Wed, 23 Oct GMT 'Baby Shark' song used to soothe toddler becomes rallying cry in Lebanon A popular children's song became a rallying cry in Lebanon after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit to calm a toddler caught in the midst of a noisy demonstration.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Season of discontent: protests flare around the world On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it had been cheated in an election won by incumbent President Evo Morales. Wed, 23 Oct GMT Lion Air crash investigators tell victims' families MAX design flaws partly to blame Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air MAX jet last October, according to Indonesian investigators' briefing to victims' families on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Chile's Pinera seeks forgiveness from hard-pressed citizens, offers rescue package Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced an ambitious raft of measures on Tuesday, aiming to quell protests against his government with a guaranteed minimum wage, a hike in the state pension offering and the stabilization of electricity costs.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Indonesia cabinet unveiled, includes president's main rival Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank economist Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the opposition as he seeks to push through reforms.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Bolivian protesters flood capital as Morales whisker away from outright victory Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday's election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country's electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Burundi security forces kill 14 armed men plotting attack Security forces in Burundi have killed at least 14 armed men who had intended to launch an attack in the northwestern province of Bubanza, police and residents said.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT Hong Kong says Taiwan obstructing murder suspect case for political reasons Taiwan authorities are obstructing the case of a murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong, a Hong Kong government official said on Wednesday.
Wed, 23 Oct GMT China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Lam with 'interim' chief executive: FT China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam's rule after months of often-violent pro-democracy protests.