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Hong Kong police use pepper spray to clear May Day protest

Hong Kong police have used pepper spray to disperse more than 100 protesters singing and chanting pro-democracy slogans in a shopping mall
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Protesters display open palm with five fingers, signifying the "Five demands - not one less", during the Labor Day in Hong Kong, Friday, May 1, 2020 amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Hong Kong police deployed pepper spray during a protest in a Hong Kong shopping mall on Friday, as they dispersed over a hundred protesters who gathered to sing and chant pro-democracy slogans. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Venezuelan prison riot leaves dozens dead; warden injured

Authorities in Venezuela say a riot erupted at a prison, killing at least 40 people and injuring 50 more
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Ex-Green Beret led failed attempt to oust Venezuela's Maduro

Some 300 heavily armed volunteers planned to sneak into Venezuela and ignite a popular rebellion that would end in President Nicolas Maduro’s arrest
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, an anti-government protester sits by ammunition being used by rebel troops rising up against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as they all take cover on an overpass outside La Carlota military air base where the rebel soldiers confront loyalist troops inside the base in Caracas, Venezuela. Contrary to what the Trump administration was promised at the time, key Maduro aides never joined with the opposition and the uprising was quickly quashed. (AP Photo/Boris Vergara, File)
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Philippines suspects body found could be Chinese adventurer

Philippine military officials say a headless body of a man and a boat have been found in the south and authorities are verifying if he could be a Chinese adventurer who went missing while rowing across the Pacific Ocean last year
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un reappears in public amid rumors of health issues

North Korean state media says Kim made his first public appearance in 20 days.
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This picture taken on May 1, 2020 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 2, 2020 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending a ceremony to mark the completion of Sunchon phosphatic fertilizer factory in South Pyongan Province, North Korea.
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Double rainbow appears as UK firefighters clap for caregivers

People in the U.K. clapped to show appreciation for health professionals and other key workers for six weeks in a row.
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People in the U.K. clapped to show appreciation for health professionals and other key workers for six weeks in a row.
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The Rundown: Top headlines today: May 1, 2020

Stay up to date on the developing stories making headlines.
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VIDEO: The Rundown: Top headlines today: May 1, 2020
May 01

Facebook video pries open rift within Syria's ruling family

A cousin of Syria's president has posted an unprecedented video appeal to Bashar Assad, claiming he is being unjustly taxed and his business driven into the ground
May 01
FILE - In this April 24, 2010, file photo, Rami Makhlouf, a cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad and one of that country's wealthiest businessmen, attends an event to inaugurate a hotel project in Damascus, Syria. In a homemade video posted on Facebook late Thursday, April 30, 2020, Makhlouf pleads with the Syrian leader to help prevent the collapse of his telecommunications company through excessive and “unjust” taxation, exposing a major rift in the tight knit Assad family. (AP Photo, File)
May 01

North Korean media says leader Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in weeks, ending rumors about health

North Korean media says leader Kim Jong Un makes first public appearance in weeks, ending rumors about health
May 01
May 01

Canada bans assault-style weapons after shooting rampage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is banning the use and trade of assault-style weapons immediately
May 01
FILE - In a May 16, 2006 file photo, rifles line a hunting store's shelves in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, May 1, 2020 that Canada is banning the use and trade of assault-style weapons immediately. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 01

US prosecutors signal Honduras leader is target in drug case

References to the Honduran president appear throughout U.S. prosecutors’ statements announcing drug trafficking charges against the former chief of Honduras’ national police this week
May 01
FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2012 file photo, Honduras Police Chief Gen. Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, also known as the Tiger, or "El Tigre," salutes during an event in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The former chief of the Honduran National Police faces drug and weapons charges in New York, where prosecutors claimed on Thursday, April 30, 2020, that he traded his law enforcement clout to protect U.S.-bound shipments of cocaine. (AP Photo/File)
May 01

Ice jam causes flooding in Fort McMurray, Canada

The flooding comes as Fort McMurray is dealing with the COVID-19.
May 01
The flooding comes as Fort McMurray is dealing with the COVID-19.
May 01

African penguins explore obstacle course at Singapore zoo

The penguins build leg strength before wandering around other parts of the zoo amid COVID-19 closures.
May 01
The penguins build leg strength before wandering around other parts of the zoo amid COVID-19 closures.
May 01

East Libyan forces bomb Tripoli despite cease-fire; 2 killed

Libya's U.N.-supported government in the capital, Tripoli, says that eastern-based forces trying to capture the city have bombed civilian homes, killing at least two people
May 01
May 01

Kosovo court suspends nomination of new prime minister

Kosovo’s Constitutional Court has suspended a presidential decree nominating Avdullah Hoti of the center-right Democratic League of Kosovo to replace the acting prime minister
May 01
May 01

Lebanese protest despite government's economic rescue plan

Hundreds of Lebanese have protested outside the central bank and in other parts of the country
May 01
Army soldiers scuffle with anti-government protesters during May Day protests near the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, May 1, 2020. Hundreds rallied outside the country's central bank and in other parts of the country a day after the prime minister said he'll be seeking a rescue program from the International Monetary Fund to deal with a spiraling economic crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
May 01

Remains found, 5 presumed dead from chopper crash off Greece

The Canadian military says additional remains have been found and five missing military members from a helicopter crash off Greece are now presumed dead
May 01
May 01

Iraq's revenues plummet, raising fears of economic collapse

Iraq's Oil Ministry says revenues in April plummeted amid a historic oil price crash, raising concerns over how the country will cope with severe financial shortfalls while struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic
May 01
FILE - In this July 17, 2019 file photo, oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq's Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq. The historic crash in oil prices in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic is reverberating across the Middle East as crude-dependent countries scramble to offset losses from a key source of state revenue. While some Gulf countries can rely on a cushion of foreign currency reserves, nowhere in the region are the circumstances more dire than in Iraq, where oil sales fund 90% of the state budget. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
May 01

Malta defends its use of private vessels to rescue migrants

Malta’s government is defending its use of private vessels to save migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, including one mission in which a Maltese fishing boat reportedly took the rescued passengers back to Libya
May 01
May 01

Turkish police detain gathered union leaders on May Day

Police in Istanbul detained at least 15 people, including trade union leaders who tried to stage a May Day march in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown and a ban on demonstrations at a historic square
May 01
Demonstrators, some wearing face masks for protection against coronavirus, are pushed into a police vehicle after they were arrested by Turkish police officers during May Day protests in Istanbul, Friday, May 1, 2020. Police in Istanbul detained several demonstrators who tried to march toward Istanbul’s symbolic Taksim Square in defiance of the lockdown imposed by the government due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
May 01
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May 01

Celebrating medical workers, Ramadan, Swimmers in Sydney: The Week in Pictures

A look at the week's top photos from around the globe.
May 01
VIDEO: Celebrating medical workers in Spain, Ramadan in Singapore, Swimmers in Sydney: The week in Pictures
May 01

Canada bans assault weapons after mass shooting in Nova Scotia

There are 1,500 models of the weapons that have been banned, PM Trudeau said.
May 01
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers prepare to take a suspect into custody at a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, April 19, 2020.
May 01

Quake with 4.5 magnitude felt in Bulgaria's capital

An 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken central Bulgaria but there are no reports of any injuries or damage
May 01
May 01

Muslims in Jerusalem pray outdoors amid virus lockdown

Muslims in Jerusalem are praying outside in small groups during the holy month of Ramadan as measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic remain in place
May 01
A Muslim woman wears gloves prays in east Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, overlooking the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque compound, which remains shut to prevent the spread of coronavirus during the holy month of Ramadan, Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
May 01

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
May 01
The family of Carmen Valeria watch her remains as they are placed into a niche by cemetery workers at the Iraja cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 30, 2020. The family suspects the 76-year-old died from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
May 01

Easing of lockdown begs the question: Who's family in Italy?

When Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said the government would relax some parts of a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, residents entering an eighth week of home confinement dove for their dictionaries
May 01
Bianca Amodeo, 17, uses her tablet in her room at home in Ascoli Piceno, central Italy, Thursday, April 30, 2020 to chat with her boyfriend Francesco who lives in Ancarano, 15 minutes driving from home. Bianca and Francesco have not met for almost two months after Italy went in a general lockdown in a bid to fight the new coronavirus pandemic. While Italian Premier Conte announced the first relaxation of the circulation restrictions starting from May 4, Bianca and Francesco won't be able to meet yet because they live in different regions. ( AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
May 01

Indian migrant workers take 1st train home since lockdown

India has run the first train service for thousands of migrant workers desperate to return home since it imposed a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus
May 01
A man wearing a mask to protect himself from the coronavirus stands outside a shop that displays a sign 'No Mask, No Entry' during a relaxation in curfew imposed to check the spread of coronavirus in Dharmsala, India, Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
May 01

Danish court detains Islamic militant plot suspect

A 23-year-old man has appeared in a Danish court a day after being arrested on suspicion of plotting an extremist attack
May 01
May 01

Drummer Tony Allen, driver of Afrobeat sound, dies at 79

Pioneering drummer Tony Allen, the driver of the Afrobeat sound, has died in Paris at age 79
May 01
In this photo taken Wednesday, April 5, 2017, pioneering African drummer Tony Allen, whose influential career spanned decades and continents, poses for a portrait ahead of a concert with Senegalese musician Cheikh Lo in Dakar, Senegal. Tony Allen, the driver of the Afrobeat sound who formed a partnership with guitarist and composer Fela Kuti, died of aortic failure at the Pompidou Hospital in Paris aged 79 on Thursday night, his manager Eric Trosset confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)
May 01

Explosions hit Syrian military warehouse, 10 civilians hurt

Syria's Defense Ministry says a series of explosions at a military base housing a weapons warehouse in central Syria was the result of “human error" while moving ammunition
May 01
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, boys sit amid the rubble of a house that according to the Syrian authorities was attacked by an Israeli airstrike, in the Damascus suburbs of Hajira, Syria, Monday, April 27, 2020. The Syrian military and state media said Monday that Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing three civilians. An opposition war monitor says four Iran-backed fighters were also killed. The military says Syrian air defenses shot some of the missiles down. The reports said the attack happened around dawn on Monday. (SANA via AP)
May 01

Bushfire-surviving baby koala helps carer clean its enclosure

A baby koala and bushfire survivor named 'Jellybean' kept his carer company as they cleaned his enclosure at a wildlife shelter in Australia.
May 01
VIDEO: Bushfire-surviving baby koala helps carer clean its enclosure
May 01

South Africa eases one of world's strictest lockdowns

South Africa has begun easing one of the world’s strictest lockdowns
May 01
Cyclists exercise against a backdrop of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday May 1, 2020, as the government began a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures in a bid to cut down on the spread coronavirus. For the first time in five weeks, people were permitted to walk outside for exercise between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
May 01

Meghan Markle loses first round in privacy claim

The Duchess of Sussex has lost an early round in a London court where a judge dismissed parts of her lawsuit against the publisher of a British newspaper that put out excerpts of a letter to her estranged father
May 01
FILE - In this Monday, March 9, 2020 file photo, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex receives flowers as she leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London. A preliminary hearing in the Duchess of Sussex’s legal case against the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, is set to take place in Britain’s High Court on Friday April 24, 2020 as Meghan challenges the publication of a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
May 01

Australian police fatally shoot man after stabbings at mall

The man stabbed and slashed several people at an Australian shopping mall.
May 01
May 01

Clashes in Yemen UNESCO site threaten rare species

The former prime minister and witnesses on the ground say explosions have rocked Yemen’s Socotra archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage site
May 01
May 01

Report gives Pakistan failing grade on human rights

An annual human rights report released this week gives Pakistan a failing grade, charging that too little is being done to protect the country’s most vulnerable, including women and children
May 01
FILE - In this March 8, 2020 file photo Activists of the Pakistani religious party Minhaj-ul-Quran observe International Women's Day at a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. An annual human rights report released this week gives Pakistan a failing grade, charging that too little is being done to protect the country's most vulnerable, including women and children. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
May 01

Bodies of S Korean trekkers, local guides recovered in Nepal

Rescuers in Nepal have recovered the bodies of the last of four South Korean trekkers and their Nepali guide who died in an avalanche in January
May 01
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, trekkers watch the sun rise over the Annapurna Range, right, in central Nepal, as viewed from Poon Hill, above the village of Ghorepani. Rescuers on Sunday, April 26, 2020 recovered the bodies of two South Korean trekkers who were missing since January when an avalanche buried them in Nepal’s mountains, officials said. An army helicopter flew the bodies of one male and one female to Pokhara from the Annapurna Trekking Circuit, said Nepalese army official Maj. Gen. Gokul Bhandari. (AP Photo/Malcolm Foster, File)
May 01

Bangladesh factories resume work, risking new virus cases

Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic
May 01
FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh is gradually reopening its hundreds of garment factories after nearly one month of closure following a government decision for a nationwide lockdown amid concern that coronavirus could spread widely among the industry’s millions of workers, an industry leader said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
May 01

Croatia leftist president protests pro-Nazi salute

Croatia’s leftist president has walked out of a state ceremony in protest after one of the participants wore a T-shirt displaying a salute used during World War II by a pro-Nazi regime in the country
May 01
May 01

China-Australia rift deepens over calls for virus inquiry

China’s warning of trade repercussions from Australia’s campaign for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus has rattled Australian business leaders as President Donald Trump’s administration urges other governments to back such a probe
May 01
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, May 1, 2020. Morrison stands firm on his call for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus and denied any motivation other than to prevent such a pandemic happening again. (Lukas Coch/AAP Image via AP)
May 01

Old explosive from Nepal's insurgency kills 4 children

An old explosive device left during Nepal’s decadelong communist insurgency has killed four children in a mountain village
May 01
May 01

Watchdog group says US not releasing data on Taliban attacks

It comes amid the implementation of a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement.
May 01
FILE - In this March 30, 2020 file photo, a damaged vehicle is removed from the site of a bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.S. mission in Afghanistan has for the first time refused to publicly release its data on insurgent attacks amid the implementation of a peace agreement between the U.S. and Taliban, a U.S. watchdog said Friday, May 1, 2020. Washington’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, which monitors billions of dollars in U.S. aid to Afghanistan, expressed its concern in its quarterly report, which also discusses the reduction in ground operations of Afghan forces. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
May 01

Foreign conflict zones face potential devastation from large coronavirus outbreak

The countries torn apart by war don't have facilities needed to fight COVID-19.
May 01
Syrians who returned from Turkey rest at a quarantine facility in the countryside of the town of Jisr al-Shughur, west of the mostly rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib, on April 27, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 01

AP PHOTOS: AP Week in Pictures, Asia

APRIL 24-30, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Toru Takahashi in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
May 01
Muslim men attend a Friday prayer despite concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak at a mosque during the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Lhokseumawe, in the religiously conservative province of Aceh, Indonesia, Friday, April 24, 2020. During Ramadan, which begins Friday, faithful Muslims normally fast during the day and then congregate for night prayers and share communal meals. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)
May 01

Jordan halts Israeli farmers' access to border enclave

Jordan’s Foreign Ministry says Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to work their fields in an enclave of southern Jordan
May 01
FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, a portion of the Israeli-Jordanian border ??is viewed through a barbed wire fence from Baqoura, in the Jordan Valley. Jordan’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday, April 30, 2020 announced that Israeli farmers will no longer be allowed to work their fields in an enclave of southern Jordan, ending a more than 25-year arrangement meant to shore up a historic peace agreement. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File)
May 01

Outsiders consider possibility of chaos in North Korea

North Korea’s collapse has been predicted — wrongly — for decades.
May 01
In this Wednesday, July 25, 2012 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service Thursday, July 26, 2012, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, right, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. North Korea’s collapse has been predicted — wrongly — for decades. So it is no surprise that unconfirmed rumors that current leader Kim Jong Un is seriously ill have raised worries about what Washington and North Korea’s neighbors would do if things fall apart in any post-Kim North Korea. (AP Photo/Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service, File)
April 30

Report: Mexico's economy plunges deeper into recession

Mexico’s statistical agency says economic activity dropped 1.6% in the first quarter compared to the final three months of 2019, plunging the country deeper into a recession that predated the coronavirus pandemic
April 30
A worker loads groceries outside the storage area of Justo, an online supermarket in Mexico City, Friday, April 24, 2020. Justo was founded just one year ago as Mexico's first online only grocer, and in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic, sales have soared to record levels. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
April 30

1 dead, 5 missing in crash of Canadian chopper off Greece

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says one person is dead and five are missing after a military helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate that was taking part in a NATO operation in the Mediterranean crashed into the sea between Greece and Italy
April 30
In this undated photo provided by Shane Cowbrough, is Cowbrough and his daughter Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, right, of Nova Scotia, who was killed in a military helicopter crash. One person is dead and five are missing after a military helicopter operating off a Canadian frigate during a NATO exercise crashed into the sea between Greece and Italy, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, April 30, 2020. Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada's top military official, said the ship lost contact with the aircrew on Wednesday evening and that flares were spotted from the water minutes later. He confirmed the body of Abbigail Cowbrough, 23, has been recovered. (Shane Cowbrough via AP)
April 30

Shark spotted in marina

Locals were surprised when they spotted a shark swimming among boats in the crystal-clear waters of the French port city of Sète.
April 30
Shark spotted in marina
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