Protests and demonstrations

Protesters on boats oppose as workers of Japan's central government resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa, at Henoko in Nago city, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The Defense Ministry's local branch said an early stage of landfill work at Henoko on Okinawa's east coast began Thursday morning.(Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 12:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central government resumed work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on Thursday even though Okinawa residents see the project as an undemocratic imposition on the small southern island. An early stage of landfill work at Henoko on Okinawa's east coast began...
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Pakistan religious students and other protesters raise their hands to condemn Supreme Court's decision in favor of a Christian woman Asia Bibi, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Pakistan's top court on Wednesday acquitted Bibi who was sentenced to death under the country's controversial blasphemy law, a landmark ruling that sparked protests by hard-line Islamists and raised fears of violence. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
October 31, 2018 - 3:37 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry protests over the verdict. Asia Bibi was in an...
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This undated Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo shows Robert Bowers, the suspect in the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:06 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on the funerals of the victims of the massacre at the synagogue in Pittsburgh (all times local): 2 p.m. The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre has been indicted by a federal grand jury. The indictment, which was expected, was announced Wednesday. It charges...
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University of Hawaii President David Lassner, left, speaks at a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 in Honolulu accompanied by state Board of Land and Natural Resources Chairwoman Suzanne Case, second from left, Attorney General Russell Suzuki,second from right, and Hawaii Gov. David Ige, right, regarding a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling upholding a decision to grant a permit for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. The state Supreme Court's 4-1 ruling is a victory for the contentious Thirty Meter Telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
October 30, 2018 - 10:09 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — After years of delay, including lengthy court battles and passionate protests from those willing to be arrested for blocking construction crews, builders of a giant telescope plan to move forward with constructing the $1.4 billion instrument on a Hawaii mountain that is considered...
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Students from the Yeshiva School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, pay their respects as the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz passes their school en route to Homewood Cemetery following a funeral service at the Jewish Community Center, Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. Rabinowitz was one of people killed while worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 30, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Jewish community began burying its dead Tuesday after the synagogue massacre, holding funerals for a beloved family doctor, a pillar of the congregation, and two 50-something brothers known as the Rosenthal "boys." President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 28, 2018 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is packing his campaign schedule before the midterm elections. Trump's campaign said Sunday that he will hold rallies in Florida and West Virginia later this week. With days to go before Election Day, Trump is seeking to boost Republicans in the face of...
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Policemen detain a journalist during a rally in support of the defendants involved in the Novoye Velichye (New Greatness) case in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. New Greatness members, including two teenage girls, were arrested in March 2018 on charges of creating an extremist group having planned to seize power in Russia by coup and who, according to their lawyers, were entrapped by an undercover agent. If found guilty, the New Greatness case defendants may face from six to ten years in prison. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
October 28, 2018 - 12:33 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow and St. Petersburg have detained about 50 people taking part in unauthorized demonstrations against a criminal case filed against 10 young Russians for allegedly taking part in in extremist group that aimed to overthrow the government. Lawyers for the 10 suspects who...
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October 27, 2018 - 12:05 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — An official in Cameroon says anti-riot police have arrested at least two dozen people who staged peaceful protests Saturday against the re-election of President Paul Biya. Territorial administration minister Paul Atanga Nji said among the arrested is a lawyer who...
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Migrant people after they spent third night at the border crossing in Maljevac, Bosnia, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. About 150 people have gathered at the border between Bosnia and Croatia, hoping for the European border to open for people fleeing war and poverty. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
October 27, 2018 - 11:54 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Migrants camping on Bosnia's border with European Union member Croatia say they are launching a hunger strike. Several dozen migrants have stayed out in the open for days insisting that Croatia let them in. They have...
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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Aktivist attend a protest march against the plans to clearing and grubbing the Hambach Forest for an open-pit lignite mine, near the city of Dueren, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The second sentence on the poster reads: 'Humbi stay'. (David Young/dpa via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 7:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in western Germany are demonstrating against a large strip coal mine that wants to expand into an ancient forest, with some activists occupying a coal excavator at the site. The Hambach mine has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of...
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