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The Latest: 'Over half a million' march for new Brexit vote

Oct. 20, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on anti-Brexit protest Saturday in London (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Organizers of a major protest in London calling for a new Brexit referendum are estimating that 670,000 people have turned up for the event. Activists want a fresh referendum in which Britons can have a say on...

Protesters march in London to demand new vote on Brexit

Oct. 20, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union. Organizers want the public to have a final say on the government's Brexit deal with the EU, arguing that new facts have come to light about the...

Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

Oct. 20, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators gathered in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to express their disapproval with China's stance toward their island. China cut off contact with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's government shortly after her inauguration in 2016 and has been...

The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

Oct. 19, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America's immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party is...

2 arrested, Proud Boys probed after brawl outside GOP club

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of a far-right group said Friday he was arranging the surrender of members wanted by police in connection with a New York City street brawl after a speech he gave last week. Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes told The New York Times said he expects the rest of the group's wanted...

Protesters gather on Gaza frontier, Israeli fire wounds 77

Oct. 19, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The militant...

Indian temple priests turn back women, defying court ruling

Oct. 19, 2018 9:17 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Dozens of Hindu priests on Friday joined conservative protesters to block women of menstruating age from one of the world's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites, defying a ruling from India's top court to let them enter. The priests threatened to stop rituals and prayers in the Sabarimala temple...

Poland: Local races offer gauge of ruling party's support

Oct. 19, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Local elections on Sunday are expected to measure popular support for Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The voting for local offices — from city mayors to village councilors...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Oct. 19, 2018 4:35 AM EDT

Anti-India protests and clashes between Kashmiri demonstrators and government forces occurred this week in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Protests had taken place Tuesday during the last phase of local elections, and on Wednesday following a gunbattle between militants and government forces...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Oct. 19, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Thousands upon thousands of Venezuelan migrants braved multiple borders and walked until their feet bled to look for a better life in the countries...