Political and civil unrest

Policemen detain a journalist during a rally in support of the defendants involved in the Novoye Velichye (New Greatness) case in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. New Greatness members, including two teenage girls, were arrested in March 2018 on charges of creating an extremist group having planned to seize power in Russia by coup and who, according to their lawyers, were entrapped by an undercover agent. If found guilty, the New Greatness case defendants may face from six to ten years in prison. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
October 28, 2018 - 12:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg have detained about 50 people taking part in unauthorized demonstrations against a criminal case filed against 10 young Russians for allegedly taking part in in extremist group that aimed to overthrow the government. Lawyers for the 10 suspects who...
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Two Palestinians women walk past the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes early morning in Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
October 27, 2018 - 10:46 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants ceased rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and relative calm prevailed Saturday afternoon after a night-long exchange of fire that prompted Israeli threats against Iranian forces in Syria. The Islamic Jihad group, a militant faction operating in...
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Supporters of Tehreek-Azadi Jammu Kashmir chant slogans during a rally to observe Black Day, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The so called Black Day is being observed Oct. 27, throughout Pakistan to express support and solidarity with Kashmiri people in their peaceful struggle for their right to self-determination. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
October 27, 2018 - 9:17 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Kashmiris are observing 'Black Day' across Pakistan and other parts of the world including in Pakistan's zone of the disputed Himalayan region to mark the Indian occupation. During the day, various social and political organizations rallied to demonstrate against Indian control...
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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Aktivist attend a protest march against the plans to clearing and grubbing the Hambach Forest for an open-pit lignite mine, near the city of Dueren, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The second sentence on the poster reads: 'Humbi stay'. (David Young/dpa via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in western Germany are demonstrating against a large strip coal mine that wants to expand into an ancient forest, with some activists occupying a coal excavator at the site. The Hambach mine has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of...
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Voters cast their ballots early for the midterm elections at the Government & Judicial Center in Noblesville, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 26, 2018 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Less than two weeks before Election Day, early voting returns forecast a midterm election turnout not seen in decades, with Republicans and Democrats demonstrating engaged bases on each end of the political spectrum. That level of enthusiasm — turnout is well ahead of the 2014 pace...
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October 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Far-right extremists have ramped up an intimidating wave of anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish journalists, political candidates and others ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, according to a report released Friday by a Jewish civil rights group. The Anti-...
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Protesters run when burn tires near the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of east of Gaza City, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
October 26, 2018 - 1:41 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinian youths Friday, four in Gaza protests and one in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. In Gaza, the deadly escalation followed two prior weekly protests along the perimeter fence with Israel that saw no fatalities...
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Central American migrants traveling with a caravan to the U.S. make their way to Pijijiapan, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 25, 2018 - 4:09 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, mostly Hondurans, currently making its way through southern Mexico. Nicaraguans represent a small minority of the many migrants who cross through...
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IN this Oct. 24, 2018, photo, Florida gubernatorial candidates, Republican Ron DeSantis, left, and Democrat Andrew Gillum fist bump after a debate at Broward College in Davie, Fla. The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American political culture: Race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly-contested campaign for governor. DeSantis chafed at questions about his ties to supporters who have made inflammatory comments. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)
October 25, 2018 - 3:28 pm
The final stretch of the midterm campaign is increasingly dominated by debate over one of the most sensitive issues in American culture: race. In Florida, accusations of racism are playing a central role in the hotly contested campaign for governor. Ron DeSantis, a Republican former congressman,...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, to attend a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 25, 2018 - 7:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence largely unknown in the U.S. — and prompting uncomfortable questions about the consequences of leaders' increasingly vitriolic rhetoric. Coming two weeks...
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