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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha delivers a speech during the special session at the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Thailand's Parliament began a special session Monday that was called to address tensions as pro-democracy protests draw students and other demonstrators into the streets almost daily demanding the prime minister's resignation. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai parliament opens special session over protest tensions

Oct. 26, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Parliament began a special session Monday that was called to address tensions as pro-democracy protests draw students and other demonstrators into the streets almost daily demanding the prime minister's resignation. As Speaker of the House Chuan Leekpai began the session,...

FILE - In this March, 10, 2015, file photo, New Mexico state Sen. Jacob R. Candelaria speaks during the Senate Public Affairs Committee at the state Capital in Santa Fe, N.M. On Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, Candelaria said he received anonymous threatening telephone messages shortly after publicly criticizing a political demonstration that took place outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety. (Luke E. Montavon/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, File)

State legislator flees home after threatening calls received

Oct. 26, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state senator says he received anonymous threatening telephone messages after publicly criticizing people for gathering without masks at a political demonstration outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria said Sunday that he received a...

People gather at Plaza Italia on the day Chileans voted in a referendum to decide whether the country should replace its 40-year-old constitution, written during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

2/3rds of Chilean voters back rewriting their constitution

Oct. 25, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Amid a year of contagion and turmoil, Chileans turned out Sunday to vote overwhelmingly in favor of having a constitutional convention draft a new charter to replace guiding principles imposed four decades ago under the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. The country's...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

Jews For Trump car parade stirs protests, fights in New York

Oct. 25, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Skirmishes broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump as a Jews For Trump convoy of hundreds of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled slowly through Manhattan and Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon. The caravan traveled from Coney Island to the...

Authorities investigating gun pulled at demonstrations

Oct. 25, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

WOODINVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities were investigating why a man wearing a pro-Trump baseball hat pulled out a handgun during a confrontation with demonstrators opposed to the president in suburban Seattle on Saturday. It happened after anti-Trump demonstrators, mostly teen and young adults, gathered in...

Members of a far-right organization and police remove women from a church where they were protesting church support for tightening Poland's already restrictive abortion law in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Poland constitutional court issued a ruling on Thursday that further restricts abortion rights in Poland, triggering four straight days of protests across Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Poles protest abortion ban in churches and on streets

Oct. 25, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Women's rights activists furious over a tightening of Poland's already restrictive abortion law staged protests outside and inside churches Sunday, disrupting Masses and finding themselves confronted with accusations of “barbaric” behavior. With the coronavirus surging...

A waiter stands outside a cafe in downtown Rome, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. For at least the next month, people outdoors except for small children must now wear masks in all of Italy, gyms, cinemas and movie theaters will be closed, ski slopes are off-limits to all but competitive skiers and cafes and restaurants must shut down in early evenings, under a decree signed on Sunday by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte, who ruled against another severe lockdown despite a current surge in COVID-19 infections. (Cecilia FabianoLaPresse via AP)

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Oct. 25, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's leader imposed at least a month of new restrictions across the country Sunday to fight rising coronavirus infections, shutting down gyms, pools and movie theaters, putting an early curfew on cafes and restaurants and mandating that people keep wearing masks outdoors. Worried about...

Anti-government protesters gather on the closed Joumhouriya Bridge that leads to the Green Zone government areas in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Tear gas fired as thousands mark one year of Iraq protests

Oct. 25, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of people took to Iraq’s streets on Sunday to mark one year since mass anti-government demonstrations swept the country, with police firing tear gas in central Baghdad to stop protesters from crossing strategic bridges and both sides reporting injuries. Protesters marched in...

Officer suspended for blaring 'Trump 2020' from NYPD vehicle

Oct. 25, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Sunday it has suspended an officer without pay a day after he was seen on video saying “Trump 2020” over a patrol vehicle's loudspeaker, a violation of department rules. The suspension is effective immediately and the incident remains under...