is working to reverse deforestation in the Amazon

Written by Fabiano Mesonaff and Diane Giantet January 22, 2023 GMT https://apnews.com/article/brazil-amazon-deforestation-indigenous-people-44ae576b9010a8f11795f8b1ad9e5b2d RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rocking a traditional rattlesnake, Brazil’s new chief of indigenous affairs recently walked every corner of the agency’s headquarters — even the coffee room — as she sought help from her ancestors during purification rituals. The ritual had additional … Read more

AP’s Top 25 Movies Ranked Best of 2022: What Made the Cut?

Written by Sally Ho, Angelique Castanes and Lindsey Bahr January 19, 2023 GMT https://apnews.com/article/best-movies-2022-325b1c1493a5a95f5cb94ce577612cb6 With hundreds of new movies It’s released every year, and many of us rely on the expertise of film critics to help curate our viewing – an entirely collective yet deeply personal experience. In honor of the supporting role the entertainment … Read more

Storms and tornadoes hit the southern United States, killing at least 7 people

Selma, Ala. (AP) — A giant storm system billowing across the South Thursday killed at least six people in central Alabama, as a tornado tore off roofs and uprooted trees in the historic city of Selma, while another person was killed in Georgia. , as strong winds caused power outages for tens of thousands of … Read more

American women’s soccer has been trying to overcome the lack of diversity in the past

Portland, OR. (AP) — Crystal Dunn was often the only black girl in youth soccer clubs, and even when she finally made it to the national team, she did her hair and makeup for a photo shoot because “there wasn’t someone setting me up.” While the US National Team has become steadily more representative, Dunn … Read more

‘The money’s gone’: The Bahamas try to turn the page after FTX

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Dressed in a canary blue suit on a warm December night, sweat dripping from his brow, Bishop Lawrence Rolle belted out the words of his final song to hundreds of children and adults who had gathered to celebrate Christmas. “FTX!” He sings, bowing and nodding his head for emphasis. “The money … Read more