State of emergency declared in Ferguson

Police in riot gear clashed with protesters who had gathered in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, early on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the police shooting of an unarmed black teen whose death sparked a national outcry over race relations. About 200 demonstrators, some waving flags, beating drums, and[…]

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Burundi president sacks ministers amid protests

Burundi’s president has sacked three cabinet ministers, as protests resumed after last week’s failed coup. A spokesman for the president told the BBC that President Pierre Nkurunziza had dismissed his defence, external relations and trade ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday. It comes amid protests against the president running[…]

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Baltimore hit by clashes for second night

Demonstrators and police clashed briefly in a second night of protests in the US city of Baltimore, where a curfew has been imposed to quell rioting triggered by the death of a black man in police custody. Police used tear gas canisters and pepper balls against at least 200 protesters[…]

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