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Critics worry Missouri measure reduces police accountability

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More than half of all U.S. states have enacted police reforms in the 13 months since George Floyd's death, but critics contend a Missouri...

Pro-democracy protests continue to rock Eswatini kingdom

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JOHANNESBURG — The South African government has urged calm and restraint in Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, which has been engulfed by pro-democracy protests...

Migrant hunger strike puts pressure on Belgian government

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BRUSSELS — A hunger strike by hundreds of migrants living in Belgium without legal permission is putting increasing pressure on a government coalition weighing...

Iran oil workers strike for better wages as economy suffers

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Thousands of workers in Iran’s vast energy industry have gone on strike over the past week to press demands...

New Jersey gamblers can light up Sunday as smoking ban ends

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — New Jersey's yearlong coronavirus-inspired ban on smoking in Atlantic City casinos will end Sunday, just in time for the Fourth...

Hundreds protest against Czech police over Roma man’s death

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PRAGUE — Hundreds of people gathered in a northern Czech town on Saturday to honor a Roma man who died after a police officer...

Palestinians protest against Abbas after activist’s death

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JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Palestinians protested against President Mahmoud Abbas after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem a day after an outspoken...

County to pay $280K to journalists tear-gassed in Ferguson

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Three journalists with Al Jazeera who were tear-gassed during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown's death in 2014 have settled a lawsuit...

Colombia reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 as cases surge

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BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia reached 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 this week, becoming just the tenth country in the world to hit the grim...

Myanmar’s junta leader attends military conference in Moscow

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MOSCOW — The leader of Myanmar's military junta on Wednesday attended an international conference in Moscow, an appearance that reflected Russia's eagerness to develop...