Political and civil unrest

FILE -- In this April 23, 2017 file photo, a Palestinian protester holds a sling shot as he sits near a banner with a picture of jailed leader Marwan Barghouti that reads, "The architect of the uprising," following a protest supporting prisoners in Israeli jails, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. An Israeli official said Monday, May 1, 2017, that the number of Palestinians prisoners participating in one of the largest hunger strike in years dropped to 870, from 1,300 a week earlier. Support for the hunger strikers who seek better conditions has gained momentum with West Bank marches and a social media campaign and has boosted the Palestinian leadership credentials of its imprisoned organizer, Barghouti. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)
May 01, 2017 - 6:42 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Popular support for a hunger strike by hundreds of Palestinians imprisoned by Israel has been gaining momentum with West Bank marches, sit-ins and a social media campaign showing video clips of celebrities from across the Arab world drinking salty water in solidarity. The...
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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans as they participate in a May Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, May 1, 2017. Thousands of workers and activists marched during International Workers Day demanding higher wages and better work conditions. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
May 01, 2017 - 6:33 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions. Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and workers...
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Supporters of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen arrive at a campaign meeting, Monday May 1, 2017, in Villepinte, outside Paris. With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 01, 2017 - 5:10 am
PARIS (AP) — With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday that overlap with nationwide May Day labor marches reminding both candidates that jobs are voters'...
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A far-right supporter marches next to French flag near the statue of Joan of Arc for his traditional march, Monday May 1, 2017, in Paris. France's tense presidential race is colliding with May Day labor marches in a campaign dominated by worries over jobs and seen as a test of populism's global appeal. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 01, 2017 - 4:01 am
PARIS (AP) — With just six days until a French presidential vote that could define Europe's future, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding high-stakes rallies Monday that overlap with nationwide May Day labor marches reminding both candidates that jobs are voters'...
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Independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron makes a sign to bystanders as he leaves the Holocaust memorial in Paris, France, Sunday, April 30, 2017. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is visiting the Holocaust Memorial in Paris with a somber message: Never again. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 01, 2017 - 3:31 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential campaign (all times local): 10:25 a.m. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is paying homage to a Moroccan man killed on the sidelines of a far-right march in 1995. Macron is seeking to remind voters of the dark past of rival Marine Le Pen's...
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Police arrest demonstrators as they march during May Day, in Istanbul, Monday, May 1, 2017. Security forces prevented leftist groups trying to reach city's iconic Taksim Square to celebrate May Day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
May 01, 2017 - 3:25 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Workers and activists marked May Day with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions Monday. Some countries celebrate International Workers' Day with a public holiday though others restrict activities, which can lead to confrontations. Some of the events...
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Independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron makes a sign to bystanders as he leaves the Holocaust memorial in Paris, France, Sunday, April 30, 2017. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is visiting the Holocaust Memorial in Paris with a somber message: Never again. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 01, 2017 - 2:58 am
PARIS (AP) — France's tense presidential race is colliding with May Day labor marches in a campaign dominated by worries over jobs and seen as a test of populism's global appeal. Less than a week before Sunday's runoff, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are holding...
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FILE- In this May 1, 2006, file photo, demonstrators march to show support for immigrant rights along Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur Park in Los Angeles. Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday, May 1, 2017, to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump’s efforts to boost deportations. The day has become a rallying point for immigrants in the U.S. since demonstrations were held in 2006 against a proposed immigration enforcement bill. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
April 30, 2017 - 11:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrant and union groups will march in cities across the United States on Monday to mark May Day and protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to boost deportations. Tens of thousands of immigrants and their allies are expected to rally in cities such as New York, Chicago,...
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University students hold a candlelight vigil for their late classmate Juan Pablo Pernalete in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, April 29, 2017. Students commemorated Pernalete who was killed this week by security forces during an anti-government protest. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 30, 2017 - 3:53 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal. On his regular Sunday television show, Maduro ordered a 60 percent increase in the country's...
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This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows protesters holding placards at a demonstration against rebel infighting in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Sunday, April. 30, 2017. More than a thousand residents of Damascus suburbs demonstrated against anti-government rebel infighting, activists said, only to be met at one demonstration by rebels who tried to disperse the protest with gunfire. Seven protesters were wounded, according to the activist-run Ghouta Media Center. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
April 30, 2017 - 12:44 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group. The U.S. views the Kurdish-led...
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