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Al Jazeera 9 Nov 2019

Clashes erupt in Iraq despite Shia leader's call for calm


Fresh protests have erupted in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The Iraqi Commission for Human Rights says at least 23 people have been killed in the unrest since Sunday.
Iraq's top cleric has called for calm.

Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Baghdad.

The UN Security Council has met to discuss the withdrawal of Houthi rebels from the port of Hodeidah, which is a pipeline for channelling aid. It's part of a six-month review of an agreement reached in Sweden.
The council heard that despite the Houthis' move, the humanitarian situation was worsening in Yemen
On Wednesday fighting erupted in the southern city of Taiz.
The Houthis also claimed responsibility for an attack in Saudi Arabia, further complicating efforts for peace in the country.

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from the UN.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro called for supporters to protest a day after violent clashes.

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Clashes took place in the heart of Hong Kong Sunday as thousands of protesters marched on the U.S. consulate, calling for Washington's help in their struggle for greater political freedom.
Spain's Prime Minister has called for democracy - not violence - in Catalonia on his final day of campaigning ahead of this year's second general election.
Pedro Sanchez made the comments at a rally in Barcelona, where there has been anger over the jailing of separatist leaders.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

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