Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake
ROME Italians were voting on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform that will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses.
DE DOORNS, South Africa Police fired rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of striking farm workers in South Africa's prime grape-growing region on Wednesday after a protest for higher wages turned violent.
Scores of police clad in riot gear fired rubber bullets at the strikers, who hurled stones from behind barricades of burning tires, according to a Reuters reporter on the scene in De Doorns, a farming town 100 km (60 miles) east of Cape Town.
The strike in the Western Cape, also home to South Africa's multi-billion dollar wine industry, restarted on Wednesday after being suspended in December, when warehouses were set on fire and at least two workers died in clashes with police.
The farm workers, many of them black seasonal hires employed to pick and pack fruit, want their minimum daily wage of 69 rand ($8) more than doubled to 150 rand.
(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Ed Cropley)
SANTIAGO, Cuba Fidel Castro's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell with a combination of tears, Castro-like defiance and choruses of "I am Fidel!"
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani demanded on Sunday that Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by the U.S. Congress, saying Tehran would otherwise "firmly respond".