Political and civil unrest

Palestinians inspect a military observation post that was hit by an Israeli tank shell east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 20, 2018. Israel pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza killing four Palestinians on Friday in a series of air strikes after gunmen shot at soldiers near the border, officials said. The Gaza Health Ministry said four Palestinians were killed. The militant Islamic Hamas that rules Gaza said three of the dead were members of the group. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
July 20, 2018 - 3:16 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, on Friday in a series of airstrikes after gunmen shot at soldiers near the border, officials said. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the sniper fire that triggered the heavy...
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July 20, 2018 - 5:07 am
PARIS (AP) — A top security aide for President Emmanuel Macron, caught on camera beating a protester, has been detained and is being questioned by authorities. A judicial official said Friday that Alexandre Benalla is being questioned on an array of counts ahead of potential charges. Among the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017 file photo, from left, Miami Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills, kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem this season could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policy issued to players this week. The policy obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, July 19, 2018 classifies anthem protests as conduct detrimental to the club, punishable by suspension without pay, a fine or both. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, File)
July 19, 2018 - 11:46 pm
The NFL and National Football League Players Association have agreed to halt enforcement of rules regarding the new national anthem policy while the two sides work on a resolution. The league and its players union issued a joint statement late Thursday, hours after The Associated Press reported...
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Sandinista faithful gather at the Juan Pablo II plaza to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 19, 2018. The Central American nation is marking the anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza in the throes of a political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protests seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 19, 2018 - 7:04 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua marked the 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza on Thursday amid a political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. The anniversary...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 25, 2018, file photo, Australian Roman Catholic nun Sr. Patricia Fox, center, is greeted by fellow nuns as she arrives to file her at the Justice Department shortly after filing a petition seeking to review a Bureau of Immigration order revoking her missionary visa in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of Sr. Patricia Fox who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers call the move "persecution" and say they'll appeal. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
July 19, 2018 - 9:53 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move "persecution" and said they would appeal. The Bureau of Immigration also wants to...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file picture centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, flanked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left, visits the Agriculture Fair in Paris, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Benalla an aide to President Emmanuel Macron, charged with security, has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester in May, reigning criticism on Macron notably due to the light punishment _ a two-week suspension. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:31 am
PARIS (AP) — A video showing one of French President Emmanuel Macron's security chiefs beating a student demonstrator in May, until now cloaked in secrecy, is drawing a fierce public backlash over what is seen as mild punishment — a two-week suspension and a change in responsibilities. The growing...
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Armed pro-government militia members flash victory signs as they occupy the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. On Tuesday, Nicaraguan government forces retook the symbolically important neighborhood that had become a center of resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 18, 2018 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with seven...
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Sandinista militias stand guard at a torn down barricade after police and pro-government militias stormed the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Heavily armed police and militias laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Cristibal Venegas)
July 17, 2018 - 11:22 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians on Tuesday laid siege to and then retook a symbolically important neighborhood that had recently become a center of resistance to President Daniel Ortega's government. Government forces began advancing on Masaya's...
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Security removes an apparent protester before a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 4:48 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — The writer and political activist who was forcibly removed from a room where U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were about to give a joint news conference said Tuesday he wasn't trying to protest. Sam Husseini, a contributor to The Nation magazine, told...
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The grandmother of Jose Esteban Sevilla Medina, who died after he was shot in the chest at a barricade during an attack by the police and paramilitary forces, cries during his burial in Masaya, Nicaragua, Monday, July 16, 2018. Tensions in Nicaragua erupted this spring after the government announced cuts to social security but then widened into a call for President Daniel Ortega to leave power. The crisis has left around 270 dead and more than 2,000 wounded as forces loyal to the government crack down on opponents. (AP Photo/Cristobal Venegas)
July 16, 2018 - 7:38 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Families began burying the dead Monday following a bloody weekend in Nicaragua as police and paramilitary groups attacked roadblocks set up by anti-government demonstrators demanding President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. The family and friends of 20-year-old...
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