Political and civil unrest

Voters line up at a polling station during the presidential election in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Amidst hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is seeking a second, six-year term in an election that a growing chorus of foreign governments refuse to recognize after key opponents were barred from running. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez)
May 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Small groups of Venezuelan exiles are holding demonstrations in cities around the globe to protest their homeland's presidential election, which they say is a farce. Demonstrators in...
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May 19, 2018 - 7:15 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's health ministry says two Palestinians have died days after they were shot and wounded by Israeli gunfire during border protests. The ministry says Saturday the two, aged 20 and 58 respectively, had been in critical condition. The two were shot on Monday, when...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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Demonstrator sing along as the Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino band performs during a demonstration across the street from the building that once housed the office space of Aaron Schlossberg, Friday, May 18, 2018, in New York. Schlossberg, a lawyer who was caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking restaurant workers has been kicked out of his office space and faces a complaint from two elected officials. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
May 18, 2018 - 9:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariachi bands sang "La Cucaracha" and other Mexican songs during protests on Friday in front of the apartment building and the former office of a lawyer caught on video ranting against Spanish-speaking workers. Demonstrators outside the Manhattan office building demanded the...
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A teargas canister fired by Israeli troops falls over Palestinian protesters at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, May 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
May 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza's border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the "disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force" that killed at least 59 Palestinians earlier this week. Israel condemned the...
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A small group of Indian protestors hold placards to condemn what they say is Israel's aggression against Palestinians and the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, as they gather in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 17, 2018. Nearly 60 Palestinian demonstrators were killed by Israeli fire during protests on the Gaza border this week. Placards in Hindi language read "America down down, take my land and people and imprison them, enemy of humanity, I will still not compromise”. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 18, 2018 - 10:52 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The U.N.'s top human rights body has voted to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. The U.N. Human Rights Council, meeting in a special...
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May 18, 2018 - 3:19 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kuwait is urging the Security Council to condemn Israel's use of force against Palestinian civilians "in the strongest terms," especially in the Gaza Strip, and to deploy and international force to protect civilians. A draft resolution circulated by Kuwait, which is the Arab...
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Educators fill Bicentennial Plaza during a teachers rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Thousands of teachers rallied the state capital seeking a political showdown over wages and funding for public school classrooms. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 17, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Teachers in North Carolina, Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are bringing their fresh political willpower to the midterm elections after going on strike. North Carolina educators on Wednesday became the latest group to organize and rally at their state Capitol to demand increased...
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during the dedication ceremony of the Guatemala Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday May 16, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said Wednesday, an assertion that deepens the starkly different narratives on both sides over the deaths. Israel, which has faced blistering...
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Marwan Shtewi, 32, lies on the bed while his mother's Fatma, stands near him at the surgery's ward of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Shtewi was shot in his hand and abdomen by Israeli troops during a protest east of Gaza City on Monday. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking their lives in a weekly showdown meant to draw attention to the dire conditions of Gaza. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
May 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Marwan Shtewi is poor, unemployed and at the age of 32 has never even left the Gaza Strip. With few prospects and little to fear, Shtewi is among the crowds of young men who put themselves on the front lines of violent protests along the border with Israel, risking...
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