The tourism industry in Hong Kong has been battered by nearly six months of protests that have become increasingly violent, with visitor arrivals falling by half.
The first day of a strike, seen as a major test for President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious vision of reforming France, saw giant rallies across the country that paralysed transport and closed schools.
A Turkish photojournalist was hit by a tear gas canister in Paris amid violent crackdown on protests.
Acknowledgement of the violence came in a television package that criticised international Farsi-language channels for their reporting on the crisis after Amnesty International said at least 208 people were killed in the crackdown.
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.
Georgians have been protesting for two weeks demanding electoral system reform. Police water-cannoned protesters standing at four locations in front of entrances to the parliament, forcing them to disperse.
The human rights group said it "believes that the death toll is significantly higher" and was still investigating. It called on the international community to condemn the bloodshed.
Dozens others were wounded in clashes with security forces as protesters burned car tyres on roads and outside many public offices in the southern city of Nasiriyah, some 300 kilometres south of the capital Baghdad.
Thousands have attended protests against the former interior minister, who has built his platform on anti-immigration policies.
ISNA and Fars news agencies reported the men were stabbed to death in an ambush by assailants. Tehran was quiet on Monday as uniformed and plainclothes security forces walked the streets to quell protests over petrol prices and fuel rationing.
In the Greek capital of Athens, police armed with tear gas and clubs have faced off with protesters sometimes armed with rocks and molotov cocktails in recent weeks.
Protesters retook control of half of Ahrar Bridge, which leads to the other side of the Tigris River near the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government.
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