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Shanghai tightens security after rare COVID protests across China

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) -Shanghai authorities put up barriers on Monday around a city centre area where hundreds of people protested over the weekend against heavy COVID-19 measures, one of several anti-lockdown demonstrations that have flared across the country.

Beirut 'neighbourhood watch' echoes troubled past

BEIRUT (Reuters) -In the darkness of Beirut's unlit streets, men wielding batons and torches are taking security into their own hands in an initiative they hope will keep neighbourhoods safe but critics see as a worrying echo of Lebanon's troubled past.

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