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Chile death toll rises to 11, president extends emergency

Chile death toll rises to 11, president extends emergency

Chile's death toll has risen to 11, authorities said on Monday, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting that saw President Sebastian Pinera claim the country was "at war."Almost 1,500 people were detained in the worst outbreak of social unres

Probe into 2015 Paris jihadist attacks wraps up

Probe into 2015 Paris jihadist attacks wraps up

French investigators have wrapped up their probe into the jihadist attacks that killed 130 people on a single day in Paris four years ago, prosecutors said Monday, paving the way for trial.Prosecutors will now have a month to present their case to judges who w

Lebanon cabinet set for key meeting as protests swell

Lebanon cabinet set for key meeting as protests swell

Lebanese protesters were expected to return to the streets for a fifth day Monday, with Prime Minister Saad Hariri holding a cabinet meeting to try to calm the unprecedented demonstrations.Hundreds of thousands of people from across Lebanon's sectarian divide

Spanish PM under pressure over Catalan protests

Spanish PM under pressure over Catalan protests

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faced sharp criticism Sunday for his handling of violent Catalan separatist protests ahead of next month's general election, even as calm returned to Barcelona and other cities.Hundreds of people packed a square

Thousands protest against Haiti's president

Thousands protest against Haiti's president

Thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Port-au-Prince, demanding that Haiti's President Jovenel Moise step down."Jovenel is incapable and incompetent, he must pack his bags because Haiti must live," said one of the protesters, Jean Ronald."It is not