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Police arrest protesters as they block traffic on London's Oxford Circus, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
April 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would...
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Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island , Va., Wednesday, April 17, 2019. A fresh grocery shipment is on its way to the International Space Station after launching from Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 17, 2019 - 5:13 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore. Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket blasted off from Wallops Island. The company's Cygnus capsule should arrive at the space station Friday, just...
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People holds placards reading "Get out" as they protest against the country's leadership, in Algiers, Friday, April 12, 2019. The protest movement has been overwhelmingly peaceful but police were out in larger than usual numbers Friday and the atmosphere was strained. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
April 12, 2019 - 12:02 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Algeria (all times local): 5 p.m. Police have moved in on a crowd in a small square in the Algerian capital, firing tear gas and what appeared to be rubber bullets after some demonstrators tossed bottles and rocks at them. Tension mounted on the...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a media conference at the conclusion of an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, April 11, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday offered Britain an extension to Brexit that would allow the country to delay its EU departure date until Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
April 10, 2019 - 10:30 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — As if Brexit hadn't spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween. The new, Oct. 31 cutoff date averts a precipitous and potentially calamitous Brexit that had been scheduled for...
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An elderly woman confronts security forces during a demonstration in Algiers, Algeria, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. The Algerian senator Abdelkader Bensalah named to temporarily fill the office vacated by former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he would act quickly to arrange an "honest and transparent" election to usher in an "Algeria of the future." (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
April 10, 2019 - 2:33 pm
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's newly appointed interim leader on Wednesday set the date for a presidential election as July 4, the day before the nation celebrates its independence day. Abdelkader Bensalah was appointed on Tuesday to replace former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2014 file photo, Aziza al-Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's then ban on women driving. Nearly a dozen Saudi women's rights activists, most of them imprisoned, have attended their third court session Wednesday, April 3, 2019, and were told their trials will continue for at least two more weeks. Meanwhile, three women who were granted temporary release last week, among them al-Yousef and Eman al-Najfan, were told their next court date would take place after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with early June. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)
April 03, 2019 - 9:38 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Nearly a dozen Saudi women's rights activists, most of them imprisoned, attended their third court session on Wednesday and were told their trials will continue for at least two more weeks, people with knowledge of the cases told The Associated Press. While the 11...
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March 29, 2019 - 11:30 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's top court on Friday upheld a ban on a controversial Serb holiday that is seen as discriminatory to the country's Muslims and Croats. Bosnian Serbs criticized the ruling as political. The dispute reflects ongoing ethnic divisions in Bosnia long after the...
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Joey Logano (22) leads the field at the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
March 26, 2019 - 4:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR made the first significant changes to its schedule in years by shuffling the 2020 season into a freshened new sequence that tries to meet the wants of fans to the best of its current ability. The 2020 schedule was released Tuesday at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix, which...
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People and relatives of victims waiting on the bank of the Tigris river where the ferry sank in Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, March 21, 2019. A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing dozens of people, mostly women and children, officials said. (AP Photo/Farid Abdulwahed)
March 21, 2019 - 3:08 pm
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 83 people, including families, officials said. Many of the dead were women and children who could be seen...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters at a coffee shop on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. O'Rourke came in wearing a green cabbage St. Patrick's Day necklace given to him by a supporter during breakfast. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
March 18, 2019 - 2:06 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office. The former Texas congressman — who has become known for his...
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