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Stories with subject: Political and civil unrest
  • 2 men plead guilty to foiled Ferguson bomb plot 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 2:44 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Two St. Louis men pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that they planned a bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief and other officials following the killing there last summer of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

  • Burundi: Electoral body considering new election schedule story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 1:59 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's electoral commission is considering alternative dates for national elections amid growing calls for the polls to be postponed because of political unrest, an official said Tuesday as anti-government protests returned to parts of the capital.

  • Egypt's el-Sissi heads to Germany, seeking Western support story has photos
    Updated: Jun-02-15 12:56 pm

    CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travels to Berlin on Tuesday, where German leaders are ready to roll out the red carpet for the ex-general despite what monitors describe as his government's abysmal human rights record.

  • Washington County Sheriff's Office buys $68K in riot gear 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 9:11 pm

    HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The Washington County Sheriff's Office has bought $68,000 in riot gear, saying the recent unrest in Baltimore was too close to home to ignore.

  • Activists protesting UW animal lab come down from excavator 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:38 pm

    SEATTLE - The University of Washington says two animal rights activists who climbed to the top of an excavator at a construction site to protest the building of an animal research facility have come down with assistance from the Seattle Fire Department.

  • NYC schools can show students how to use condoms 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 7:49 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City public high schools can show students how to use condoms in high school health classes, a change from a previous policy that did not allow such demonstrations in classrooms.

  • Jewish protesters try to block Christian ritual at holy site 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:58 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police say they forcibly removed dozens of Jewish protesters trying to prevent a Christian ritual from taking place at a holy site revered in both religions.

  • Thousands protest in Honduras cities following scandal 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:36 pm

    MEXICO CITY - A protest movement organized over social media in Honduras has led to large demonstrations in cities around the Central American country.

  • Dance team coaches suspended for a year over protest 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 3:13 pm

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minnesota - The Minnesota State High School League on Monday approved one-year suspensions for dance team coaches from four schools who staged a protest during an awards ceremony earlier this year.

  • South Sudanese dissidents back home, raising hope for peace 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:41 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - Five South Sudanese dissident politicians who in 2013 faced accusations of mounting a failed coup have returned home from Kenya following talks mediated by African leaders, raising hopes for peace despite new fighting near the country's oil fields.

  • Alderman wants investigation of stun gun use on protesters 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 8:35 am

    ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis alderman is calling for an investigation after police used a stun gun on two protesters.

  • Israel Day Parade faces Jewish anti-Israel protesters story has photos
    Updated: May-31-15 11:49 pm

    NEW YORK - Marchers in the Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue faced some dissonant spectators: Orthodox Jews who don't believe Israel should exist.

  • Israel Day Parade faces Jewish anti-Israel protesters 
    Updated: May-31-15 5:28 pm

    NEW YORK - Marchers in the Israel Day Parade up Fifth Avenue faced some dissonant spectators: Orthodox Jews who don't believe Israel should exist.

  • Israeli premier warns of Palestinian boycott campaign 
    Updated: May-31-15 4:25 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel faces an "international campaign to blacken its name" aimed at delegitimizing its very existence regardless to its policies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. The international community disproportionally singles out the Jewish state for condemnation while remaining silent on major conflicts and human rights abuses in other countries, he said.

  • St. Louis police arrest 8 protesters 
    Updated: May-31-15 2:40 pm

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis police arrested eight protesters in downtown St. Louis.

  • Refugees fear history is repeating itself in Burundi 
    Updated: May-31-15 2:10 pm

    KAGUNGA, Tanzania - As a teenager Joseph Nakaha fled with his parents to neighboring Tanzania when ethnic-based fighting erupted in Burundi after independence in 1962. In 1972, he was a refugee again and then in 1993 when civil war broke out, he and his wife and grandchildren again fled the country.

  • Police block entry to Istanbul park on protest anniversary 
    Updated: May-31-15 9:53 am

    ISTANBUL - Turkish authorities have deployed thousands of police to block entry into Istanbul's Gezi Park, barring access to a few hundred demonstrators trying to mark the second anniversary of the start of the nationwide anti-government protests in 2013.

  • Egyptian-American released, flies back to US story has photos
    Updated: May-31-15 5:46 am

    WASHINGTON - An Egyptian-American who had been sentenced to life in prison in Egypt and had been on a hunger strike for more than a year before being freed has arrived back in the United States.

  • Venezuelans mass for year's largest anti-government protests 
    Updated: May-30-15 5:31 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country Saturday in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.

  • What would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup? story has photos
    Updated: May-30-15 5:03 pm

    NEW YORK - What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don't show up?

  • Gay-rights activists clash with foes in Moscow, 15 detained 
    Updated: May-30-15 10:56 am

    MOSCOW - Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents.

  • Spain: Scuffles during protest against leftist Podemos party 
    Updated: May-30-15 9:53 am

    MADRID - Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions.

  • Protesters gather at Phoenix mosque under close police watch 
    Updated: May-30-15 12:35 am

    PHOENIX - About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque on Friday as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart from each other.

  • Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 9:14 pm

    HONOLULU - Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.

  • Judge: Protesters must leave closed Catholic church June 5 story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 5:43 pm

    SCITUATE, Massachusetts - The clock is once again ticking for parishioners ordered to leave a shuttered Catholic church south of Boston where they have staged a protest for nearly 11 years.