Political and civil unrest

A protester moves a barricade near to a fire in the entrance to a subway station in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Masked protesters streamed into Hong Kong streets Friday after the city's embattled leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies in a hardening of the government's stance after four months of anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
October 04, 2019 - 8:18 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell. After widespread overnight arson attacks, looting, fighting with police and beatings, the government on Saturday called on the public to...
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A woman with painted nails leans against a truck as people wait for distribution to restart, after a federal government hand-out of food and school supplies was temporarily suspended when the lines turned into jostling crowds, at the mayor's office in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. The administration of President Jovenel Moise tried to alleviate Haiti’s economic crunch on Thursday by distributing plates of rice and beans, sacks of rice, and school backpacks filled with four notebooks and two pens. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 04, 2019 - 11:04 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Opposition leaders in Haiti urged the international community to withdraw their support for President Jovenel Moïse as protesters marched to the United Nations' headquarters on Friday in a push to demand the ouster of the embattled leader. Friday's march comes after...
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Anti-government protesters take over an armored vehicle before they burn it during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Iraqi security forces fired live bullets into the air and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 03, 2019 - 11:16 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s premier on Friday sent a message to anti-government protesters, saying their “legitimate demands” have been heard and urging them to go home while also comparing security measures imposed in the wake of this week’s violence, including a curfew, to “bitter medicine” that needs...
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A protester wears a gas mask and holds up his hand to represent the protester's five demands in Hong Kong Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city’s embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from wearing masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2019 - 11:12 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Masked pro-democracy protesters marched Friday in central Hong Kong ahead of an expected ban on wearing facemasks in a hardening of the government’s stance to the territory’s most disruptive crisis since it reverted to Chinese rule in 1997. Chief Executive Carrie Lam will hold a...
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Protesters wear masks and hold up their hands represent the five demands in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city’s embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from wearing masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2019 - 10:45 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has scheduled a news conference Friday afternoon amid reports she will ban masks in a bid to quash four months of anti-government demonstrations. The government announced the...
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President Donald Trump greets supporters after arriving at Ocala International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in Ocala, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 03, 2019 - 11:52 am
THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — As retirees living on a fixed income, Paula Bedner and her husband don’t have a lot of money to spare. But when Democratic House members announced last week they were carrying out an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, her husband, Don, went online to...
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Anti-government protesters gather for a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Iraqi security forces fired live bullets and used tear gas against a few hundred protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 03, 2019 - 10:02 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments on violence gripping Iraq for the third straight day amid anti-government protests (all times local): 8 p.m. An Iraqi medical official says at least six protesters have been shot and killed in the southern city of Nasiriyah, south of the capital Baghdad,...
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Israeli Arabs protest a wave of deadly violence within the minority community, in Nazareth, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. Police say there have been more than 70 killings in Arab communities this year, nearly as many as in each of the past two years, when Arabs made up more than half of all murder victims nationwide. (AP Photo/Gil Eliyahu-JINIPIX)
October 03, 2019 - 9:24 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Arab citizens of Israel observed a general strike and held protests Thursday over a wave of deadly violence within the minority community. Schools and businesses in Arab towns and villages were closed following a call by Arab leaders, and newly elected Arab members of Israel’s...
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Anti-government protesters wave flags during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Iraqi officials said several protesters have been killed Wednesday and scores injured amid gunfire and clashes in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 02, 2019 - 11:22 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces used tear gas against a few hundred protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Thursday, hours after a curfew was announced in the Iraqi capital on the heels of two days of deadly violence that gripped the country amid anti-government protests. Before dawn,...
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Residents gather to protest a teenage demonstrator shot at close range in the chest by a police officer and condemn police tactics and demand accountability, in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. The shooting Tuesday during widespread anti-government demonstrations on China's National Day was a fearsome escalation in Hong Kong's protest violence. The 18-year-old is the first known victim of police gunfire since the protests began in June. He was hospitalized and his condition was described by the government as stable on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 02, 2019 - 11:06 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police say criminal charges will be filed against the 18-year-old Hong Kong student who was the first victim of police gunfire in the months-long pro-democracy protests. The shooting Tuesday on one of the most violent days of the demonstrations inflamed anger against police, who...
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