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Protesters brace themselves against the strong wind and heavy rain as they gather outside the Eastern Court in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Charges were read Wednesday against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting - the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations began in the city last month. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 31, 2019 - 2:02 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Charges were read Wednesday against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of rioting — the most serious charge brought since mass demonstrations began in the city last month. Standing in a heavy rain, supporters rallied outside the court and chanted "Reclaim Hong...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 14, 2019, file photo, the sun sets behind telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The man tasked with trying to find a way out of an impasse over the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii says he met with Native Hawaiian leaders. But the only issue they reached a consensus on was to meet again. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
July 29, 2019 - 9:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The man tasked with trying to find a way out of an impasse over the construction of a giant telescope in Hawaii says he met with Native Hawaiian leaders. But the only issue they reached a consensus on was to meet again. Hawaii County Mayor Kim said Monday he met Native Hawaiian...
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Riot police fire tear gas at protesters during a protest against police brutality at Sai Wan district in Hong Kong, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday for the second night in a row in another escalation of weeks-long pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 28, 2019 - 7:34 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Police repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets to drive back protesters blocking Hong Kong streets with road signs and umbrellas Sunday in another night of pitched battles as protests for democracy in the Chinese territory escalate. It was the second night in a row that tear...
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Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, right, is greeted by community leader Pua Case during a visit to the protest site blocking the construction of the TMT telescope on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the base of Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 8:18 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations against a giant telescope in Hawaii (all times local): ___ 2:20 p.m. Hollywood actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is visiting Native Hawaiian protesters who are blocking a road to prevent the construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain...
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Kaho'okahi Kanuha, wearing a traditional Hawaiian battle helmet, addresses a group of protesters who are continuing their opposition vigil against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope at Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii Friday, July 19, 2019. Hundreds of protesters trying to stop the construction of a giant telescope on land some consider sacred continue to gather at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain on Friday, July 19, 2019, as Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expressed his support for the demonstration. (Bruce Asato/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
July 19, 2019 - 10:50 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Officials in Hawaii said Friday that they will not call up additional National Guard troops or use force on peaceful telescope protesters blocking access to the state's highest peak. Gov. David Ige said that his priority is to keep everyone in the community safe, including the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, people aboard a boat make way past the Houses of Parliament with Big Ben's clock tower, the Elizabeth Tower covered in scaffolding for repairs in London. British lawmakers on Thursday July 18, 2019, put a substantial roadblock in the path of any attempt by a Brexit-backing prime minister to take the country out of the European Union without a divorce deal. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
July 18, 2019 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers on Thursday put a substantial roadblock in the path of any attempt by a Brexit-backing prime minister to take the country out of the European Union without a divorce deal. The move came as the U.K.'s official economic watchdog said a no-deal Brexit would trigger a...
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Officers from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources arrest protesters, many of them elderly, who are blocking a road to prevent construction of a giant telescope on a mountain that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred, on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Police were taking away about 30 elders, who were prepared to be arrested. Protest leader Kealoha Pisciotta says hundreds of protesters moved aside to allow the elders to be taken away. (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 11:16 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii's highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly...
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Hundreds of Mexican federal police gather at a police command center in the Iztapalapa borough, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 3, 2019, to protest against plans to force them into the newly formed National Guard. The protest comes as the government is officially starting to deploy the National Guard to several states to fight crime and control immigration. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
July 03, 2019 - 6:10 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs. The protests came as the government officially...
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Pro-China's supporters hold Chinese flags and placards read "We support police" during a rally outside Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 30, 2019. Supporters rallied in support of the police at Tamar Park (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 30, 2019 - 6:32 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong pushed barriers and dumpsters into the streets early Monday morning in an apparent bid to block access to a symbolically important ceremony marking the anniversary of the return of the former British colony to China. Police in riot gear faced them in loose...
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A security guard tries to close the entrance to the Hong Kong Revenue Tower as protesters block people from entering in Hong Kong on Monday, June 24, 2019. Hong Kong has been rocked by major protests for the past two weeks over legislative proposals that many view as eroding the territory's judicial independence and, more broadly, as a sign of Chinese government efforts to chip away at the city's freedoms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
June 24, 2019 - 2:53 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and...
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