Political and civil unrest

Catalan pro-independence protesters gather during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Protests turned violent last week after Spain's Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region's independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 26, 2019 - 3:38 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on clashes in Barcelona between police and separatists (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Police are clashing with a large group of Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona in a flareup of violence in the restive Spanish region. Several hundred mostly masked protesters...
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Anti-government protesters rest during sit-in at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Iraqi protesters converged on a central square in the capital Baghdad on Saturday as security forces erected blast walls to prevent them from reaching a heavily fortified government area after a day of violence that killed scores. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
October 26, 2019 - 3:16 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide protests in Iraq (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Iraq's semi-official human rights commission says at least 63 protesters have been killed in two days of anti-government rallies in the capital and southern cities. The Iraq High Commission for Human Rights...
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Security forces fire tear gas and close the bridge leading to the Green Zone during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Iraqi protesters converged on a central square in the capital Baghdad on Saturday as security forces erected blast walls to prevent them from reaching a heavily fortified government area after a day of violence that killed scores. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 26, 2019 - 2:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — In Hong Kong, it was a complicated extradition dispute involving a murder suspect. In Beirut, it was a proposed tax on the popular WhatsApp messenger service. In Chile, it was a 4-cent hike in subway fares. Recent weeks have seen mass protests and clashes erupt in far-flung places...
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People gather during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Chile, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. At least 19 people have died in the turmoil that has swept the South American nation. The unrest began as a protest over a 4-cent increase in subway fares and soon morphed into a larger movement over growing inequality in one of Latin America's wealthiest countries. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 25, 2019 - 8:54 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched peacefully in Chile's capital Friday, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship. The huge throng surged toward a central plaza as participants blew whistles, banged pots and...
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Anti-government protesters hold posters with caricatures depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, from left, Bolivia's President Evo Morales and former Venezuelan President Chavez, during a march demanding a second round presidential election, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Bolivia's official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
October 25, 2019 - 8:40 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's official vote tally was revealed Friday pointing to an outright win for incumbent Evo Morales in a disputed presidential election that has triggered protests and growing international pressure on the Andean nation to hold a runoff ballot. The Supreme Electoral...
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An injured protestor is rushed to a hospital during a demonstration in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters on Friday to disperse thousands of protesters on the streets of Baghdad, sending young demonstrators running for cover and enveloping a main bridge in the capital with thick white smoke. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 25, 2019 - 6:44 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many of them young and unemployed men, thronged public squares and blocked main streets Friday in the capitals of Iraq and Lebanon in unprecedented, spontaneous anti-government revolts in two countries scarred by long conflicts. Demonstrators in Iraq were...
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Anti-government protesters and Hezbollah supporters clash during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah calls on his supporters to leave the protests to avoid friction and seek dialogue instead. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 25, 2019 - 2:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said Friday that nationwide protests against the country's political class have been exploited by foreign powers and were no longer spontaneous, warning they could drag the country toward civil war. Hassan Nasrallah's comments came shortly after...
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Anti-government protesters stand under their umbrellas wave Lebanese flags and shout slogans during a protest, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Lebanon's president pleaded Thursday with tens of thousands of protesters who have blocked main roads and paralyzed the nation for days, urging them to back economic reforms proposed by the prime minister as the "first step" toward saving the country from economic collapse. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
October 25, 2019 - 10:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Lebanon (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Lebanon's Hezbollah leader says nationwide protests against the country's political class are being exploited by the politicians and are no longer popular or spontaneous. Hassan Nasrallah says Friday that...
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An injured protestor is rushed to a hospital during a demonstration in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters on Friday to disperse thousands of protesters on the streets of Baghdad, sending young demonstrators running for cover and enveloping a main bridge in the capital with thick white smoke. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 25, 2019 - 9:53 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq as more anti-government protests erupt in Baghdad (all times local): 4:55 p.m. A senior Iraqi security official says four more protesters have been killed during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, raising the total number of those killed to...
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Fans hold signs about Hong Kong during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Milwaukee Bucks, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
October 24, 2019 - 11:16 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets' season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night. Houston general manager Daryl Morey angered China with a since-deleted tweet in support of the protesters...
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