Political and civil unrest

Emerson College student Frances Hui poses in the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Tensions over Hong Kong have been flaring at campuses around the world that host large numbers of visiting Chinese students. Hui, of Hong Kong, faced threatening language from classmates from mainland China after she published a column in the student newspaper, "I am from Hong Kong, not China." (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As political tensions flare back home, Hong Kong students on U.S. college campuses say they have been ostracized and in some cases threatened by fellow students from mainland China, and they suspect they are being watched from afar by Beijing. Some say they see the hand of...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to media during his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Ukraine on Tuesday signed much-anticipated accords with separatists from the country's east, Russia and European monitors that agree a local election can be held in separatist-controlled territory, paving the way for peace talks with Moscow. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
October 02, 2019 - 1:09 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia and European powers, eager to end a protracted military conflict in war-torn eastern Ukraine, welcomed a new accord between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists, but many in Ukraine dismissed the election agreement Wednesday as a capitulation to Moscow. In the deal...
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Protestors wave flags and hold a poster of Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi during a protest in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
October 02, 2019 - 1:31 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces and riot police are deployed heavily in the Iraqi capital and have closed all roads leading to a major central square that saw violent confrontations between protesters and police a day earlier. Two people were killed and more than 200 injured after security forces...
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Protestors calling for the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise march toward the National Palace before being stopped by police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. While there were sporadic demonstrations on Tuesday, another protest scheduled for Wednesday threatened to once again paralyze Haiti's capital and nearby communities, which have endured violent demonstrations for nearly a month as anger grows over corruption, spiraling inflation and dwindling supplies of food and gasoline. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
October 01, 2019 - 9:05 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The operation dubbed "Find Jovenel Moïse" organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti's president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Palace early this week following violent protests in which several people were killed. Haitians had...
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An injured anti-government protester is attended to by others during a clash with police in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Thousands of black-clad protesters marched in central Hong Kong as part of multiple pro-democracy rallies Tuesday urging China's Communist Party to "return power to the people" as the party celebrated its 70th year of rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe )
October 01, 2019 - 6:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of college students are striking to condemn the police shooting of their classmate during surging violence at Hong Kong pro-democracy protests that marred China's National Day. It was the first time a protester had been struck by gunfire since the protests began in June...
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Thousands of secession supporters march during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday Oct. 1, 2019. Larger protests were scheduled later in the day amid heightened security measures across the wealthy Catalonia region of 7.5 million people, where separatist sentiment has been on the rise for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 01, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of supporters of the secession of Catalonia from the rest of Spain marched in Barcelona on Tuesday to mark two years since a banned independence referendum that shook Spanish politics and set off the nation's worst institutional crisis in decades. More rallies were...
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Refugees and migrants disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Migrants and refugees arrive at the port of Piraeus from the island of Lesbos as authorities have accelerated efforts to move thousands of migrants deemed to be vulnerable from the overcrowded Moria camp to camps on the mainland following a deadly fire. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
October 01, 2019 - 6:38 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Migrants at an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos have staged a peaceful protest to demand better living conditions and the transfer to the mainland. Several hundred people took part in the three-hour protest Tuesday, sitting outside the Moria refugee camp. No arrests...
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Tractors driven by protesting farmers line up and block the road during a protest in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Thousands of Dutch farmers headed to the city on Tuesday, many driving in slow-moving convoys of tractors that snarled traffic in the morning rush hour, for a national day of protest to demand more respect for their profession. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
October 01, 2019 - 5:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch farmers massed in The Hague on Tuesday to demand more respect for their profession, many after driving in slow-moving tractor convoys that snarled traffic around the country. Farmers staged a national day of protest as the Netherlands wrestles with...
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A child waves a national flag behind a police barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. China's ruling Communist Party is preparing to celebrate its 70th anniversary in power with a parade showcasing the country's economic growth and newest weapons.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 30, 2019 - 6:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Hong Kong's acting leader has said at a reception marking 70 years of communist rule in China that his city has become "unrecognizable" because of the violent protests consuming the...
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Anti-government protesters gather in Wang Chai district while pro-China supporters are trying to block them, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Hong Kong, before the celebration of the People's Republic's 70th anniversary taking place in Beijing. Police are warning of the potential for protesters to engage in violence "one step closer to terrorism" during this week's National Day events, an assertion ridiculed by activists as propaganda meant to scare people from taking to the streets. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 30, 2019 - 5:24 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-Beijing protesters have scuffled briefly with a small group of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as the latter began to march on the 70th anniversary of the founding of communist China. The 7:30 a.m. march Tuesday was the start of what is expected to be a day of protests in...
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