Political and civil unrest

In this Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, file photo, a child dressed as Black Pete waits for the arrival of Sinterklaas, in Dokkum, northern Netherlands. As many Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests. Black Pete is often played by white people with their faces daubed in dark makeup. Supporters see him as a traditional children's character, while opponents decry him as a racist stereotype. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 16, 2018 - 11:41 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Dutch children anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, critics and fans of his helper, Black Pete, are gearing up for protests that have become another fixture of the festive season in the Netherlands. White people often daub...
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November 15, 2018 - 2:53 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops pulled a used 1978 Winchester rifle commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears from one of its Arkansas store's shelves and apologized to the tribe after a photo of the gun led to calls to boycott the outdoor gear chain. A customer in Rogers, Arkansas, posted...
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Israeli protesters hold flags during a demonstration against the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Israel's defense minister on Wednesday abruptly resigned to protest a new cease-fire with Hamas militants in Gaza, throwing the government into turmoil and pushing the country toward an early election. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian organizers of the weekly demonstrations in the Gaza Strip along the Israeli border said they will hold another protest on Friday — in a key test of this week's cease-fire between Israel and Gaza militant groups. Tuesday's cease-fire ended the heaviest...
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Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) is arrested by capitol police during a protest over election ballot counts in the rotunda of the state capitol building Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Atlanta. Dozens filled the rotunda in the center of the Capitol's second floor Tuesday just as the House was scheduled to convene for a special session. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 14, 2018 - 1:53 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Amid lingering uncertainty over Georgia's still unsettled race for governor, a state senator on Wednesday tearfully decried her arrest a day earlier during a protest with her constituents as they demanded all votes be counted. Sen. Nikema Williams, an Atlanta Democrat, was one of 15...
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Palestinians survey a destroyed residential building hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
November 14, 2018 - 1:38 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A prominent Palestinian human rights group says dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed in Israel's two-day offensive in the Gaza Strip this week. The Israeli military says it hit 160...
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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman delivers a statement at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Lieberman announced his resignation Wednesday over the Gaza cease-fire, making early elections likely. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 14, 2018 - 10:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister abruptly resigned Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early elections. Avigdor Lieberman said the cease-fire amounted to "surrender to...
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State hospital workers chant slogans as they hold placards which read in Greek. "Money for hospitals" during a protest in central Athens, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Civil servants in Greece have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures and are demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation imposed as part of the country's international bailouts. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
November 14, 2018 - 7:27 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Civil servants in Greece walked off the job Wednesday in a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures, demanding wage and pension increases as well as the abolition of all legislation as part of the country's international bailouts. The strike shut down local government,...
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., arrives for orientation for new members of Congress, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 13, 2018 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new members of Congress (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has joined about 200 climate-change activists as they stage a protest at the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Protesters are calling on...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, teachers hold banners during a protest against the high cost of living, in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. A year later Zimbabwe's economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask 'What has changed?' (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 12, 2018 - 7:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, on Nov. 14, 2017, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe's firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
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Security forces inspect the site of a deadly blast near a demonstration by hundreds of minority Shiites, in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Afghan officials confirmed several people were killed in the explosion near a high school and about 500 meters (yards) from where people gathered to denounce Taliban attacks in Jaghuri and Malistan districts of eastern Ghazni province. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
November 12, 2018 - 7:23 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck near an anti-Taliban rally in Kabul on Monday, killing at least four people, officials said, as a lawmaker reported that insurgents killed at least 20 Afghan policemen over the past 24 hours in eastern Ghazni province. According to Basir Mujahid,...
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