Political and civil unrest

February 17, 2018 - 9:48 pm
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Malik Yarbrough converted five straight free throws in the final minute to allow Illinois State to hold off a late rally by Northern Iowa, 79-75 in a Missouri Valley Conference clash on Saturday night. Illinois State entered the game tied with Drake for the No. 3 seed into the...
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Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, "Stop Spilling Our Blood" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 17, 2018 - 9:44 pm
The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women's March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment...
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Alessandra Mondolfi holds a sign against AR-15 weapons as she yells, "No More" during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, is charged with killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 17, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with local officials about the Florida school shooting, offering condolences and support. The White House says in a statement that Trump called...
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February 17, 2018 - 4:53 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Indiana survived one of its strangest games of the season and kept its winning streak alive with the Big Ten tournament less than two weeks away. Still, the Hoosiers needed a record-setting performance from Robert Johnson to hold off the reeling Hawkeyes. Johnson scored a...
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February 17, 2018 - 11:30 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's defense minister on Saturday ruled out a military takeover a day after the East African nation declared a new state of emergency amid the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. The United States said it "strongly disagrees" with the new...
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A model wears a creation by designer Mulberry at the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion week runway show in London, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.(Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
February 16, 2018 - 4:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — It's time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion universe. London Fashion Week kicked off Friday with catwalk shows by Bora Aksu and Mulberry, and headliners over the next few days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Designer Vivienne...
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A moment of the clashes between the police and militants of the social centers, who were protesting against a demonstration of far-right movement "Forza Nuova" in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Four students and a policeman were hurt in clashes between leftists and police. (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 3:04 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italian police have turned water cannons on anti-fascist protesters in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. Clashes broke out Friday afternoon and evening when police intervened to prevent anti-fascist protesters...
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In this picture taken on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, exiled former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky poses for a portrait for the Associated Press during an interview in London. Russian oligarch-turned-dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he’s not interested in replacing Vladimir Putin as president. Khodorkovsky told The Associated Press in an interview Thursday that he might line up behind TV star Ksenia Sobchak in next month’s presidential election _ or he might just cast a spoiled ballot.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 16, 2018 - 1:18 pm
LONDON (AP) — He once was Russia's richest man, and then for 10 years its most famous prisoner. Now Mikhail Khodorkovsky wants to try a new mantle: godfather of Russian democracy. Khodorkovsky is playing a long game, looking well past the Russian presidential election on March 18 that is guaranteed...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:16 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government has filed criminal charges against 50 activists over a recent protest in which they demanded the army give up power and restore civilian rule through elections, a lawyers' group said Friday. The Lawyers Association of Thailand said Friday that seven...
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, during press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Desalegn announced that he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a "lasting peace." (AP Photo)
February 15, 2018 - 11:25 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister announced Thursday he has submitted a resignation letter after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century, saying he hoped the surprise decision would help planned reforms succeed and create a "lasting peace." "I want to be part of...
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