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Hong Kong police sound alarm over homemade explosives

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's much-maligned police force provided a rare behind-the-scenes look Friday at its bomb disposal squad to show the potentially deadly destructive force of homemade explosives seized during months of protests that have shaken the Chinese territory. In a demonstration for media...

Indian police fatally shoot 4 suspects in gang-rape case

Dec. 6, 2019 1:57 AM EST

SHADNAGAR, India (AP) — Indian police on Friday fatally shot and killed four men suspected of raping and killing a woman in southern India, leading some to celebrate their deaths as justice in a case that has sparked protests across the country. The men, who were in police custody and had not been...

Board considers plan on moving Ole Miss Confederate monument

Dec. 6, 2019 1:07 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State officials are considering the University of Mississippi's proposal to move a Confederate soldier monument from a central spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery that's still on campus but in a less prominent location. Trustees of the Mississippi Department of...

Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

Dec. 5, 2019 10:14 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was a projectile fired by riot police, Indonesian video journalist Veby Mega Indah is still seeking answers. On Sept. 29, Indah was among a group of reporters covering one of the hundreds of clashes between armed...

US considers sending several thousand more troops to Mideast

Dec. 5, 2019 9:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East to help deter Iranian aggression, amid reports of escalating violence in Iran and continued meddling by Tehran in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the region. John Rood, defense undersecretary for...

Buttigieg backs black leaders after Indiana event disrupted

Dec. 5, 2019 7:18 PM EST

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is applauding African American leaders in his home city for “speaking their truth” after a protester disrupted an event held to demonstrate black support for the mayor in South Bend, Indiana. African American leaders held...

Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform

Dec. 5, 2019 6:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators Thursday as the Eiffel Tower shut down, France’s high-speed trains came to a standstill and hundreds of thousands marched nationwide in a strike over the government’s plan to overhaul the retirement system. At least 90 people were...

Arkansas court won't prohibit judge from hearing AG's cases

Dec. 5, 2019 3:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the state attorney general's request to prohibit a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty from handling any cases involving her office. In a 4-3 decision, justices rejected the request by Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to...

Young and old march in unity, fear at French pension change

Dec. 5, 2019 2:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Anger, solidarity, tear gas and frozen noses. That pretty well sums up the atmosphere inside Thursday’s mass Paris protest by demonstrators from across the generations against the government's retirement reform plans. The march through eastern Paris was a mishmash of social discontent,...

Fears rise as at least 13 stabbed in Baghdad square

Dec. 5, 2019 1:23 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 13 people were stabbed Thursday in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Iraq’s protest movement, security and medical officials said, stoking fears of infiltration by unknown groups among anti-government demonstrators. Parliament was scheduled to meet Thursday to...