Political and civil unrest

Pro-democracy protesters march 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, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 04, 2019 - 5:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Thousands of protesters in masks are streaming into Hong Kong streets after the territory’s leader invoked rarely used emergency powers to ban masks at rallies. Immediately defying the ban set to take...
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Pro-democracy protesters march 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, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 04, 2019 - 3:01 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she isn’t declaring a state of emergency despite deploying a colonial-era emergency law to impose the mask ban. Lam says Hong Kong “isn’t in a state of emergency...
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Iraqi security forces fire tear gas during a protest in Tahrir Square, in central 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 - 7:28 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces imposed a round-the-clock curfew in Baghdad and fired live rounds and tear gas on Thursday to disperse anti-government protests that have gripped the country since earlier this week, killing 21 people so far. In a desperate attempt to quell the demonstrations,...
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Students march to the Chinese University to show support to those students who were arrested by police in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct.3, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 03, 2019 - 6:49 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The teenager who was the first victim of police gunfire in Hong Kong’s monthslong pro-democracy protests was charged Thursday with rioting and attacking police, as calls grew for the government to ban the wearing of masks to subdue rising violence in the semi-autonomous Chinese...
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Botham Jean's son Brandt Jean delivers his impact statement to former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger following her sentencing for murder, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger, who said she mistook neighbor Botham Jean's apartment for her own and fatally shot him in his living room, was sentenced to a decade in prison. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
October 02, 2019 - 10:16 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of her neighbor inside his apartment (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Dozens of protesters marched through parts of downtown Dallas to protest the 10-year sentence given to a white former...
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Demonstrators, including prominent activists and journalists, demonstrate in front of Parliament in Rabat, Morocco, Wednesday Oct. 2, 2019. Several dozens of Moroccan activists and journalists protested for the release of jailed journalist Haja Raissouni on Wednesday, warning that the one year prison term handed to her last Monday threatens condition of women and civil rights in the country. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage )
October 02, 2019 - 2:10 pm
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Prominent activists and journalists have rallied in Morocco’s capital for the release of a journalist sentenced to prison for having premarital sex and an abortion, which are both illegal in the country. Demonstrators gathered in front of the parliament building in Rabat on...
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Anti-government protesters set a fire and block roads in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Security forces fired in the air and used tear gas Wednesday to disperse groups of demonstrators in Baghdad Wednesday, killing and injuring civilians in renewed protests after violent confrontations between protesters and police a day earlier, officials said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
October 02, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — At least seven people were killed and dozens were wounded in clashes in Iraq on Wednesday as security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas for the second day to disperse anti-government protesters demanding jobs, improved services and an end to corruption. The deaths brought the...
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Police officers demonstrate to denounce bad working conditions, lack of equipment and dilapidated police stations, in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Police unions point out overwork due to the Yellow Vests anti-government protests and say officers are exposed to excessive violence. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 02, 2019 - 10:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of police officers marched through the streets of Paris on Wednesday to protest low wages, long hours and increasing suicides in their ranks. The so-called "anger march" was the first mass mobilization by French police officers since 2001. Police unions cited inadequate...
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Residents of Tsuen Wan gather at an open air stadium to protest a teenage demonstrator shot at close range in the chest by a police officer in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Hong Kong office workers and schoolmates of the teenage demonstrator rallied Wednesday to condemn police tactics and demand accountability. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 02, 2019 - 9:41 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Holding up posters saying "Don't shoot our kids," Hong Kong residents and schoolmates of a teenage demonstrator shot in the chest by a police officer rallied Wednesday to condemn police actions and demand accountability. The shooting Tuesday during widespread anti-government...
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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 02, 2019 - 8:48 am
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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