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Posted: Mon-Nov-2019



Catalonia is set for a general strike on Friday, over the jailing of pro-independence leaders.

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With night falling in Hong Kong, police tightened a siege Monday at a university campus as hundreds of anti-government protesters trapped inside sought to escape.

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Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and ordered that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak that has so far killed six people.

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