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Protesters flash LED lights from their mobile phones during a rally Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing their protests calling for the government to step down and reforms to the constitution and the monarchy, despite legal charges being filed against them and the possibility of violence from their opponents or a military crackdown. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

Thailand's pro-democracy protesters warn of possible coup

Nov. 27, 2020 8:00 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand, undeterred by arrest warrants and the possibility of violent attacks, held another rally on Friday, poking fun at their critics and warning of the possibility of a military coup. The potential for violence was illustrated after their last rally on...

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta speaks during an interview in her office Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wellington, New Zealand. Mahutu is the first Indigenous Maori woman to be appointed foreign minister in New Zealand, and promises to bring a new perspective to the role. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

AP Interview: Mahuta hits refresh on New Zealand diplomacy

Nov. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Diplomats like to remain neutral but Nanaia Mahuta let the veil slip a little when a winner was declared in the U.S. election by tweeting a smiley-face emoji. Mahuta, the first indigenous Maori woman to be appointed New Zealand's foreign affairs minister, suppresses a...

Tiger Woods walks alone the fourth fairway during the third round of the Masters golf tournament Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Upcoming ESPN documentary examines Woods and racial identity

Nov. 19, 2020 1:20 PM EST

A look at Tiger Woods through the prisms of race and identity will be the subject of an of an ESPN documentary debuting later this month. “Tiger Woods: America’s Son” will premiere on Nov. 29. The one-hour documentary explores the significance of Woods becoming the first Black golfer to win a...

Susan Tingley, the executive director of the Vigo County Historical Museum, talks about the history of voting in Vigo County as she stands by a display in the museum, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in Terre Haute, Ind. Indiana's Vigo County had been America’s more reliable presidential bellwether, voting in line with the rest of the nation since 1956. But that winning streak ended this year, as it did for nearly all the country’s bellwethers, most of them blue-collar, overwhelmingly white communities in the Rust Belt. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

America's bellwethers crumbled in aligning with Trump in '20

Nov. 18, 2020 3:05 PM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A glass case in the history museum on the main street through this city celebrates its curious place in American lore: There’s a photo of John F. Kennedy Jr. on the courthouse steps, and Richard Nixon at Terre Haute's little airport. A newsreel playing on a loop describes it...

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In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

Nov. 17, 2020 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth. In “Small Axe,” McQueen’s ambitious five-film anthology about London’s West Indian community, the “12 Years a Slave” director resurrects the...

Journalists gather around an ancient sarcophagus more than 2500 years old, discovered in a vast necropolis and Mostafa Waziri, the secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, center, in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues south of Cairo. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt unveils ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara

Nov. 14, 2020 7:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo. Colorful, sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 file photo, visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, England. The British government went against the recommendations of planning officials when it gave its consent Thursday Nov. 12, 2020, to controversial plans for a road tunnel to be built near the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England in order to ease congestion along a stretch widely prone to gridlock. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Tunnel plan near Stonehenge gets UK government consent

Nov. 12, 2020 5:49 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government went against the recommendations of planning officials Thursday, approving controversial plans for a road tunnel to be built near the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England. The project, which is aimed at trying to ease traffic along a stretch of road...

FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Serb Orthodox Monastery of Visoki Decani in western Kosovo. Italian mediation on Thursday Nov. 12, 2020, helped resolve a two-decade dispute between Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government and the Serb minority, allowing a key road project that bypasses the historic Christian Orthodox monastery listed as an endangered World Heritage site. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, File)

Kosovo's rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site

Nov. 12, 2020 11:43 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Italian mediation on Thursday helped resolve a long-running dispute between Kosovo's ethnic Albanian government and the Serb minority, allowing a highway project that will bypass a historic Christian Orthodox monastery listed as an endangered World Heritage site. Serb Orthodox...

This Nov. 5, 2020, photo provided by the Sealaska Heritage Institute shows a Zoom memorial service for Tlingit elder David Katzeek, conducted by the Institute, showing highlights of Katzeek's life as people honored him over the internet as the pandemic had made in-person ceremonies impossible.  (Sealaska Heritage Institute via AP)

Alaska Tlingits hold memorial ceremony online amid pandemic

Nov. 10, 2020 8:26 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When a Tlingit elder dies, leaders from the Alaska Native tribe’s two houses, the Raven and Eagle clans, typically come together along with family and well-wishers for a memorial ceremony featuring displays of traditional tribal regalia. After elder, tribal leader and...

President Donald Trump arrives with Vice President Mike Pence for a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Latest: Trump predicts he'll 'so easily' win Michigan

Nov. 3, 2020 12:22 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 12:20 a.m. President Donald Trump declared he would win Michigan “so easily” as he rallied supporters in a midnight gathering that wraps up his reelection campaign and heralds the beginning of Election Day. Thousands...