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Cambodian evictions trigger villagers' brawl with police

Apr. 19, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Eight protesters were arrested and six policemen hurt Friday in southern Cambodia when villagers angry about being evicted tried to block a main road, police said. Gen. Chuon Narin, the police chief of the coastal city of Sihanoukville, said fighting broke out when police tried...

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Apr. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, at the start of the Easter holiday weekend. The Extinction Rebellion group said it would mount a...

First Red Cross aid distributed in crisis-torn Venezuela

Apr. 16, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery of aid to...

UK police arrest more than 200 in climate change protests

Apr. 16, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Police say they have arrested more than 200 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill. The group Extinction Rebellion is organizing several weeks of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure...

Support strong for Guaidó in devastated Venezuelan oil city

Apr. 15, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has met obstacles at nearly every turn since he declared presidential powers in a bid to end socialist President Nicolas Maduro's rule, and his visit to this once-thriving oil center was no different. He was forced to take a boat to...

Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zoo

Apr. 7, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on Sunday in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. Vets and volunteers from Four Paws International transported some 40 animals into Israel from the neglected zoo in...

Hamas tightens grip on Gaza, fails to break Israel blockade

Apr. 1, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants' increasingly unpopular rule....

Rockets from Gaza Strip hit Israel; 4 die at border protest

Mar. 31, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Militants fired five rockets from Gaza into Israel early Sunday, the Israeli military said, following a day of Palestinian mass protests along the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence. Four Palestinians, including three teen-agers, were shot dead and dozens were wounded by Israeli...

The Latest: Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel

Mar. 30, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on protests at Gaza border with Israel (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Israeli military says five rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip and landed in open areas in the south of the country. No casualties were reported. No Palestinian group claimed...

Gaza officials say Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops

Mar. 30, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials said Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man near the perimeter fence with Israel early Saturday, hours before a planned mass rally that is to mark a year of weekly border protests. The fatal shooting was bound to raise tensions at a time when...