Tunisia faces unrest
A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. All the earthquakes struck within an hour of each other. Six had a preliminary magnitude of at least 5, while two registered at magnitude 4. Tunisian police arrested 328 people and fired tear gas as protesters hurled rocks and burned tires during further nationwide demonstrations over price rises. European governments warned travellers about the multi-day outbreak of unrest in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The protests late Wednesday in multiple towns appeared somewhat less violent than previous nights, as heavy security was deployed at key sites to deter rioters.