Political and civil unrest

A supporter of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri burns garbage containers to block a main road, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hariri resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
October 29, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's prime minister resigned Tuesday, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut, torching tents, smashing plastic chairs and chasing away protesters. The...
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An injured protester is rushed to a hospital during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 29, 2019 - 3:56 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked gunmen opened fire at Iraqi protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks since anti-government demonstrations erupted earlier this month. The overnight attack...
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A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Shares were mixed in Asia and Chinese benchmarks fell Tuesday after the S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 29, 2019 - 8:02 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Europe turned lower on Tuesday after a mixed session in Asia, where Chinese benchmarks declined after Hong Kong's leader warned political protests may push the territory into recession. Wall Street appeared headed for declines at the open, a day after the benchmark S&P...
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hong Kong authorities disqualified high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections, in the latest sign of deepening division in the semiautonomous Chinese city wracked by months of protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 29, 2019 - 6:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities barred pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from an election as the city's leader warned Tuesday that months of violent protests have pushed the city to the brink of recession. In comments likely to further anger protesters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said there...
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Seen through a burning street barricade, an anti-government demonstrator waves a Chilean flag in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Fresh protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile Monday despite President Sebastián Piñera's replacement of eight important Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures, and his attempts to assure the country that he had heard calls for greater equality and improved social services. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
October 29, 2019 - 5:50 am
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Fresh protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile Monday despite President Sebastián Piñera's replacement of eight key Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures and his attempts to assure the country he has heard calls for greater equality and improved social...
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October 28, 2019 - 11:50 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Hong Kong authorities have disqualified pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections. Wong on Tuesday sent a copy of a letter notifying him of the disqualification to media. The government...
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Kirk Franklin performs during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 28, 2019 - 4:54 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin says he's boycotting the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards after they edited out part of his acceptance speech earlier this month in which he called for prayers after a police shooting in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas...
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President Donald Trump arrives for Game 5 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Geoff Burke, Pool)
October 28, 2019 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The boos were loud. And for President Donald Trump, they may have felt unfamiliar. Trump was showered with jeers, boos and chants (as well as some cheers) when he attended a World Series game at Nationals Park in Washington on Sunday. It was a rare moment of in-your-face disapproval...
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Students take part in anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Protests have resumed in Iraq after a wave of demonstrations earlier this month were violently put down. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 28, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of students joined Iraq's anti-government protests on Monday, as clashes with security forces firing tear gas canisters killed at least three demonstrators and wounded more than 100. The students skipped classes at several universities and secondary schools in Baghdad and...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 photo, a woman who goes by the single name "Mary" takes a rest after receiving a tattoo in Hong Kong. Tattoo artist Mike Chan drew the image of a Hong Kong protester clad in protective gear on Mary's thigh. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 28, 2019 - 1:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Mike Chan's tattoo needle buzzes gently as he draws a design on his customer's thigh — a figure wearing a helmet, goggles and mask. Dipping his needle into pots of black, red and yellow ink, Chan hunches over his client's leg as he painstakingly brings to life the image of a Hong...
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