Political and civil unrest

Protesters stage a sit-in under a bridge that leads to the Green Zone where many government offices and embassies are located, during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 05, 2019 - 3:30 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Iraq, officials said Tuesday, as authorities tried to reopen the country's main port, which had been blocked by demonstrators for three days. Security and medical officials said a...
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Bosnian women whose male family members, including sons and husbands, perished in the Srebrenica massacre hold placards as they protest outside Swedish embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Several dozen survivors of Bosnia's 1992-95 war staged a protest in Sarajevo to call on the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austria's Peter Handke. Placards read: 'to award Handke is equal awarding committed crime' and 'award for Hadke is award for Slobodan Milosevic'. Despite a U.N. court ruling to the contrary, Handke has persistently denied that genocide took place in Srebrenica. (Almir Razic/Fena Agency via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 9:52 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian war survivors, including mothers who lost husbands and sons in the Srebrenica massacre, protested Tuesday in Sarajevo, urging the Nobel Committee to reverse its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke...
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In this photo taken on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, a view of the charred debris of a circus in Chanteloup-les-Vignes, west of Paris. A resurgence of anti-police violence has emerged in the long-troubled towns around Paris, signs that lawlessness still simmers in the French urban hotspots that exploded in three weeks of rioting in 2005. Unrest on Saturday night in Chanteloup-les-Vignes and recent flare-ups in other tough neighborhoods west of Paris have not matched the intensity or destructiveness of the unrest in 2005. But French authorities are alarmed because the violence appears pre-planned, with ambushes targeting police. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
November 05, 2019 - 7:26 am
PARIS (AP) — A resurgence of anti-police violence has emerged in the long-troubled towns around Paris, signs that lawlessness still simmers in French urban hotspots that exploded in three weeks of rioting in 2005. Violence on Saturday night in Chanteloup-les-Vignes and recent flare-ups in other...
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In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping poses with Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam for a photo during a meeting in Shanghai, China. Lam is here for the second China International Import Expo (CIIE). (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 7:07 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, said Tuesday that she has received the backing of Chinese President Xi Jinping in her handling of five months of anti-government protests that have rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Xi and Lam held talks in a surprise meeting...
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Police officers run to get assistance after being hit with a gasoline bomb thrown by protesters during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Chile has been facing weeks of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
November 04, 2019 - 9:29 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Thousands of Chileans took to the streets again Monday to demand better social services, some clashing with police, as protesters demanded an end to economic inequality even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth...
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Anti-government protesters set fire while security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas near the state-run TV in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 04, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters crossed a major bridge in Baghdad on Monday, approaching the prime minister's office and the headquarters of Iraq's state-run TV, as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas, killing at least five demonstrators and wounding dozens. The protesters...
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District councilor Andrew Chiu receives medical treatment in Hong Kong, on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Riot police stormed several malls in Hong Kong on Sunday in a move to thwart more pro-democracy protests, though violence did break out when a knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a local pro-democracy politician. (Elson Li/HK01 via AP)
November 03, 2019 - 9:29 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months. The bloody attack erupted...
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President Donald Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, look on during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 03, 2019 - 1:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump was on his feet for the main event as Jorge Masvidal defeated a bloodied Nate Diaz via TKO before the fourth round at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrapped a crudely named, made-for-PPV baddest man in MMA title...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, actress and activist Jane Fonda is arrested at the Capitol for blocking the street after she and other demonstrators called on Congress for action to address climate change, in Washington. Fonda spent a night in a Washington, D.C., jail after her fourth arrest in as many weeks during a climate change demonstration on Capitol Hill. The 81-year-old Oscar winner was among more than 40 people arrested Friday, Nov. 1, while sitting inside a Senate office building. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 02, 2019 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress and activist Jane Fonda spent a night in a local jail after her fourth arrest in as many weeks while participating in a climate change demonstration on Capitol Hill. The 81-year-old Oscar winner was among more than 40 people arrested Friday while sitting in the atrium of...
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Anti-government protesters rest during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 02, 2019 - 2:03 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said...
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