Occupy protesters converged on Bank of America Plaza in Los Angeles on November 17, 2011. Police arrested 47 people, including two who tried to break through a police line and were arrested on suspicion of assault on a police officer. The others were arrested on suspicion of trespassing.
About 32,000 people massed near Wall Street and elsewhere in New York on the Occupy movement's two-month anniversary, also marked in 30 other cities. A total of 276 arrests were made in the city throughout the day.
A group of Occupy demonstrators pitched tents and took over a Bank oF America branch to protest tuition increases in San Francisco on November 16, 2011. Police later arrested and removed the protesters.
Occupy Wall Street protesters could return to Zuccotti Park just hours after police ordered them out and dismantled their tents in massive raid that began around 3 a.m., a New York judge ruled Tuesday.
Anti-government protesters continue to march demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The United States has said it is "deeply troubled" by reports of attacks on civilians in the Yemeni flashpoint city of Taez. Yemen's president Sunday said his deputy would form a unity government aimed at ending the political violence wrecking the nation.
Leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, meeting in Honolulu, agreed to take steps aimed at increasing job creation and economic growth. As part of their commitment to promoting a green economy, the APEC leaders agreed to support sustainable growth and create green jobs by developing a list of environmental goods on which APEC economies will reduce applied tariffs to 5 percent or less by 2015.
Protesters broke in to the Saudi Arabian and Qatar embassies in Damascus after the Arab League voted to suspend Syria's membership. Eighteen member states of the Arab League chaired by Qatar voted Saturday to suspend Syria from its meetings and impose sanctions in response to the Syrian government's crackdown on anti-regime protesters, killing more than 3,500 people since March.
A site in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip was targeted by an overnight Israeli air strike. Israel said the attack was in response to an earlier Palestinian rocket attack. No injuries were reported.
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