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Thai anti-government protesters gather in front of the Royal Thai Army Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, July 20, 2020. Anti-government protesters are calling for a new constitution, new elections and an end to repressive laws. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai activists follow up large protest with smaller actions

Jul. 20, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai political activists held small protests Monday outside the prime minister’s offices and an army installation, seeking to sustain momentum from a surprisingly large anti-government demonstration on Saturday. The weekend protest in Bangkok, which drew more than 2,000 people,...

In this image provided by the Freedom Initiative Mohamed Amashah is greeted by family members upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., on Monday, July 6, 2020. The American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. (Bushra Soltan/Freedom Initiative via AP)

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

Jul. 6, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An American medical student detained without trial in an Egyptian prison for nearly 500 days has been freed and returned to the United States, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. The release of Mohamed Amashah, a dual Egyptian-American citizen from Jersey City, New Jersey, followed...