Family gatherings

December 10, 2018 - 12:18 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two committees of New York state lawmakers are examining the level of mental health services provided in the state's juvenile justice system. The Assembly's Committee on Children and Families and the Committee on Mental Health are scheduled to hold a public hearing on the topic...
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This undated photo provided by Ablikim Abliz, shows his uncle's family posing with an unknown Han Chinese man, second from the right, in Istanbul, Turkey. Abliz heard the Han Chinese man was part of a government homestay program meant to monitor his relatives, part of a broader crackdown on religious expression in China's far western region of Xinjiang. More than a million Chinese civil servants have been assigned to move into the homes of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities, spending weeks as uninvited guests. While government notices about the "Pair Up and Become Family" program portray it as an affectionate cultural exchange, exiled Uighurs living in Turkey said their loved ones saw the campaign as a chilling intrusion, aimed at coercing Uighurs into living secular lives like the Han majority. (Ablikim Abliz via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 12:48 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The two women in the photograph were smiling, but Halmurat Idris knew something was terribly wrong. One was his 39-year-old sister; standing at her side was an elderly woman Idris did not know. Their grins were tight-lipped, mirthless. Her sister had posted the picture on a social...
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South Koreans on a bus touch the bus window in their attempt to feel hands of their North Korean relatives as they bid farewell after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Hundreds of elderly Koreans tearfully said their final goodbyes Wednesday at the end of the first round of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 10:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As her two North Korean daughters, both in their 70s, wailed outside her bus, 99-year-old Han Shin-ja pounded the windows from inside in despair, moving her lips to say "don't cry" and "farewell." As her bus left for South Korea on Wednesday, Han's daughters chased the...
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South Koreans on a bus touch the bus window in their attempt to feel hands of their North Korean relatives as they bid farewell after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Hundreds of elderly Koreans tearfully said their final goodbyes Wednesday at the end of the first round of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 5:48 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As her two North Korean daughters, both in their 70s, wailed outside her bus, 99-year-old Han Shin-ja pounded the windows from inside in despair, moving her lips to say "don't cry" and "farewell." As her bus left for South Korea on Wednesday, Han's daughters chased the...
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North Korean Kim Kyong Sil, 72, center, touches the bus window in her attempt to feel hand of her South Korean mother Han Shin-ja, 99, on a bus as they bid farewell after the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Hundreds of elderly Koreans tearfully said their final goodbyes Wednesday at the end of the first round of rare reunions between relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 4:57 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As her two North Korean daughters, both in their 70s, wailed outside her bus, 99-year-old Han Shin-ja pounded the windows from inside in despair, moving her lips to say "don't cry" and "farewell." As her bus left for South Korea on Wednesday, Han's daughters chased the...
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South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, center, hugs her North Korean son Ri Sang Chol, 71, left, with Kim Ok Hui, daughter-in-law of Ri Sang Chol during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 8:53 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a...
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South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, center, hugs her North Korean son Ri Sang Chol, 71, left, with Kim Ok Hui, daughter-in-law of Ri Sang Chol during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 12:11 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a...
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South Korean Lee Keum-seom, 92, center, hugs her North Korean son Ri Sang Chol, 71, left, with Kim Ok Hui, daughter-in-law of Ri Sang Chol during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Lee Ji-eun/Yonhap via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 10:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A mother wails as she embraces a son she hasn't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War. A woman weeps as she greets a grandfather she never got to know. The scenes of Koreans meeting this week, likely for the last time before they die, are heartbreaking, but they often bely a...
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North Korean Ra Sun Ok, 58, left, talks with her South Korean relative Na Sung-phil, 51, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 5:15 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An elderly South Korean man feeds his silver-haired North Korean sister a snack bar, while a 75-year-old South Korean woman hugs her North Korean brother and says "I love you." Hundreds of Korean families separated by war were reunited for a second day of reunions at the...
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South Korean Cho Hye-do, 86, right, meets her North Korean sister Cho Sun Do, 89, left, during the Separated Family Reunion Meeting at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven't seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. (Korea Pool Photo via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 11:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheeks of her 71-year-old North Korean son on Monday, their first meeting since they were driven apart during the turmoil of the 1950-53 Korean War. "How many children do you have? Do you have a son?" Lee...
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