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Iran's president hopes Biden unravels Trump's Iran policies

Iran’s president has reiterated his hope that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden would return America’s Iran policy to where he left things as vice president four years ago, rejoining Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers
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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. On Sunday, Rouhani called on President-elect Joe Biden to "compensate for past mistakes" and return the U.S. to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
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7 migrants die as boat overturns near Spanish island

Spanish rescue services say at least seven people have died after a migrant boat carrying more than 30 people hit rocks close to a small port on the Canary Island of Lanzarote
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UK government to set out spending plans amid aid fears

Britain’s Treasury chief is being urged to resist calls to cut the proportion of money the government allocates to overseas aid as he prepares to unveil the damage to the public finances wrought by the coronavirus pandemic
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Christmas lights are lit up on New Bond Street in Mayfair, London, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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Berlin police: Car hits chancellery gate, little damage

Police said there was little damage.
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A car stand in front of the chancellery after it crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellors Angela Merkel’s offices in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. The slogan on the car reads: 'Stop the globalisation policy". (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
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EU is willing to be "creative" to get a Brexit trade deal

The EU has committed to be “creative” in the final stages of the Brexit talks.
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has approved a new contract to secure another COVID-19 vaccine for Europeans. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
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UK government to set out spending plans amid aid fears

Britain’s Treasury chief is being urged to resist calls to cut the proportion of money the government allocates to overseas aid as he prepares to unveil the damage to the public finances wrought by the coronavirus pandemic
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Christmas lights are lit up on New Bond Street in Mayfair, London, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Haircuts, shopping trips and visits to the pub will be back on the agenda for millions of people when a four-week lockdown in England comes to an end next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
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China demands India rescind app ban amid border tension

China is demanding that India rescind a ban on more Chinese mobile phone apps amid tension between Beijing and other governments over technology and security
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, an Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. India banned 43 mobile apps on Tuesday in a move targeted at China, with which it is locked in a military standoff along a border in the Himalayas.(AP Photo/ Dar Yasin, File)
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Azerbaijani troops enter further territory ceded by Armenia

The Azerbaijani army has entered the Kalbajar region, one more territory ceded by Armenian forces in a truce that ended deadly fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday
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Indian state outlaws religious conversion by marriage

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in the country’s most populous state that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion
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FILE- In this March 28, 2019, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, speaks with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath during an election campaign rally in Meerut, India. India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. The decree was passed Tuesday and follows a campaign by Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party against interfaith marriages. The party describes such marriages as “love jihad,” an unproven conspiracy theory used by its leaders and Hindu hard-line groups to accuse Muslim men of converting Hindu women by marriage. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
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Germany set to extend partial shutdown well into December

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors are expected to extend a partial shutdown well into December, and discuss tightening some restrictions while allowing somewhat more generous rules for the Christmas period
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint news conference with Finance Minister Olaf Scholz after a virtual G20 summit meeting, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday Nov. 22, 2020. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)
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A migrant's odyssey from boat to COVID nursing job in Spain

Mbaye Babacar Diouf's life as a migrant in Europe took a turn for the better when he was adopted in Spain at the age of 28
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Mbaye Babacar Diouf, poses for a photo wearing his nurse's uniform, at Basurto hospital, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Mbaye Babacar Diouf's life as a migrant in Europe took a turn for the better when he was adopted in Spain at the age of 28. That enabled him to pay his debts to human traffickers, study nursing and find a job at a Spanish hospital. Now he's giving back to the community. In a Bilbao hospital he cares for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
November 25

Thai police revive royal defamation law ahead of protest

Thai authorities have escalated their legal battle against the students leading pro-democracy protests, charging 12 of them with violating a harsh law against defaming the monarchy
November 25
The three-finger protest gesture is flashed during a student rally in Bangkok, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Organized by a group that mockingly calls themselves "Bad Students," the rally calls for educational reforms and also supports the broader pro-democracy movement's demands for constitutional change. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 25

Transgender Pakistanis find solace in a church of their own

The country’s first church dedicated trans Pakistanis has opened.
November 25
Nisara Gill, right, leads a prayer service at Pakistan's first church for transgender worshippers, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Transgender Pakistanis are often mocked, abused and bullied, and Christians among them are a minority within a minority, often shunned even in churches. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
November 25

Japan protests China's island incursions during FM visit

Japan is using a visit by the Chinese foreign minister to protest Beijing’s increased activity and what it calls infiltration around disputed East China Sea islands
November 25
China' Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi (unseen) participate in a press briefing in Tokyo on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Wang met Motegi on Tuesday to discuss ways to revive their pandemic-hit economies as well as regional concerns over China’s growing influence. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)
November 25

Hong Kong leader: National security law has been 'effective'

The law came after months of political unrest in the city.
November 25
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policies at chamber of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Lam said Wednesday that the city's new national security law has been “remarkably effective in restoring stability” after months of political unrest, and that bringing normalcy back to the political system is an urgent priority. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 25

New Zealand soldier faces spying charges in 1st such case

A New Zealand soldier has been charged with spying and will face up to 14 years in prison if found guilty
November 25
November 25

AP PHOTOS: Occupied Mexico rights office becomes refuge

In a colonial-era building in downtown Mexico City, dozens of feminist activists and crime victims have settled in after nearly three months of occupying the headquarters of Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission. The women said they took over the building because the government has been slow to protect or support women who have suffered abuse or help them find their missing loved ones. The activists are there in support of women like Erika Martínez as she demands justice for her 10-year-old daughter who suffered sexual abuse. Three years ago, Martínez reported her daughter’s abuser to the sexual crimes prosecutor, but the man remains free. So she decided to join the activists in their occupation of the human rights commission offices. “I decided to do it to draw more attention to my daughter’s case,” Martínez said. Martínez said that she suffered sexual abuse as a girl as well and that her mother did not defend her and did not report the abuse. Martinez's 10-year-old and...
November 25
A woman looks at the Mexico’s Human Rights Commission (CNDH) headquarters which has been occupied for almost three months by women’s rights activists who have converted it into a refuge for victims of gender violence in Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Feminist activists are occupying the building to demand justice for the victims of sexual abuse, femicide, and other gender violence, and are hosting some women and their children after the government either failed to solve or investigate sexual attacks on their guest’s daughters. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
November 24

Ex-Mexico treasury chief rejects 2nd set of accusations

Mexico’s former treasury and foreign relations secretary has angrily denied accusations by a lawyer for another former Cabinet secretary who claims he used embezzled government money to finance election campaigns
November 24
FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso speaks at a press conference in Mexico City. Videgaray has angrily denied accusations by a lawyer for another former Cabinet secretary on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, who claims he used embezzled government money to finance election campaigns, calling the accusations “completely false.” (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
November 24

Report: Syria claims Israeli attack on post south of capital

Syria military says suspected Israeli warplanes have struck locations south of the capital Damascus, causing only material damage
November 24
November 24

Kamila Mouckova, TV anchor during 1968 invasion dies at 92

Kamila Mouckova, a Czechoslovak television anchor who informed her nation about the 1968 Soviet-led invasion by the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries, has died at age 92
November 24
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2019 file photo, Kamila Mouckova is photographed during a launch of a book about her life in Prague, Czech Republic. Mouckova, a Czechoslovak television anchor who informed her nation about the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of her country by the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries has died. She was 92. Her death was announced by the Czech public television without any details on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Katerina Sulova/CTK via AP, File)
November 24

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja dies at age 82

Niger’s government says former President Mamadou Tandja has died
November 24
FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2009, file photo, Niger President Mamadou Tandja waves upon his arrival to welcome French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Diori Hamani airport in Niamey, Niger. Former Niger President Mamadou Tandja died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at age 82, according to the government. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File)
November 24

Swiss probe knife attack injuring 2 as possible terrorism

Swiss authorities are investigating as a possible terror attack the stabbing of two women in a department store in the southern city of Lugano
November 24
A police car in the area where a stabbing occurred in the department store, in Lugano, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Swiss authorities are investigating as a possible terror attack the stabbing of two women in an department store in the southern city of Lugano, and a suspect has been arrested. Officials said one of the victims sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries, while the other sustained minor injuries. (Ti-Press/Keystone via AP)
November 24

Punishing hurricanes to spur more Central American migration

Flooded out Honduran and Guatemalan families stranded on rooftops in the most marginalized neighborhoods after the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota this month have raised fears of a new wave of migration, observers across the region say
November 24
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020 file photo, a resident walking through a flooded street looks back at storm damage caused by Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras. Flooded out Honduran and Guatemalan families stranded on rooftops in the most marginalized neighborhoods after the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota portend a new wave of migration, observers across the region say. (AP Photo/Delmer Martinez, File)
November 24

Trudeau: Canadians won't be among the first to get vaccine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will have to wait for a vaccine because the very first ones that roll off assembly lines are likely to be given to citizens of the country they are made in
November 24
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speak to the media about the COVID-19 virus outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 24

Swiss light festival, pets in Oman, protest in Lyon: World in Photos, Nov 24

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
November 24
VIDEO: Swiss light festival, pets in Oman, protest in Lyon: World in Photos, Nov 24
November 24

With Ethiopia on brink of escalation, diplomacy in doubt

Alarm is spiraling over Ethiopia’s imminent tank attack on the capital of the defiant Tigray region, with a rush of warnings about protecting civilians three weeks after the war began
November 24
Tigray refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, wait to get cooked rice served by Sudanese local volunteers at Um Rakuba refugee camp in Qadarif, eastern Sudan, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Ethiopia's government is again warning residents of the besieged capital of the embattled Tigray region as the clock ticks on a 72-hour ultimatum before a military assault, saying "anything can happen." (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
November 24

Judge files charges against 2 over Lebanon port blast

A Lebanese prosecutor has filed charges against current and former customs officials over the massive blast at Beirut’s port in August
November 24
FILE - Aftermath of a massive explosion is seen in in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A Lebanese prosecutor filed charges Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 against current and former customs officials over the massive blast at Beirut’s port in August, including a former customs chief who was reportedly the point man for the militant Hezbollah group at the facility. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, file)
November 24

Convicted Lockerbie bomber's family in new bid to clear name

The family of a Libyan man convicted of blowing up an American airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 have begun a new posthumous appeal against the conviction, saying he was found guilty based on unreliable evidence
November 24
November 24

Israeli leader tells convicted spy: 'We're waiting for you'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has phoned Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s
November 24
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard leaves a federal courthouse in New York Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has phoned Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s. In call Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 Netanyahu told Pollard that “we're waiting for you.” The U.S. Justice Department announced last Friday that Pollard had completed his parole, clearing the way for him to move to Israel 35 years after he was arrested. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 24

German defense minister rejects Turkey complaint over search

Germany’s defense minister has rejected Turkish complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission
November 24
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 file photo German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer, front right, arrives for a meeting of NATO defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Germany's defense minister on Tuesday rejected Turkish complaints over the search of a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean Sea by a German frigate participating in a European mission, insisting that German sailors behaved correctly. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
November 24

China criticizes pope over comment on Uighur Muslim minority

China has criticized Pope Francis over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China's Uighur Muslim minority group
November 24
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2020, file photo, Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates Mass on the occasion of the Christ the King festivity, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 24

Paris police under fire for forcing migrants from tent camp

France’s interior minister ordered an internal police investigation after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a Paris protest camp
November 24
A police officer stands in front of migrants in a makeshift camp set up Monday night Nov.23, 2020 on Place de la Republique in Paris. Paris police are under government orders to explain themselves after officers were filmed tossing migrants out of tents while evacuating a makeshift camp in the French capital. (Alexandra Henry/Utopia56 via AP)
November 24

World Bank: Palestinian economy to contract 8% in 2020

The World Bank says the Palestinian economy is expected to contract by about 8% in 2020 as it copes with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, an already struggling economy and a political standoff with Israel
November 24
Palestinians walk past closed stores near the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract by about 8% in 2020 as it copes with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, an already struggling economy and political standoff with Israel, the World Bank said in a report Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
November 24

Vatican butler convicted in Benedict XVI leaks case dies

Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died
November 24
FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI, right, arrives in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for a general audience as his then-butler Paolo Gabriele, bottom, and his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein sit in the car with him. Paolo Gabriele, the Vatican butler who was convicted of stealing and leaking Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers in 2012, has died at age 54, the Vatican said. Vatican News, the Holy See’s media agency, said Gabriele died Tuesday after a long illness. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
November 24

Officials: Roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan kills 14

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb attack in central Afghanistan has killed at least 13 civilians and a traffic policeman
November 24
Bodies of people killed in a explosion lie in a hospital morgue in Bamyan province, northwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has exploded in central Afghanistan, killing and injuring tens of people. The attack Tuesday comes as government negotiators and the Taliban meet to find an end to decades of war. (AP Photo)
November 24

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 18 killed

An opposition war monitor and a Kurdish news agency say clashes between Kurdish fighters and Turkey-backed opposition gunmen in northern Syria have left at least 18 fighters dead
November 24
November 24

Germany warns of anti-Semitism among lockdown protests

A German government official has warned that anti-Semitism is emerging as a common position among people protesting pandemic lockdown measures who come from widely differing political backgrounds
November 24
November 24

Europe hopes for reset, end to 'damage control' under Biden

Germany’s foreign minister says he hopes a reset of U.S.-European relations.
November 24
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 file photo German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany. In an interview with the Associated Press Maas said that “Joe Biden's election victory means one thing in particular: new chances for the trans-Atlantic partnership”. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
November 24

Santa greets children in giant ‘COVID-safe’ snow globe

Denmark finds a magical way for Kris Kringle to hear youngsters’ wishes during the pandemic.
November 24
Denmark finds a magical way for Kris Kringle to hear youngsters’ wishes during the pandemic.
November 24

Frolicking otters cool down with a swim

Temperatures have soared in Western Australia.
November 24
Temperatures have soared in Western Australia.
November 24

Aurora australis produces extraordinary light show

Mesmerizing scenes as the sky over South Arm, Tasmania, is lit up.
November 24
Mesmerizing scenes as the sky over South Arm, Tasmania, is lit up.
November 24

Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attack

Denmark’s biggest news agency that delivers text and photos to Danish media has been knocked offline following a hacking attack
November 24
November 24

UK family loses court battle in US diplomatic immunity case

The parents of a British teen who was killed in a crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government Tuesday over whether an American woman involved in the collision had diplomatic immunity
November 24
Charlotte Charles sits with Tim Dunn, parents 19-year-old Harry Dunn, at their home in Charlton, England, Tuesday Nov. 24, 2020. The parents of the British teen Harry Dunn who was killed in a car crash lost a court battle with the U.K. government Tuesday over whether their son’s alleged killer, an American woman, had diplomatic immunity. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
November 24

EU seals 6th vaccine deal, secures 160 million Moderna shots

The European Commission says it will sign a contract for up to 160 million doses of the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by pharmaceutical company Moderna
November 24
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers a statement at EU headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The European Commission announced on Tuesday that it has approved a new contract to secure another COVID-19 vaccine for Europeans. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool)
November 24

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

A court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassination
November 24
November 24

European regulator moves to clear Boeing 737 for flight

Europe’s aviation regulator has taken a step closer to letting the 737 Max fly.
November 24
A Boeing 737 Max 9 built for United Airlines flies before landing at King County International Airport - Boeing Field after a test flight from Moses Lake, Wash., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Seattle. After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that the 737 Max has been cleared for flight after regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 24

Locals want Syrians evicted from Lebanese town after killing

Locals in a northern Lebanese town have called on authorities to evict all Syrians from the area after a Syrian citizen allegedly shot dead a local in a personal dispute
November 24
November 24

Egyptian celeb faces backlash over photo with Israeli singer

An Egyptian celebrity has sparked an uproar after a photo of him with an Israeli pop star was posted online
November 24
November 24

German business confidence down for 2nd consecutive month

A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, fell for a second consecutive month in November as a resurgence of coronavirus infections led to partial shutdowns across the continent
November 24
Construction cranes are located at various construction sites at Bakenhafen and Ueberseequartier in Hafencity in Hamburg, Germany, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. In the background you can see the striking roof silhouette of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
November 24

Uganda death toll after opposition leader's arrest up to 45

The death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45, police say, with more than 800 people arrested
November 24
Ugandan supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine protest his arrest and call for his release and an end to police brutality, outside the Ugandan High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. The death toll from protests over the arrest of Ugandan opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to seven, Ugandan police said Thursday, as a second day of demonstrations began. (AP Photo)