Political and civil unrest

Vehicles are parked outside the Grand Mosque in Weizhou in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, early Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
August 11, 2018 - 3:27 am
WEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest. The Global Times said that local officials in...
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A man throws a plastic bottle at riot police during protests outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Tens of thousands of Romanians flocked to an anti-government protest in Bucharest on Friday, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 11, 2018 - 3:21 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian police on Saturday defended their use of force after an anti-government protest turned violent leaving 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment. Marius Militaru, spokesman for Romania's riot police, said 70 people, including 11 riot...
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Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Palestinian Health Ministry says several bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 10, 2018 - 10:11 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's military says its forces have struck a Hamas position in Gaza after Palestinians rallying at the Gaza border threw a grenade and explosive devices at troops stationed there. The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 file photo, Oleg Sentsov gestures as the verdict is delivered, as he stands behind bars at a court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia says his client has become increasingly frail. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 marks the 87th day that Oleg Sentsov has been refusing food in a Russian prison. His lawyer Dmitry Dinze said after visiting him Tuesday that Sentsov has a very low hemoglobin level, resulting in anemia and a slow heartbeat of about 40 beats per minute. (AP Photo, file)
August 10, 2018 - 8:37 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday about his concern for a Ukrainian filmmaker who is on a hunger strike in a Siberian prison. Macron urged the Russian leader to find a humanitarian solution since Oleg Sentsov's health "seems to be...
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August 10, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and police officials in the nation's capital say they are confident the city can manage this weekend's planned white nationalist rally without violence. The Unite the Right 2 rally will take place Sunday afternoon in Lafayette Park in front of the White House. One year...
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A man flashes victory signs next to a riot police line outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Romanians who live abroad have begun an anti-government protest calling on the left-wing government to resign and an early election. The expatriates, some of whom drove across Europe for the demonstration, are angry about the Romania is governed. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
August 10, 2018 - 7:12 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians who live abroad flocked to an anti-government protest in Bucharest on Friday, urging the left-wing government to resign and call an early election. The expatriates, some of whom drove across Europe to attend the demonstration, are angry about how Romania is...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2015, file photo, Chinese Hui Muslims pray during Eid al-Fitr prayers at Niujie Mosque in Beijing. Authorities in northwestern China were poised to begin demolition of a mosque Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, despite protests by hundreds of members of the country's Muslim Hui ethnic minority determined to preserve the newly built structure. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:24 am
BEIJING (AP) — Thousands of Muslims gathered at a mosque in northwestern China on Friday to protest its planned demolition in a rare, public pushback to the government's efforts to rewrite how religions are practiced in the country. A large crowd of Hui people, a Muslim ethnic minority, began...
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Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Palestinian Health Ministry says several bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
August 10, 2018 - 12:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire Friday that ended two days of an intense flare-up in violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel's military said that no rockets were fired from Gaza at...
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Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike on a building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center in Gaza City, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Palestinian officials say Israeli warplanes have attacked the cultural center in Gaza City. The Palestinian Health Ministry says seven bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening's airstrike in the Shati refugee camp. (AP Photo/Arafat Kareem)
August 09, 2018 - 2:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a...
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Pro-life demonstrators against decriminalizing abortion celebrate outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. The Argentine Senate rejected the bill to legalize elective abortion for pregnancies up to 14 weeks. (AP Photo/Luisa Balaguer)
August 09, 2018 - 9:15 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalization of the procedure in the homeland of Pope Francis. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours...
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