Political and civil unrest

A wellwisher takes a selfie with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center-left, after Kenyatta cast his vote in his hometown of Gatundu, Kenya Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Kenya is holding the rerun of its disputed presidential election, despite a boycott by the main opposition party and rising political tensions in the East African country. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 26, 2017 - 7:22 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's repeat elections. (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Kenyan police say one man shot by police during violent protests against the repeat presidential election has died at a hospital. The shooting occurred in the city of Kisumu, an opposition stronghold. Three...
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National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters in Kenya's lakeside city of Kisumu, Kenya, burn tyres in streets Wednesday Oct.25, 2017, a day before the country goes to the polls. The chief justice of Kenya's Supreme Court says the court cannot hear a last-minute petition to postpone Thursday's presidential election because it does not have a quorum of judges, as Chief Justice David Maraga appeared alone in the court Wednesday morning and said only he and one other judge had been able to attend the hearing. (AP Photo)
October 25, 2017 - 5:49 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Kenya's main opposition party urged his supporters to boycott a rerun of the disputed presidential election scheduled for Thursday amid rising political tensions and fears of violence in East Africa's economic power. Jubilant supporters of President Uhuru...
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Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, who was released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration, left, discusses with his opponent during an authorized rally in Astrakhan, about 1300 kilometers (800 miles) southeast of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Navalny, who plans to run for president against Putin in next March's election, has repeatedly served jail terms connected to rallies. (Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign via AP)
October 25, 2017 - 12:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn't said if he will stand for a fourth term. But with the election a little more than four months off, the presidential race is a mélange of hypotheticals with one conclusion: None of the potential candidates appear in a position to unseat him. The...
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A supporter of opposition leader Raila Odinga wears a mock banknote with Odinga's face on his forehead at a rally in Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Kenya's Supreme Court said Wednesday it could not hear a last-minute petition to postpone Thursday's presidential election because it didn't have a quorum of judges, while the shooting of one judge's driver hours before the hearing raised fears about intimidation. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 25, 2017 - 10:29 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Kenya's election (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is vowing to turn his political coalition into a "resistance movement" and is urging supporters to boycott Thursday's repeat presidential election. Election officials say the vote...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 file photo members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot give an interview to the Associated Press in a break during their rehearsal in Moscow, Russia. Five years after a Moscow court sent two members of the punk band Pussy Riot to prison, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova are using their ordeals in prison as creative inspiration. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)
October 25, 2017 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One is dunked into a bathtub on a New York stage as she tries to recite a poem. Another appears in a video bathing in blood while reciting lyrics about prison and repression. Five years after they were convicted for an anti-Putin protest, members of the Russian punk collective Pussy...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and American Indian activist on the Standing Rock Reservation, is seen in Fort Yates, N.D. Iron Eyes, who is accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense." That's justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm. Iron Eyes has pleaded not guilty to inciting a riot and criminal trespass. He could face more than five years in prison if convicted at trial in February 2018. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)
October 25, 2017 - 8:28 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he'll seek to present a "necessity defense" — justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm...
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Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, center left, and Nathan Law, center right, walk out of the Court of Final Appeal Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Hong Kong's highest court freed the pro-democracy activists on bail pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 24, 2017 - 5:47 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's highest court freed pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong and Nathan Law on bail Tuesday pending an appeal of their prison sentences after they were convicted of sparking massive protests in 2014. The pair were imprisoned after the justice secretary succeeded in getting...
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Ultra Orthodox Jewish youths sit on the road during a protest against their enlistment in the army outside the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The sign reads; "We say no."(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 23, 2017 - 2:01 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews from a radical sect are again blocking roads in Jerusalem bringing traffic to a standstill and scuffling with police and passers-by. Monday's protest was the latest by the Peleg Yerushalmi group after some of its members were arrested when they did...
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This Nov. 26, 2016, photo shows a mile-marker post created by activists near Cannon Ball, N.D., during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is adding the 12-foot-tall marker to its exhibit on treaties called "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations." (AP Photo/James MacPherson)
October 23, 2017 - 1:54 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A centerpiece of a sprawling camp that evolved on disputed land in southern North Dakota to protest the four-state Dakota Access pipeline is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The nearly 12-foot-tall...
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In this Oct. 8, 2017, photo, Jon Dumont reloads and shoot a shotgun during a training session for the Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club in Victor, N.Y. A gay, lesbian and transgender group concerned that extremists have become more emboldened and dangerous have decided to take up arms. The gun club meets once a month to shoot long guns in a field in upstate New York. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
October 23, 2017 - 8:55 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The former pacifist pumped a shotgun at the firing line. Lore McSpadden never touched a gun before the Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club started this past year. Now McSpadden is among the shooters routinely yelling, "Pull!" and blasting at clay pigeons angling over a...
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