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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...

6 dead in South Africa riots over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Six people have been killed and 219 arrested amid escalating violence during rioting that broke out following the imprisonment of South Africa's...

Police patrol Havana in large numbers after demonstrations

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HAVANA — Large contingents of Cuban police patrolled the capital of Havana on Monday following protests around the island nation against food shortages and...

Biden calls Cuba ‘remarkable’ protests a ‘call for freedom’

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took...

Cuba’s internet cutoff: The go-to tactic for global despots

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Cubans facing the country’s worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets over the weekend. In turn, authorities blocked social media sites in...

Georgians protest for 2nd straight day over journalist death

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TBILISI, Georgia — Hundreds of people protested in Georgia on Monday for a second day in a row, demanding the government of the ex-Soviet...

Guatemalan president threatens to crack down on protests

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The president of Guatemala vowed Monday to crack down on demonstrators complaining of mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and protesting delays in shipments of...

South Africa faces rioting over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Violent rioting has erupted in two South African provinces against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, with supporters blocking roads and...

Protests erupt in Georgia after beaten journalist dies

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TBILISI, Georgia — Several thousand people protested in front of the Georgian parliament on Sunday evening, demanding that the ex-Soviet nation's prime minister resign...

South Africa faces rioting over jailing of ex-leader Zuma

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JOHANNESBURG — Violent rioting has erupted in two South African provinces against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, with supporters blocking roads and...