Top military official tells a judicial committee that soldiers indeed carried live bullets during October 20 protests in Lagos city where shootings killed several people causing both local and international outrage.
Several anti-government protesters were injured during demonstrations in the capital Bishkek against the results of disputed parliamentary elections.
Protesters gathered in Bangkok for the most ambitious rally so far in a pro-democracy campaign that has shaken up the government and Thailand's conservative establishment.
UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet says the shooting of Jacob Blake and killing of Daniel Prude while in police detention show the need for "urgent and profound action" to combat systemic racism as well as racial discrimination in policing.
The new toll ups the number of deaths according to Amnesty International by almost 50 as the organisation urges the international community to ensure those responsible are held accountable.
Hong Kong protests started on March 31 over an extradition bill show no signs of abating, despite promises by the chief executive to withdraw the bill. Meanwhile, China seems adamant not to give in to the protesters' demands.
Catalonia has been gripped by unrest since an October 14 Supreme Court verdict found 12 Catalan leaders guilty of sedition and other crimes.
Several hundred protesters converged at a subway station in the Tung Chung area adjacent to the airport amid widespread anger over alleged brutality against demonstrators during three months of protests in Hong Kong.
At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of demonstrations.
The latest developments came as the prosecutor general's office said ousted president Omar al-Bashir had been charged over the killings of protesters during anti-regime demonstrations that led to the end of his rule last month.
Many protesters have expressed disappointment at the French government's measures to defuse tensions and are planning more protests across the country on Saturday.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said Venezuelan security forces suspected of killing hundreds of demonstrators and alleged criminals enjoy immunity from prosecution.
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