Pro-independence groups staged sit-ins outside Spanish government offices in a number of Catalan cities for a second day of protest against Spain's jailing of Catalan leaders.
"Excessive force outside the rules of engagement was used and we have begun to hold accountable those commanding officers who carried out these wrong acts," the military says after more than 100 protesters were killed over the last week.
Protests broke out on Tuesday across several Iraqi governorates demanding an improvement in living conditions and an end to corruption.
The semi-autonomous territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting that laid bare the anger coursing through the city after months of anti-Beijing protests.
Gamal Eid, head of Arab Network for Human Rights Information, says his group and two others have jointly documented more than 1,100 arrests following last week's protests that called on President Abdel Fattah el Sisi to quit.
Contractor turned exiled nemesis of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi expresses fears that he is being hunted by agents loyal to the Egyptian regime in Spain.
Online forums used by the largely leaderless movement had called for a "stress test" of the airport on Sunday, code for disrupting travel links or occupying buildings.
Organisers decided to end the march after radical activists who authorities said had infiltrated the rally clashed with police.
Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Australia, many of them children who skipped school, kicked off a day of demonstrations around the world against climate change in the run-up to a UN summit in New York.
Earlier, a huge crowd of pro-democracy activists marched to the US consulate in Hong Kong in a bid to ramp up international pressure on Beijing following three months of huge and sometimes violent protests.
Au Nok-hin and Jeremy Tam were arrested on suspicion of obstructing police, Tam's Civic Party said on its verified Facebook page.
The police began what they called a "dispersal operation, using minimum force" following the commemoration of a violent attack by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.
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