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25,000 troops deployed to quell South Africa riots, 117 dead

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's army began deploying 25,000 troops Thursday to assist police in quelling weeklong riots sparked by the imprisonment of former President...

Cuba’s president says government has some blame for protests

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HAVANA — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Wednesday acknowledged shortcomings in his government's handling of shortages and of neglecting certain sectors, but he urged...

Cuba’s leader lays some blame for protests on his government

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HAVANA — Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel for the first time is offering some self-criticism while saying that government shortcomings in handling shortages and other...

Cuba, Haiti stir fresh political pressures for US president

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WASHINGTON — They are two tiny Caribbean states whose intractable problems have vexed U.S. presidents for decades. Now, Haiti and Cuba are suddenly posing...

BLM activists question equal exercise of Florida protest law

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MIAMI — Some Black Lives Matters activists say a double standard is being used as protesters in Florida block busy roadways this week in...

Missouri governor OKs police chokehold, accountability bills

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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed bills that would increase police accountability, limit the use of officer chokeholds and, critics...

Some of the more notable protests staged in Cuba

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Cuba is known for mammoth, officially sanctioned gatherings to celebrate the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and May Day, while even very much smaller...

Cuban leaders beef up police patrols after rare protests

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HAVANA — Cuban police are out in force on the country's streets as the president is accusing Cuban Americans of using social media to...

Rioting, looting continues in South Africa, deaths up to 32

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JOHANNESBURG — South Africa's rioting continued Tuesday with the death toll rising to 32 as police and the military struggle to quell the looting...

Ex-St. Louis cop sentenced in beating of undercover officer

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ST. LOUIS — A former St. Louis police officer was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in prison for his role in the...