Around 80,000 people marched for Spanish unity, staging a counter-rally in Barcelona a day after 350,000 Catalan separatists held a protest over the jailing of nine regional leaders.

Around 80,000 people marched for Spanish unity, staging a counter-rally in Barcelona a day after 350,000 Catalan separatists held a protest over the jailing of nine regional leaders. https://www.france24.com/en/20191027-thousands-rally-in-catalan-counter-protest

Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters were to attempt a human chain running across the entire country Sunday to symbolize newfound national unity. Demonstrators planned to join hands from Tripoli to Tyre, a 170-kilometre (105-mile) chain

Tens of thousands of Lebanese protesters were to attempt a human chain running across the entire country Sunday to symbolize newfound national unity. Demonstrators planned to join hands from Tripoli to Tyre, a 170-kilometre (105-mile) chain https://www.france24.com/en/20191027-lebanon-protesters-to-form-nationwide-human-chain

Australia: Firefighters battle to fight blazes in New South Wales – Houses destroyed and residents told to evacuate as emergency-level bush fires burn throughout NSW’s north coast.

Australia: Firefighters battle to fight blazes in New South Wales – Houses destroyed and residents told to evacuate as emergency-level bush fires burn throughout NSW’s north coast. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/firefighters-battle-fight-blazes-south-wales-191027091528258.html

Despite dozens of protester deaths over the weekend, demonstrators are continuing to gather in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service has been deployed to protect important state buildings

Despite dozens of protester deaths over the weekend, demonstrators are continuing to gather in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square. Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service has been deployed to protect important state buildings https://www.dw.com/en/iraq-hundreds-of-protesters-defy-crackdown/a-51007288

Almost 8,000 new private jets are expected to be bought by multinational companies and the super-rich over the next decade, each of which will burn 40 times as much carbon per passenger as regular commercial flights, according to a report by aviation firm Honeywell Aerospace.

Almost 8,000 new private jets are expected to be bought by multinational companies and the super-rich over the next decade, each of which will burn 40 times as much carbon per passenger as regular commercial flights, according to a report by aviation firm Honeywell Aerospace. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/27/super-rich-fuelling-growing-demand-for-private-jets-report-finds