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Pakistani protesters burn tires while blocking a main road during a protest after a court decision, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict.(AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
November 01, 2018 - 5:28 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday as radical Islamists mounted rallies for a second day against the verdict, blocking roads and burning tires in protest. The developments...
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Migrants, who are part of a caravan of Central American migrants slowly makes its way toward the U.S. border, rest on the rails in Arriaga, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Many migrants said they felt safer traveling and sleeping with several thousand strangers in unknown towns than hiring a smuggler or trying to make the trip alone. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
October 27, 2018 - 12:32 pm
ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Mexican federal officers have abandoned a blockade they formed on a bridge to prevent a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants from...
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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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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 making their way to the U.S. in a large caravan cling to the trucks of drivers who offered them free rides, as they arrive to Tapachula, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the Guatemala-Mexico border, about 5,000 Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border Sunday in southern Mexico. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
October 21, 2018 - 6:04 pm
TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — A ragged army of Honduran migrants streamed through southern Mexico on Sunday heading toward the United States, after making an end-run around Mexican agents who briefly blocked them at the Guatemalan border. They received help at every turn from sympathetic Mexicans who...
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A man watches a house that was hit by a missile fired from Gaza Strip, in the city of Beersheba, southern Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. A medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home was struck, were being treated for shock after they fled to their shelter upon being awoken by warning sirens. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
October 17, 2018 - 7:10 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response after days of rising tensions. The Magen David Adom medical service said a woman and her three children, whose home in...
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Palestinian carry the body of Mohammed Abbas, 21, who was killed by Israeli troops during Friday's protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, into the family home during his funeral in Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
October 14, 2018 - 11:26 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops. Netanyahu said Israel is very close to waging a "different kind of...
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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, second from left, watches closing statements with his defense team during his trial for the first degree shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 In Chicago. From left are: Tammy Wendt, Van Dyke, Elizabeth Fleming, and Daniel Herbert. (Antonio Perez/ Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
October 05, 2018 - 8:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Hundreds of boisterous but peaceful demonstrators briefly blocked several streets in downtown Chicago after white police...
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Palestinians run for cover from teargas fired from Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
October 05, 2018 - 2:06 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested Friday along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, Gaza's Health Ministry said. The ministry said the boy was struck in the chest while the other, a 24-year-...
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Palestinian relatives of 14 year-old boy, Mohammed al-Houm, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on Friday's ongoing protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, mourn as relatives carry his body into the family home during his funeral in Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
September 29, 2018 - 8:29 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Officials from the Islamic Hamas group are travelling to Egypt in another attempt to negotiate the easing of the blockade on the territory. Hussam Badran, a politburo member of the militant...
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