• Protesters carry a mock coffin topped with a cutout image of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina during a national strike calling for his resignation, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Pressure grew Thursday on the embattled leader to resign as business and government offices closed, and thousands marched from different parts of the capital, gathering in the National Plaza. The attorney general's office urged Perez Molina, late Wednesday, to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.”

  • Indian youth take pictures of a bus damaged and set on fire by a mob during  clashes in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Authorities issued a curfew Tuesday night in at least five cities in Gujarat state, after mobs attacked police officers with stones and sticks and burned government and private vehicles.(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

    Fresh communal clashes hit western India over caste protest

    AHMADABAD, India (AP) — Fresh communal clashes erupted Wednesday in western India as police and paramilitary forces tried to quell riots led by members of a farming caste demanding government benefits. Five people have been killed in the violence, police said.

  • A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Hezbollah throws weight behind protests, deepening crisis

    BEIRUT (AP) — The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government’s resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital but has tapped into a much deeper malaise.

  • A police motorcycle burns as Lebanese activists protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Lebanese riot police fired several rounds of tear gas and water cannons for the second consecutive day in downtown Beirut Sunday as they battled protesters with batons and stones _ a marked escalation of mass demonstrations against an ongoing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Police fire tear gas at protesters in Beirut for second day

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese riot police battled in the streets of downtown Beirut for a second night Sunday after demonstrators rallied over government corruption and an ongoing trash crisis, violence that wounded at least 44 people and 30 police officers, authorities said.

  • A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of  Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Juror: Defense put police officer’s shooting victim on trial

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys representing a white North Carolina police officer put the unarmed black man he shot and killed on trial, a juror in the case said Saturday.

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks to reporters in Bangkok. Prayuth, the former army chief who engineered the May 2014 coup, has said he had to take over the government to end protests and political clashes. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUT

    Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

    BANGKOK (AP) — When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta’s promise to restore stability and return “happiness to the people.”

  • Protesters on Fourth Street block traffic and demand a retrial of former Charlotte policeman, Wes Kerrick, accused of killing an unarmed Jonathan Ferrell, after a mistrial was declared Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C.(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Officer’s mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Ferrell says she’s still seeking justice after a jury couldn’t unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.

  • Mazoza Allan, mother of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allan reacts to a Supreme Court decision outside Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon, southern, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order for Allan who has been on a hunger strike for more than two months, releasing him while he receives medical care in a decision hailed by relatives and supporters as a victory. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    In Israel, Palestinian hunger striker ends protest fast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian held without charge by Israel ended his unprecedented 66-day hunger strike Thursday, his lawyer said, after the Supreme Court ordered him released from detention.