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Paris police use tear gas, water cannon on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary11/16/2019 9:22:39 PM Demonstrators torched cars and pelted police with stones and bottles and police fired tear gas and water cannon in Paris on Saturday as rallies to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government "yellow vest" demonstrations erupted into violence.
Iran's fuel protests turn political: state media11/16/2019 9:13:16 PM Riot police and security forces clashed with demonstrators in Tehran and dozens of cities across Iran on Saturday, Iranian news agencies and social media said, as protests against a rise in gasoline prices turned political.
Lebanon's Safadi withdraws candidacy to be next Prime Minister: reports11/16/2019 9:09:34 PM Former finance minister Mohammad Safadi withdrew his candidacy to be prime minister of the next Lebanese government, broadcasters LBCI and al-Jadeed reported on Saturday.
UK PM Johnson's Conservatives have highest support since 2017: poll11/16/2019 9:06:55 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party have the highest level of support since 2017, while the popularity of the main opposition Labour Party has also been growing, a poll published by the Sunday Telegraph newspaper showed.
UK's Johnson extends lead over Labour before election: poll11/16/2019 9:06:22 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 15-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by the Mail on Sunday ahead of next month's election.
UK's Corbyn: Labour to exclude NHS, medicines from trade deals with U.S.11/16/2019 8:53:43 PM UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Labour Party will exclude Britain's National Health Service and medicines from trade deals with the United States, as he accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of covering up "secret talks" on the NHS.
Hong Kong protesters unleash stash of petrol bombs; Chinese soldiers clear roads11/16/2019 8:41:19 PM Fires blazed on the doorstep of a Hong Kong university into the early hours of Sunday as protesters hurled petrol bombs and police fired volleys of tear gas in some of the most dramatic scenes in more than five months of escalating violence.
UK's Johnson has 16-point lead over Labour before election: Opinium poll11/16/2019 8:35:08 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party, according to an opinion poll published by Opinium Research on Saturday, ahead of next month's election.
Venezuela opposition rallies against Maduro to revive momentum11/16/2019 8:26:49 PM Venezuela's opposition staged nationwide protests against President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday and called for a new wave of demonstrations to revive their stalled effort to topple the deeply unpopular ruling Socialist Party.
Fire extinguished at Shams 1 solar field in Abu Dhabi, no injuries: Statement11/16/2019 8:07:19 PM A fire has been extinguished on Saturday at Shams 1 solar field in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, with no injures reported, the company said.
Prince Andrew says he does not recall meeting Epstein accuser11/16/2019 7:47:08 PM Britain's Prince Andrew said that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage.
Bushfires rage across Australia's east and west as danger rises11/16/2019 7:28:49 PM Dozens of wild fires burned across broad swaths of Australia's east and west on Saturday and firefighters scrambled to shore up defenses ahead of hotter weather and stronger winds expected to bring more danger in the coming days.
Chinese soldiers help clean up Hong Kong streets, but violence flares again11/16/2019 6:25:09 PM Police fired tear gas while protesters threw petrol bombs and fired arrows in clashes outside Hong Kong's Polytechnic University on Saturday, just hours after Chinese soldiers made a rare appearance to help clean up the city's streets.
Guatemala could send asylum seekers to remote regions: top official11/16/2019 6:21:37 PM Guatemala could send asylum seekers to some of the country's most remote regions, a top official said on Saturday, as the Central American country and the United States move closer to finalizing details of a controversial migration agreement.
Polls close in Sri Lanka presidential poll marred by violence11/16/2019 5:51:33 PM Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new president of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks which killed more than 250 people.
U.N. warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control' as death toll mounts11/16/2019 5:34:49 PM The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following a night of skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted President Evo Morales that left at least eight dead.
Flood-hit Venice to face another exceptional high tide on Sunday11/16/2019 5:18:47 PM Venice will face another exceptional high tide on Sunday, after its worst flooding in 50 years on Tuesday caused more than $1 billion worth of damage and submerged St Mark's Square under a meter of water.
Catholic devotees in Thailand join choir for visit of Pope Francis11/16/2019 5:06:27 PM A choir formed of Catholic devotees training to join the church in Thailand were rehearsing on Saturday ahead of the visit of Pope Francis next week.
Pro-independence protesters take to Barcelona's main train station11/16/2019 4:51:01 PM Dozens of protesters crowded into Barcelona's main railway station on Saturday in the latest show of dissent to grip the city more than a month after a Spanish court handed stiff prison sentences to nine Catalan separatist leaders.
Malaysia's ruling party loses fourth by-election11/16/2019 4:20:03 PM Malaysia's ruling coalition lost its fourth electoral contest on Saturday since coming to power last May, uncovering deepening cracks in the young alliance mired by uncertainty over a succession plan for its top leadership.