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News from around the world.

More violence feared as Catalan separatists call for new protest

Authorities estimate that around 500 people have been injured since Monday even before the latest clashes erupted.

Bernie Sanders returning to campaign trail after heart attack

Sanders is 3rd, behind Elizabeth Warren, a US senator, and former Vice President Joe Biden in most recent national polls.

Ousted Communist leader Ziyang is buried, commemorations ignored by state media

Attendance at his burial was limited to 'just family and relatives', with an estimated 20 people or fewer present.

Turkey accuses Kurdish forces of violating ceasefire

Turkey warn that they will resume operations against Kurdish forces if they do not withdraw from the 'safe zone' border.

3 Cambodians charged with gang-raping Frenchwoman

The accused face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

China says will work with US to address core concerns

Both sides are working toward a written agreement.

Iraqi charged in Australia over deadly trafficking ring

Maythem Radhi is a major suspect for the deaths of over 421 asylum seekers in 2001.

Brexit D-Day sees only fourth Saturday parliament sitting since WWII

British PM Boris Johnson vows to force UK out of EU even if his divorce accord is rejected.

Dissident sues Twitter for exposing plan before Khashoggi’s death

Saudi national claims government recruited employee of tech giant to gather intelligence on him.

Hong Kong leader backs police use of force as protesters plan...

More than 2,600 people have been arrested since the protests escalated.

Trump hopes US-China trade deal will be signed by mid-November

The deal's first phase unveiled as a bid to end trade war between Beijing and Washington.

Thunberg brings her climate protest to Canada’s oil patch

Counter-protesters showed their distaste by blaring their horns during Thunberg's speech.

Angry over Brexit, thousands to gather in London demanding new referendum

The campaign director said government should heed the anger of pro-Europeans.

Mexicans outraged after son of ‘El Chapo’ released

El Chapo's son is said to have taken over some criminal operations from his father.

Violence escalates in Barcelona after over 500,000 separatists protest

Radical Catalan separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police, who responded with teargas and rubber bullets.

White House admits pressuring Ukraine to launch inquiry

Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's bombshell adds ammunition to Democrats' Donald Trump impeachment probe.

Hong Kong protesters to march ‘illegally’

Police reject assembly permit, blaming radical protesters for resorting to violence.

Global watchdog gives Pakistan until February to curb terror financing

Country risks being blacklisted, which would result in sanctions.

Erdogan threatens to restart Syria assault if deal not respected

Turkish president warns Kurdish fighters to withdraw from 'safe zone' area.

Bomb kills at least 62 during Friday prayers in Afghanistan

Casualty number may rise as rescue team works to bring out bodies from rubble.

Pro-Pyongyang students invade US envoy’s Seoul home

17 protesters detained by police after exposing embarrassing security breach at ambassador’s residence.

Pakistani jailed 5 years for insulting Islamic figure on Facebook

Case the first to be tried under hate speech section of cybercrime laws passed in 2016.

Mexico expels 311 Indians looking to sneak into US

Migrants transported to New Delhi in 'unprecedented' mass deportation.

HK court turns down judicial challenge on same-sex marriage

Rights group Amnesty International says case could have huge repercussions on country’s LGBT community.