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A protester gestures in front of the burning 3rd Precinct building of the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

May. 29, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for...

People gather in front of the Minneapolis police standing guard, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, as they protest the arrest and death of George Floyd who died in police custody Monday night in Minneapolis after video shared online by a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

May. 28, 2020 4:56 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, March 8, 2020, a migrant looks out from a detention center in the village of Fylakio, Evros region, near the Greek-Turkish border.  Police in northern Greece say migrants staged a violent protest at the Fylakio holding site near the country’s border with Turkey, Tuesday May 12, 2020, causing extensive damage to living quarters and facilities.  (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, FILE)

Greece: 2 migrants on eastern island test positive for virus

May. 12, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek officials said Tuesday they have registered the first cases of the new coronavirus in two migrants on an eastern island after they arrived from Turkey last week and were placed in a special quarantine facility. They said the two asylum seekers have not developed symptoms...

Hong Kong police grapple with pro-democracy protesters

May. 10, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police in Hong Kong grappled with pro-democracy protesters who gathered in shopping malls on Sunday to sing, chant slogans and flash hand signs after permission for a Mother’s Day march was denied. The incident indicated a desire on the part of some in the pro-democracy camp...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo, technicians walk at the under construction site of the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai's Expo 2020 world's fair will be postponed to Oct. 1, 2021, over the new coronavirus pandemic, a Paris-based body behind the events said Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Dubai Expo 2020 world’s fair postponed to October 1, 2021

May. 4, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's Expo 2020 world's fair will be postponed to Oct. 1, 2021, over the new coronavirus pandemic, a Paris-based body behind the events said Monday. The announcement by the Bureau International des Expositions came just hours after police in Kuwait dispersed what they...

A Lebanese policeman gestures to firefighters as they extinguish a police car that was set on fire by anti-government protesters, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Hundreds of angry Lebanese took part Tuesday in the funeral of a young man killed in riots overnight in Tripoli that were triggered by the crash of Lebanon's national currency that sent food prices soaring. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Riots in crisis-hit Lebanon reflect growing poverty, despair

Apr. 28, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli clashed with troops until late Tuesday night leaving several injured on both sides in some of the most serious riots triggered by an economic crisis spiraling out of control amid a weeks-long virus lockdown. After a brief...

Anti-government protesters scuffle with Lebanese army soldiers in the town of Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, April 27, 2020. Scattered anti-government protests broke out in several parts of Lebanon on Monday amid a crash in the local currency and a surge in food prices, leading to road closures that prevented medical teams from setting out from Beirut to conduct coronavirus tests across the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Riots in impoverished north Lebanon city amid currency crash

Apr. 27, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in northern Lebanon Monday amid a crash in the local currency and a surge in food prices. Dozens of young men smashed the fronts of local banks and set fire to an army vehicle, as the protests turned into riots. The Red Cross said its...

Police remove foreign migrants from the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town, Sourth Africa, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The migrants, who had been sheltering there for months, refused to leave the church and had previously demanded that South Africa relocate them to other countries, including the United States and Canada, because they had been victims of xenophobic threats in South Africa last year. (AP Photo)

South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrants

Apr. 2, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months. The operation at the Central Methodist Church was aimed at ending a long standoff between...

Migrant dies in Mexico detention center riot over virus fear

Apr. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan migrant died during a riot at an immigration detention center in Mexico, where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions they say could expose them to the new coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. Twenty-seven migrants escaped from the facility in the Gulf coast...