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London police brace for violence as students march

Thousands of students headed to London Wednesday to march against cuts to higher education funding, as a huge police operation sought to head off any repeat of violent protests one year ago. Scotland Yard has deployed 4,000 officers to police the demonstration against cuts to university funding and a hike in tuition…

Teen killed as Iraq guards fire into demo

KUT, Iraq — A teenager was killed Wednesday when private guards shot at protesters who set fire to several Iraqi government offices, in the country’s most violent demonstrations since uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. The protests, which also left 27 people wounded, took place in the southern city of Kut,…