Political and civil unrest

Ajay Kumar, 33, greets reporters and supporters after being released on bond from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in El Paso, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Kumar went on a hunger strike for more than 70 days in July to protest his detention since August of 2018, enduring painful forced feeding through a tube in his nose. Kumar, from India, was initially denied an application for political asylum and ordered deported and is appealing the ruling. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
September 26, 2019 - 9:32 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An Indian immigrant who lost a third of his weight during a 70-day hunger strike over the rejection of his asylum claim won temporary release Thursday after a year in U.S. detention. Ajay Kumar, 33, bowed with his hands clasped together in a traditional Indian greeting as he...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to a question during a community dialogue with selected participants at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. Scores of protesters chanted slogans outside the venue as Lam began the town hall session Thursday aimed at cooling down months of demonstrations for greater democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 26, 2019 - 9:02 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam came under a barrage of criticism at a town hall session Thursday, with citizens accusing her government of turning a deaf ear to months of protests calling for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The community dialogue was the...
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Student protesters run from tear gas fired by police officers during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Riot police shot multiple rounds of tear gas at thousands of stone-throwing students who attempted to reach Parliament in Jakarta on Wednesday to protest a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
September 25, 2019 - 8:55 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian riot police shot multiple rounds of tear gas at thousands of stone-throwing students who attempted to reach Parliament in Jakarta on Wednesday to protest a new law that critics say cripples the country's anti-corruption agency. Police said more than 300 students...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 24, 2019 - 10:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 10:40 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the ability of terrorism and climate change to reach across borders proves the need for leaders to respond with global solutions. Ardern's remarks Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly gathering appeared...
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Former President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
September 24, 2019 - 12:09 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former president Hamid Karzai says Saturday's presidential election threatens Afghanistan's best chance of making peace with the Taliban and ending 18 years of war. Karzai, still one of the most important political figures in Afghanistan, told The Associated Press in an...
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Burnt out vehicles stretch across a parking lot from Monday's violent protest in Wamena, Papua province, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo)
September 24, 2019 - 10:35 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from violent protests in Indonesia's restive Papua province has risen to 32 after several bodies were found under burned buildings, officials said Tuesday. An angry mob torched local government buildings, shops and homes and set fire to cars and motorbikes...
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Student protesters are sprayed with a police water cannon truck during a protest outside the parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Police fired tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said has crippled Indonesia's anti-corruption agency. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana))
September 24, 2019 - 9:13 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police fired tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of rock-throwing students protesting a new law that they said has crippled Indonesia's anti-corruption agency. The university students are enraged that Indonesia's Parliament passed the law last week...
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In this Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, photo, Darrin Kelly, president of the AFL-CIO's Allegheny County Labor Council, points out voter registration data while at his office in Pittsburgh, that shows that Democrats across western Pennsylvania have been voting Republican. Kelly is warning national Democrats that the party is moving too far left for many middle-of-the-road Democrats in western Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Steve Peoples)
September 24, 2019 - 5:04 am
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — The Democrats of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, crowded onto the steps of a local courthouse, dozens of union men protesting a looming power plant closure that would put their livelihoods at risk. The crowd was overwhelmingly white and male, and few had college degrees. Left unsaid...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 23, 2019 - 9:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's U.N. visit (all times local): 9:05 p.m. President Donald Trump breezed by a major climate change summit Monday at the United Nations, choosing to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical...
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People gather as shops burn in the background during a protest in Wamena in Papua province, Indonesia, Monday, Sept 23, 2019. Hundreds of protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to homes and other buildings Monday in a protest sparked by rumors that a teacher had insulted students, and a soldier was killed in another protest in the region, police said. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 8:50 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in Indonesia's restive Papua province, officials said. An angry mob torched local government...
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