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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo a rescue worker searches the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woes

Jan. 27, 2020 1:23 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload some luggage to make its weight for flight. Nearly...

A demonstrator carries a poster with the photo of his murdered son during a march against violence called

Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protesters

Jan. 26, 2020 6:47 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital's main square Sunday as supporters of Mexico's president hurled insults at the families — including dozens of Mormons with dual U.S.-citizenship. Fervent...

Prof arrested amid protest against white nationalism may sue

Jan. 26, 2020 4:42 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University associate professor arrested last summer while protesting against a farmers’ market vendor alleged to have ties to a white supremacist group has taken a step toward filing a civil lawsuit against the city of Bloomington. Attorneys for Cara Caddoo...

Anti-government protesters hold a huge Iraqi flag as they gather during a protest in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraqi protesters defy top cleric and return to the streets

Jan. 26, 2020 3:28 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — One protester was killed by security forces after hundreds of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Iraq's capital and southern provinces on Sunday, defying a powerful Iraqi religious leader who recently withdrew his support from the popular movement. Separately, five Katyusha...

Utah American Indian mascot change resolution draws protest

Jan. 26, 2020 2:39 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah legislator's proposed resolution discouraging schools from renaming mascots involving Native Americans prompted a protest at the state Capitol. “Native mascots at their very core are dehumanizing,” James Courage Singer, co-founder of the Utah League of Native...

Women protest against the latest murder of two women, in Mexico City, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. During the past couple of weeks two women activists, attorney Yunuen Lopez Sanchez and Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre where both murdered by unknown assailants. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

Mexican women protest murders of activists, target monuments

Jan. 25, 2020 10:13 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Several hundred feminist activists warmed up with chants Saturday next to a monument to murdered Mexican women before filling a street in the capital and dousing female police officers with red paint. It was the latest in a series of rowdy all-female protests that have flooded central...

Anti-government protester run during clashes with security forces in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Security forces set fire to anti-government protest tents in the country's south early Saturday and re-opened key public squares in Baghdad that had been occupied by demonstrators for months. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

4 dead, tents ablaze after Iraq cleric pulls protest support

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq cracked down on anti-government protesters who have been occupying key public squares for months, leaving four demonstrators dead Saturday in a country reeling from political turmoil and violence. Security forces set fire to protesters' tents in southern Iraq and reopened public areas...

Riot police sprayed anti-government protesters with water cannons as they try to cross to the central government building during ongoing protests in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Hundreds of Lebanese gathered outside the central government building to reject the newly formed Cabinet, while some protesters breached tight security erected around it, removing a metal gate and barbed wire prompting a stream of water cannons from security forces. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese protesters rally downtown despite enhanced security

Jan. 25, 2020 1:33 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese gathered outside Beirut's central government building Saturday to reject the newly formed Cabinet. Protesters breached tight security around the building, removing a metal gate and barbed wire and prompting security forces to respond with water cannon and tear gas. The...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)

Protests or not, politics and Olympics are intertwined

Jan. 25, 2020 12:05 AM EST

More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into Olympic...

In this Sept. 29, 1964 photo, Rev. Martin Luther King, foreground, speaks with the media speaks at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference convention in Savannah, Ga. Ralph D. Abernathy, center, and Andrew Young, top, listen. Savannah Morning News photo chief Steve Bisson discovered the image along with 13 other negatives submerged within the newspaper’s old photo files, showing documentation of two Savannah appearances by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964. (Savannah Morning News via AP)

Archived photos rekindle need to keep MLK's legacy alive

Jan. 25, 2020 12:01 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As Savannah Morning News photo chief Steve Bisson worked through a half-century-old box of negatives to catalog and scan, he made a discovery. Submerged within the newspaper’s old photo files, 14 negatives provided documentation of two Savannah appearances by the Rev. Martin...