Protesters continue to demonstrate in capital Baghdad's iconic Tahrir Square as new clashes with the security forces, mainly on the nearby Ahrar Bridge, cause fatalities.
Security forces used live fire, rubber bullets and shot tear gas canisters in a bid to disperse hundreds of protesters gathered near Tahrir Square.
Iraqi demonstrators are being killed in the streets for demanding an end to a corrupt status quo propped installed by the US and propped up by Iran.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the overnight attack, and protesters said they did not know whether the masked gunmen were riot police, special forces or militias. Around 240 anti-government protester have been killed this month.
In the second phase of protests in Iraq, demonstrators are risking everything to demand more — early elections and an answer to the question, who killed the protesters?
Renewed protests began on Thursday evening in a month of deadly unrest that has claimed more than 200 lives.
Adding to the problems for Hong Kong, the long-running crisis that battered the city's tourism industry has coincided with weak global demand and the grinding China-US trade war.
Three protest leaders were given 16 months, one of them suspended for two years, two received eights months in prison and two were given suspended eight-month sentences on charges of public nuisance offenses.
Fujimori apologises for wrongs committed as hundreds protest, calling for President Kuczynski to resign, following divisive pardon.
The concert was cancelled after Spanish police alerted the Netherlands of an unspecified threat. Two men have so far been detained. Authorities say there is no link between Wednesday's incident and the recent deadly attack in Barcelona.
Insists it is not taking sides in the nation's political turmoil, though it does back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. At least 57 people have been killed since the demonstrations started in April.
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