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Man shot, killed during Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest

Apr. 12, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Crowds of mourners and protesters gathered in a Minneapolis suburb where the family of a 20-year-old man said he died after being shot by police before getting back into his car and driving away, then crashing several blocks away. The family of Daunte Wright...

Black Lives Matter protesters march in Fargo

Apr. 11, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Fargo on Sunday to counter-protest a ‘White Lives Matter’ event that was reportedly planned at the city hall, but never materialized. A Black Lives Matter protest marched from Fargo's Island Park to the city hall,...

New book asks why world ignores repression by Rwandan leader

Apr. 11, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The new book " Do Not Disturb " by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country where he could rule until 2034. ...

Benin's president seeks re-election after violent protests

Apr. 11, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

COTONOU, Benin (AP) — Benin's voters cast ballots Sunday in a presidential election that has been marred by violent demonstrations as incumbent leader Patrice Talon ran for a second term despite once pledging he would not. The opposition said the vote was going forward...

Reports: Myanmar forces kill 82 in single day in city

Apr. 10, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

YANGON (AP) — At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. ...

Marchers protest Romania's virus restrictions as cases soar

Apr. 10, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Marchers took to the streets Saturday in the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rose in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged on Victory...

The Latest: Romanians protest restrictions as cases top 1M

Apr. 10, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

BUCHAREST — Marchers have taken to the streets of the Romanian capital of Bucharest to protest restrictive measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 even as new daily infections and deaths rise in the European Union nation. About 1,000 people converged Saturday on...

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record levels of air pollution and scores of other ecological problems following decades of neglect. Several thousand...

5 killed in election violence in India's West Bengal state

Apr. 10, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least five people were killed by gunfire in election-related violence at two polling stations in India’s West Bengal state, police said Saturday. Security forces caused the majority of the casualties — four killed and four wounded — while...