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November 11, 2019

HONG KONG (AP) – A man has been set on fire following an apparent dispute over national identity in Hong Kong, where police shot a protester on a day of escalating violence. The man set on fire and the man shot by police were both in critical condition at hospitals. Both acts were also captured on video as demonstrators blocked roads and trains to push their demands for democratic reforms.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil-and-gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. A spokeswoman for Perry denies he advocated for the business interests of any individual or company during his meetings with Ukraine’s leaders.

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) – Bolivia has entered a sudden era of political uncertainty with the resignation of President Evo Morales after a push by the military and weeks of massive protests. His jubilant foes celebrated in the streets, treating his ouster as a triumph of democracy after he claimed victory in a widely questioned October election. But the resignation of every constitutionally designated successor left unclear who would take his place and how.

MADRID (AP) – Protesters following a call to action by a secretive pro-Catalan independence group have closed off a major highway border pass between France and Spain. The Catalan transportation authority says in a tweet that the blockade affects both sides of the AP7 highway at the major transportation hub of La Jonquera.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey says a U.S. national has been deported home as the country begins transferring captured foreign Islamic State group fighters to their home countries. Interior Ministry spokesman Ismail Catakli also said on Monday that seven German nationals would be returned on Nov. 14.