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Students are surrounded by tear gas behind barricades during a clash with police at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Police fired tear gas at protesters who littered streets with bricks and disrupted morning commutes and lunch breaks Tuesday after an especially violent day in Hong Kong's five months of anti-government demonstrations. (Steve Leung/HK01 via AP)
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November 12, 2019 - 11:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong battled police on multiple fronts Tuesday, from major disruptions during the morning rush hour to a late-night standoff at a prominent university, as the 5-month-old anti-government movement takes an increasingly violent turn. Gasoline bombs and fires lit up...
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EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILL FROM YOUR SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES AP PHOTO XLAT111, SLUGGED BOLIVIA EVO MORALES, TRANSMITTED ON MONDAY, NOV. 11, 2019. THE PHOTO IS A HANDOUT CARRYING THE NO SALES RESTRICTION - This screen grab of a tweet posted on the Twitter account of Bolivia's former President Evo Morales on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, shows himself lying on the floor at an undisclosed location and a text that reads in Spanish, "This was my first night after leaving the presidency forced by a coup by Mesa and Camacho with the help of the police. I remembered my times as leader. I'm grateful to my brothers from the of Cochabamba tropic's federations for providing us with security and care." Morales resigned to the presidency on Nov. 10, under mounting pressure from the military and the public after a disputed re-election victory that triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (Evo Morales' Twitter account via AP)
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November 11, 2019 - 11:01 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new...
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Pro-Catalan independence demonstrators hold banners reading in Catalan "everyone to La Jonquera" as they block a major highway border pass near La Jonquera between Spain and France, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Protesters following a call to action by a secretive pro-Catalan independence group have closed off both sides of the AP7 highway at the major transportation hub of La Jonquera between France and Spain. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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November 11, 2019 - 12:44 pm
MADRID (AP) — A general election called to end political deadlock in Spain has only deepened uncertainty about the future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy and raised the possibility of yet another ballot — the fifth in five years — next year. No party achieved a clear mandate to govern...
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Anti-government protesters shoot laser lights at security forces during clashes on a bridge leading to the Green Zone government areas during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks in the capital, Baghdad, and across the Shiite south, demanding sweeping political change. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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November 06, 2019 - 5:34 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Iraq stormed a bridge Wednesday in central Baghdad, where security forces pushed them back with batons and tear gas, wounding dozens. A medic was killed while aiding demonstrators. The military called on the protesters to stop blocking roads and ports,...
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Protesters burn portraits of Spain's King Felipe during a protest outside the convention centre, as the Spanish Royal Family attends the Princess of Girona awards in Catalonia'a regional capital, Barcelona, Spain Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
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November 04, 2019 - 1:30 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — About 2,000 protesters wielding Catalan pro-independence symbols and some Spanish republican flags are banging kitchen pots and blocking access to a Barcelona venue where the Spanish royal family is attending an award ceremony. Some of the guests at the Princess of Girona...
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Protesters hit a poster showing Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi with shoes during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo)
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November 03, 2019 - 5:28 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of Iraqi protesters attacked the Iranian consulate in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Sunday, scaling the concrete barriers ringing the building, bringing down an Iranian flag and replacing it with the Iraqi flag, eyewitnesses said. Security forces fired in the air to...
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A riot policeman removes an anti-government protester who is blocking a main highway with her body, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Lebanese security forces pushed and dragged away protesters who refused to move from roadblocks in central Beirut on Saturday, to reopen roads closed during a campaign of civil disobedience. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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October 26, 2019 - 2:43 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese anti-government protesters stepped up their efforts to block roads in and around the capital Beirut on Saturday, lying in the streets and chanting "peaceful, peaceful" as security forces struggled to drag them out of the way. The dispersals were largely peaceful, but clashes...
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An injured protestor is rushed to a hospital during a demonstration in central Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Iraqi police fired live shots into the air as well as rubber bullets and dozens of tear gas canisters on Friday to disperse thousands of protesters on the streets of Baghdad, sending young demonstrators running for cover and enveloping a main bridge in the capital with thick white smoke. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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October 25, 2019 - 6:44 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of people, many of them young and unemployed men, thronged public squares and blocked main streets Friday in the capitals of Iraq and Lebanon in unprecedented, spontaneous anti-government revolts in two countries scarred by long conflicts. Demonstrators in Iraq were...
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Anti-government protesters and Hezbollah supporters clash during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah calls on his supporters to leave the protests to avoid friction and seek dialogue instead. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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October 25, 2019 - 2:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group said Friday that nationwide protests against the country's political class have been exploited by foreign powers and were no longer spontaneous, warning they could drag the country toward civil war. Hassan Nasrallah's comments came shortly after...
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In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke billows from fires in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Wednesday on Syrian Kurdish fighters to leave a designated border area in northeast Syria 'as of tonight' for Turkey to stop its military offensive. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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October 16, 2019 - 10:34 pm
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Syrian forces on Wednesday night rolled into the strategic border town of Kobani, blocking one path for the Turkish military to establish a "safe zone" free of Syrian Kurdish fighters along the frontier as part of its week-old offensive. The seizure of Kobani by forces...
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