Protests and demonstrations

Kashmiri man Umar Rashid, browses internet on his mobile phone as he sits inside his restaurant in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. On Wednesday, authorities ordered internet service providers to block 16 social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and popular online chat applications for one month "in the interest of maintenance of public order." The government has often halted internet service in the region in the past in an attempt to prevent anti-India demonstrations from forming. But this is the first time authorities have shut down social media following the circulation of videos of alleged abuse by Indian soldiers. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 26, 2017 - 10:46 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India has ordered internet service providers in Indian-controlled Kashmir to block Facebook, Twitter and 20 other social media sites and online applications for one month, after several videos and photos depicting alleged abuses of Kashmiris by Indian security forces sparked...
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Troy Worden, left, president of the Young Republicans and their attorney Harmeet Dhillon, right, talk with the media during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event was held to discuss the cancellation of speaker Ann Coulter's appearance on campus. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 8:09 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence but might still "swing by to say hello" to all her supporters. Police and university officials said they were bracing for...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Middlebury College students turn their backs to author Charles Murray during his lecture in Middlebury, Vt. After a series of protests around the country, some institutions are rethinking their security and tactics in an age of growing political polarization. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
April 26, 2017 - 3:48 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization. Campus police are trying new tactics to try to keep...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. The FCC has voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 26, 2017 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a Wednesday speech that he wants to ditch the Obama-era rules, hated by...
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Yale Graduate Teachers belonging to Local 33 Unite Here International Union and their supporters march up Hillhouse Ave. in New Haven, Connecticut and rally at Yale President Peter Salovey's House Tuesday evening, April 25, 2017, during a demonstration calling for Yale to start negotiating a contract with the Local 33 union. (Peter Hvizdak/New Haven Register via AP)
April 26, 2017 - 2:57 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin. Graduate assistants in eight departments at the Ivy...
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In this April 18, 2017 photo, Kashmiri man Farooq Ahmed Dar, takes a break in the middle to talking to the Associated Press at his residence in Chill village, about 60 Kilometers (38 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A viral video that showed the young shawl weaver Dar strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters incensed Kashmiris and sparked region wide debate. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 26, 2017 - 5:20 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn. As Shabir Ahmed watched the crude clips,...
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In this April 18, 2017 photo, Kashmiri man Farooq Ahmed Dar, takes a break in the middle to talking to the Associated Press at his residence in Chill village, about 60 Kilometers (38 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. A viral video that showed the young shawl weaver Dar strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters incensed Kashmiris and sparked region wide debate. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 26, 2017 - 3:22 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One video showed a young Kashmiri man strapped to a patrolling Indian army jeep as a human shield against stone-throwing protesters. Others showed soldiers beating local men with sticks as other troops stood by with guns drawn. As Shabir Ahmed watched the crude clips,...
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Anti-government protesters throw stones from a highway overpass at a passing police patrol in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, April 24, 2017. Thousands of opponents to President Nicolas Maduro shut down main roads around the country as the protest movement against his administration is entering its fourth week. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 26, 2017 - 12:13 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. The FCC has voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 26, 2017 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from)...
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In this photo combination, French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron waves before he addresses his supporters at his election day headquarters in Paris, Sunday April 23, 2017, left, and far-right candidate for the presidential election Marine Le Pen waves at supporters after she delivers a speech during a meeting in Bordeaux, southwestern France, Sunday, April 2, 2017, right. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena/ Bob Edme)
April 24, 2017 - 4:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's established parties are rallying around the man who helped shut them out of the presidential runoff, maverick centrist Emmanuel Macron — an alliance of convenience aimed at keeping far-right Marine Le Pen out of the Elysee Palace. Support for Macron also poured in Monday from...
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