Political and civil unrest

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, arrives at chamber of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked the protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill. Hong Kong officials pleaded on Tuesday, Oct. 22, for authorities in Taiwan to let the man surrender himself for killing his girlfriend while visiting the self-ruled island last year.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 23, 2019 - 2:22 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. "I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill," Secretary for Security John Lee told the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, arrives at chamber of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is feuding with Taiwan over a fugitive murder suspect whose case indirectly sparked the protests in Hong Kong over an extradition bill. Hong Kong officials pleaded on Tuesday, Oct. 22, for authorities in Taiwan to let the man surrender himself for killing his girlfriend while visiting the self-ruled island last year.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
October 23, 2019 - 2:10 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong's crisis (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. Hong Kong's government has formally withdrawn an unpopular extradition bill that sparked unruly protests, which morphed into a broader campaign for democratic change in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. The security...
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A police water cannon charges a crowd of anti-government demonstrators during a protest in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Chile has been facing days of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
October 22, 2019 - 5:04 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Rioting, arson attacks and violent clashes wracked Chile for a fifth day Tuesday, as the government raised the death toll to 15 in an upheaval that has almost paralyzed the South American country long seen as the region's oasis of stability. About half of Chile's 16 regions...
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Anti-government protesters sit in front of a barbed-wire barrier on a road that leads to the Government House, during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Prime Minister Saad Hariri briefed western and Arab ambassadors Tuesday of a reform plan approved by the Cabinet that Lebanon hopes would increase foreign investments to help its struggling economy amid wide skepticism by the public who continued in their protests for the sixth day. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 22, 2019 - 10:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's embattled prime minister sought international support Tuesday for economic reforms announced a day earlier, which were intended to pacify massive protests calling for his government to resign. Saad Hariri hopes the reform package will increase foreign investments and help...
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A line of police separate supporters of opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa, a former president, left, from supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for his fourth term, outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
October 21, 2019 - 10:32 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's electoral authority announced Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count. A crowd burned the offices...
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An anti-government protester adds an object to burning chairs and benches amid a march by students and union members in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile’s capital on Monday, continuing disturbances that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is “at war.” (AP Photo/Miguel Arenas)
October 21, 2019 - 7:33 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protesters defied an emergency decree and confronted police in Chile's capital Monday, continuing violent clashes, arson and looting that have left at least 11 dead and led the president to say the country is "at war." Police used tear gas and streams of water to break up a...
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FILE - In this Jan 8, 2016, file photo, Burns resident Steve Atkins, left, talks with Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, following a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. Bundy’s family played central roles in a 2014 standoff over grazing fees in Nevada and the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
October 21, 2019 - 6:01 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. The...
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Anti-government protesters with the colors of the Lebanese national flag painted on their faces and with Arabic that reads "Revolution," pose for a photograph in front of the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Protesters have closed major roads around Lebanon ahead of an emergency Cabinet meeting to discuss a rescue plan for the country's crumbling economy. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
October 21, 2019 - 11:21 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Cabinet approved a package of economic reforms and a 2020 budget with no new taxes on Monday, hoping to appease the thousands of protesters that have taken to the streets for the last five days to demand the government step down. Prime Minister Saad Hariri described the...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, leaves a mosque in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. Lam and other officials apologized to leaders of the Kowloon Mosque after riot police sprayed the building's gate and some people nearby with a blue-dyed liquid from a water cannon as they tried to contain pro-democracy demonstrations Sunday. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2019 - 5:42 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials apologized to Muslim leaders Monday after riot police sprayed a mosque and bystanders with a water cannon while trying to contain turbulent pro-democracy demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The city's leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, and...
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People hold up their phones with the torches switched on during a Catalan pro-independence protest in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Barcelona and the rest of the restive Spanish region of Catalonia are reeling from several days of violent protests for the sentencing of 12 separatist leaders to lengthy prison sentences.Riots have broken out at nightfall following huge peaceful protests each day since Monday's Supreme Court verdict. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
October 21, 2019 - 4:06 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish leader Pedro Sánchez is traveling to Barcelona, the protest-struck capital of the northeastern Catalonia region, to visit with injured police officers and talks with officials in charge of security. Clashes between separatists and police waned over the weekend after...
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