• In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, a Palestinian Bedouin woman and her daughter work next to their family tent, in front of the Qatari-funded Hamad City housing complex, while bulldozers remove sands hill on trucks at the site of Al-Isra 2 housing project in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip. Hamas has begun handing out plots of public land to 40,000 civil servants loyal to the Islamic militant group, to make up for millions of dollars in salaries it owes them for the past two years.(AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    Gaza’s Hamas hands out land hoping to avoid financial crisis

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Earth movers dig into sand dunes on land where once Jewish settlements stood — prime real estate that the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas group hopes will ease its worsening financial crisis.

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  • In this July 19, 2016 photo, patient Penina Pierre sits alone in a dermatology ward, her bandaged foot propped on a chair, at the Hospital of the State University of Haiti, in Port-au-Prince. Across Haiti, a punishing strike by doctors and interns will soon enter its fourth month. Visiting missionaries are keeping her fed since she has no family. "Maybe someday the doctors will come back," Pierre said. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel.