Political and civil unrest

Election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election materials for the presidential election scheduled for Sept 28, at the Independent Election Commission compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Afghan officials say around 100,000 members of the country's security forces are ready for polling day. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 17, 2019 - 6:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Taliban have claimed a deadly attack in northern Afghanistan that targeted President Ashraf Ghani's campaign rally, killing 24 people, and another attack, a Kabul explosion near the U.S. Embassy...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to reporters' during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Lam said the government asked international public relations firms to help restore the city's reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 17, 2019 - 1:41 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the government had asked international public relations firms to help restore the city's reputation, battered by months of pro-democracy protests, but was rejected. Lam said the firms told the government that "the time is not right" as...
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Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, addresses a media conference next to an empty lectern intended for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after a meeting at the prime ministers office in Luxembourg, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
September 16, 2019 - 4:24 pm
LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal. On a day of commotion and conflicting signals, Johnson pulled out of...
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September 16, 2019 - 7:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has sentenced a man who claimed to be a bystander at a summer opposition protest to 3 ½ years in prison. The court on Monday found Pavel Ustinov guilty of assaulting police during a July 27 protest in Moscow. Ustinov became the fourth person this month to be convicted...
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Medical workers display their palm with five fingers, signifying the five demands of protesters and chanted slogans as they stood in the foyer of the hospital before moving to different floors of the building at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The anti-government protests have taken place since June and increasingly have been marked by violence and clashes with police. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 16, 2019 - 7:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of medical staff at one of Hong Kong's main public hospitals rallied Monday to support months of protests for democratic reforms and denounce police use of force, after new violence over the weekend rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Staff at the Prince of Wales...
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Activists protest during a rally outside the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 16, 2019 - 5:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Civil society groups say they expect hundreds of thousands of people to join a worldwide protest for climate action Friday. Environmental activists, trade unions and church groups in Germany said Monday that more than 400 rallies are planned in the country alone. The protest, billed...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah addresses his supporters during an election campaign rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Abdullah, 81, also the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested Monday under the Public Safety Act at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of the disputed region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan, File)
September 16, 2019 - 3:53 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian-controlled Kashmir was arrested Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial. Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister...
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A voter casts her ballot as she carries her daughter inside a polling station during the first round of the presidential election, in Tunis, Tunisia, Sunday Sept. 15, 2019. Tunisians are casting ballots in their North African country's second democratic presidential election, choosing among 26 candidates for a leader who can safeguard its young democracy and tackle its unemployment and corruption. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
September 15, 2019 - 4:33 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A polling firm projected Sunday that an independent outsider candidate and a jailed media magnate will head to Tunisia's presidential runoff after a roller coaster, 26-candidate election. The winner's top task will be stabilizing the country's young democracy. Official...
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An anti-government protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by the police during a demonstration near Central Government Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Police fired a water cannon and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. A mixed...
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Police detain a young man after fights broke out between pro-China supporters and anti-government protesters at Amoy Plaza in the Kowloon Bay district in Hong Kong, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. The clashes came after several nights of peaceful rallies that featured mass singing at shopping malls by supporters of the months-long protests demanding democratic reforms. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 14, 2019 - 7:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Skirmishes broke out Saturday at a shopping mall in Hong Kong between supporters of the ongoing protests for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory and people backing the central government in Beijing. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators sang the Chinese...
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