Political and civil unrest

In this combination of images made from Oct. 13, 2017 and Oct. 16, 2017 video, from left to right: Taiwan's Christophe Chan; Ringo Lee; and Hong Kong's Fan Li; Lee Chan; and Jackel Wan are interviewed by the Associated Press in Taipei City, Taiwan and Hong Kong regarding the twice-a-decade Communist Party congress opened by China's President Xi Jinping last week. (AP Photo)
October 23, 2017 - 1:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — It wasn't just the dark-suited delegates in Beijing who were listening intently last week as Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his grand ambitions to launch a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress. On China's peripheries there was apprehension and optimism as Xi, China's...
Read More
New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins, center, drives the ball between Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, and guard Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
October 23, 2017 - 1:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans were watching another double-digit lead evaporate, with the Los Angeles Lakers using a furious 27-4 run to take a five-point lead. This time, the Pelicans were ready for the challenge. They answered with an 11-0 run of their own to beat the Lakers 119-112...
Read More
A banner reading "justice" opens a rally in Malta to honor an anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed by a car bomb on Oct. 16, in the capital city of Malta, Valletta, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Rene Rossignaud)
October 22, 2017 - 4:06 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Several thousand Maltese citizens rallied Sunday to honor an investigative journalist killed by a car bomb, but the prime minister and opposition leader who were chief targets of Daphne Caruana Galizia's reporting stayed away from the gathering. Participants at the rally in...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism, speaks at the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. An associate of Spencer sued Ohio State University after it refused to rent campus space for him to speak. The lawsuit was filed Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in federal court in Columbus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 22, 2017 - 3:56 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer sued Ohio State University in federal court on Sunday after school officials refused to rent campus space for Spencer to speak. The lawsuit comes after an attorney for the university sent a letter...
Read More
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, smiles as he arrives at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, as he leads the nation in marking Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day). (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
October 22, 2017 - 11:55 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans to remain peaceful ahead of Thursday's fresh presidential election, while a witness said police shot and wounded at least one person amid a rise in ethnic tensions in the capital, Nairobi. A resident of the low-income Lucky Summer...
Read More
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes a selfie at his office after been released from a jail in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Navalny was released from jail where he spent 20 days for "organising unsanctioned protests." Since he was sentenced, Ksenia Sobchak has declared her candidacy in upcoming presidential elections, a move that is likely to threaten Navalny's own position. (Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign via AP)
October 22, 2017 - 11:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, was released from jail Sunday after serving a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration. Navalny was arrested on Sept. 29 as he planned to travel to the city of Nizhny Novgorod for a rally that officials had...
Read More
In this image made from video, protesters march in Sittwe, Myanmar, on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State. (AP Photo)
October 22, 2017 - 9:29 am
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to repatriate the nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state. The protest took place in Sittwe, the...
Read More
October 22, 2017 - 8:20 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials said Sunday. The Oromia and Amhara regional states spokesmen...
Read More
October 21, 2017 - 10:15 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four Kennesaw State cheerleaders took a knee in the tunnel during the national anthem at the Gardner-Webb-Kennesaw State game on Saturday night. The cheerleaders first knelt during the national anthem at a Sept. 30 football game to protest racial inequality and police brutality...
Read More
October 21, 2017 - 8:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people have been arrested after two officers suffered injuries during a brief clash between police and protesters in Philadelphia. Demonstrators gathered around noon Saturday to protest a law enforcement conference being held at the city's convention center. Hours later,...
Read More

Pages