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Here’s the latest for Wednesday, May 19: More air strikes in Gaza City; Huge vaccination center hosted at Saudi Arabia airport; China takes issue with Pelosi’s Olympic boycott comments; wild hive beekeeping flourishes in Ukraine.

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This is AP News Minute. Smoke rose from the aftermath of airstrikes in Gaza City as the Israeli military continued its barrage of strikes on what it says are militant targets in the territory. Israeli airstrikes killed at least six people across the Gaza Strip and destroyed the home of an extended family early Wednesday.

People in Saudi Arabia continue to stream into a huge vaccine center hosted at the airport to get their shots. The South terminal of King Abdul Aziz International Airport was turned into a vaccination center pulling 86 vaccine clinics.

China said Wednesday the call of a top US lawmaker for boycotting the Beijing Winter Olympics is, quote, “a typical American farce.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, citing human rights abuses by China’s government.

And wild hive beekeeping has a long tradition in Ukraine and dates back to medieval times and it continues to flourish. Beekeepers say it is a craft handed down over generations and a way to preserve traditional practices. According to the United Nations, around 1.5% of Ukraine’s population is engaged in various forms and beekeeping.

Ron Harris, Associated Press with AP News Minute.

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