Political and civil unrest

Anti-government protesters rest during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 02, 2019 - 2:03 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters Saturday, killing at least one and wounding more than 200 in the capital Baghdad and in the country's south, police officials and a semi-official human rights commission said...
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, Iraqi anti-government protesters hang their demands and slogans while standing on a building near Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq. An abandoned building in central Baghdad has emerged as the epicenter of anti-government protests in Iraq, with hundreds holed up inside. The Saddam Hussein-era building known as the “Turkish Restaurant” overlooks Tahrir Square, the Tigris River and the Green Zone, and protesters who took it over on Oct. 25 have sworn not to leave it. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 02, 2019 - 7:13 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — The protesters stand by the thousands on the abandoned building's open floors, waving Iraqi flags and cheering. Some sit on the edge, feet dangling in the air from high floors as they sway to blasting music. They have a bird's-eye view of Baghdad — and the tens of thousands of...
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Firefighters stand outside the offices of China's Xinhua News Agency after its windows were shattered during protests in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Hong Kong riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used a water cannon Saturday to break up a rally by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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November 02, 2019 - 6:58 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Protesters have vandalized the Hong Kong office of China's official Xinhua News Agency for the first time during the months-long anti-government demonstrations, smashing windows and doors. Local media showed scenes of...
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Anti-government protesters try to sneak to the Green Zone while Iraqi security forces close the the Joumhouriya bridge during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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November 01, 2019 - 5:29 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of Iraqis massed in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday in the biggest demonstrations since anti-government protests erupted a month ago, defying security forces that have killed scores of people and harshly criticizing Iran's involvement in the country's affairs. The...
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Fans pose for a picture in front of the Zenyatta statue at Santa Anita Park, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. It's the 10th anniversary of the superstar Mare's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
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November 01, 2019 - 4:25 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Fans are streaming into Santa Anita for opening day of the Breeders' Cup. A handful of protesters urging the end of horse racing in California toted signs outside one of the track's gates, but they were outnumbered by a larger group of racing industry workers carrying signs...
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A man wearing a mask of Chinese President Xi Jinping stands with peole wearing Guy Fawkes masks on a street in Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Hong Kong authorities are bracing as pro-democracy protesters urged people on Thursday to celebrate Halloween by wearing masks on a march in defiance of a government ban on face coverings. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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November 01, 2019 - 7:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Friday to prevent foreign powers from interfering in Hong Kong's affairs and carrying out acts of "separatism, subversion, infiltration and sabotage." The latest broadside against alleged foreign backing of anti-government protesters came from a top-ranking member of...
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A street vendor keeps food warm on the sidelines of a gathering of people against the reelection of President Evo Morales, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Violence has escalated since Morales was declared the winner of the Oct. 20 vote amid delays in the vote count. The opposition alleges the outcome was rigged to give Morales enough of a majority to avoid a runoff election; the president denies any irregularities. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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November 01, 2019 - 12:09 am
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — At least two people were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Bolivian President Evo Morales over the disputed presidential election, authorities said Thursday. Violence has escalated since Morales was declared the winner of the Oct. 20 vote amid delays in...
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In this Oct. 30, 2019, photo, a salesman waits for customers at a cosmetic shop in a shopping district in Hong Kong. Business has plunged in Hong Kong’s shopping districts after more than four months of protests. The government announced Thursday, Oct. 31, that the city is in a technical recession after it contracted for a second straight quarter.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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October 31, 2019 - 9:09 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Steps from Hong Kong's main tourist strip, Ashfaqur Rahman's tailor shop usually is a mainstay for tourists dropping in to peruse neatly stacked rolls of fabric and get measured for custom-made suits. Not anymore. Business has dried up since anti-government protests began in early...
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Indian National flag is hoisted on the government civil secretariat building in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Kashmir's local flag, which used to flutter along with India's flag, has already been removed after New Delhi early August stripped the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir from its semiautonomous status and downgraded its statehood, formally taking direct control over the region on Thursday. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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October 31, 2019 - 8:50 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir's semi-autonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2019 file photo, Eduardo Bolsonaro, a Brazilian lawmaker and the son of President Jair Bolosonaro, smiles during a Foreign Relations Committee ceremony, in Brasilia, Brazil. Eduardo Bolsonaro has assumed leadership of their political party, the Social Liberal Party, in Congress’ lower house, an update of the chamber’s website showed Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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October 31, 2019 - 8:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro faced criticism Thursday after suggesting the government adopt dictatorship-era tactics if they are deemed necessary to control any street protests. Lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro said protests and riots of the kind that have occurred in...
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