Tu­nisia faces un­rest

Metro Canada (Toronto) - - Toronto - Eight earth­quakes rock iran-iraq bor­der

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.

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