Political and civil unrest

Sudanese protesters shout slogans as they march during a demonstration against the ruling military council, in Khartoum, Sudan, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The Arabic sign reads: "Peaceful." (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 30, 2019 - 2:11 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in Sudan's capital and elsewhere in the country Sunday calling for civilian rule nearly three months after the army forced out long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir. A government official said at least seven people had been...
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Pro-China's supporters hold Chinese flags and placards read "We support police" during a rally outside Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Supporters rallied in support of the police at Tamar Park (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 30, 2019 - 7:55 am
HONG KONG (AP) — More than 50,000 people rallied in support of the Hong Kong police on Sunday as the semi-autonomous territory braced for another day of protests on the anniversary of the former British colony's return to China. The crowd filled a park in front of the legislature and chanted "Thank...
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Albanian prime minister Edi Rama casts his ballot at a polling station in Tirana, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Albanians began to cast ballots on Sunday to elect mayors and city councils, or parliaments, amid a tense political conflict with the opposition boycotting the municipal elections. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)
June 30, 2019 - 3:44 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians were casting ballots on Sunday to elect mayors and city councils, or parliaments, amid a tense political conflict with the opposition boycotting the municipal elections. While the Socialist-run government is insisting on holding the election, the opposition wants to...
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A man checks his phone while surrounded by police and medics after being injured during a civil disturbance in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Competing demonstrations, including members of the so-called Proud Boys and anti-fascist groups, spilled into the streets of downtown Portland, with fights breaking out in places as marchers clashed. (Noble Guyon/The Oregonian via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 7:42 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Competing demonstrations spilled into the streets of downtown Portland on Saturday, with fights breaking out in places as marchers clashed. At least three groups had planned rallies or demonstrations at different sites in the city, including members of the so-called Proud Boys...
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Multiple groups, including Rose City Antifa, the Proud Boys and conservative activist Haley Adams protest in downtown Portland, Ore., Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 4:33 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Competing demonstrations spilled into the streets of downtown Portland on Saturday, with fights breaking out in places as marchers clashed. At least three groups had planned rallies or demonstrations at different sites in the city, including members of the so-called Proud Boy...
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Sudanese policemen stand guard, as supporters of Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the military council, better known as Hemedti, attend a military-backed rally, in Mayo district, south of Khartoum, Sudan, Saturday, June 29, 2019. Sudan's ruling generals say they have accepted a joint proposal from the African Union and Ethiopia to work toward a transitional government. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
June 29, 2019 - 12:51 pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council warned protest leaders Saturday that they would be held responsible for any destruction or damage by "vandals" and people "with an agenda" ahead of planned mass rallies demanding civilian rule more than two months after the military ousted...
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Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of detained Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, seen in poster, outside the Iranian Embassy in London, Saturday June 29, 2019, on the day he ended his 15-day hunger strike and his imprisoned wife also ended her own hunger in an Iran jail. Richard Ratcliffe has been camping outside the Iranian Embassing to support his wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman convicted in 2016 and jailed for five years for alleged spying against Iran. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 29, 2019 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has ended her hunger strike after 15 days. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe told the BBC that his wife had eaten some porridge with apple and banana. Richard Ratcliffe said Saturday he is "relieved because I wouldn't have wanted her...
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Susan Bro, center, mother of Heather Heyer who was killed in 2017 during a white supremacist rally, Gets a hug from a supporter after the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. in federal court in Charlottesville, Va., Friday, June 28, 2019. Fields was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a car attack during a white supremacist rally in 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 28, 2019 - 2:59 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a young woman and injuring dozens, apologized to his victims Friday before being sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges. James Alex Fields Jr., of...
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New York City Mayor and and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio joins a strikers at Miami International Airport Thursday, June 27, 2019. During his speech, he said the Spanish slogan “Hasta la Victoria, siempre!” a phrase associated with revolutionary leader Che Guevara and a rally cry for Fidel Castro. That drew criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro’s government. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)
June 27, 2019 - 5:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn'...
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Riot police clear barricades blocked by protesters outside the police headquarters as thousands gathered to demand for an independent inquiry into a heavy-handed police crackdown at a protest earlier this month, in Hong Kong during the early hours of Thursday, June 27, 2019. Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest protest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit this week that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 27, 2019 - 4:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters opposed to legislation they fear would reduce Hong Kong's judicial independence rallied outside the Justice Department on Thursday, as the territory's leader remained out of public view for a second week. A few hundred people staged a sit-in on the street in front of the...
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