Heavy security in Baghdad day after two protesters killed

BAGHDAD (AP) — Security forces and riot police deployed in the Iraqi capital yesterday, blocking all roads leading to a major central square that saw violent confrontations between protesters and police a day earlier. At least two anti-government protesters were killed and more than 200 were wounded after security forces used live ammunition and tear gas on protesters on Tuesday who were calling for an end to corruption, improved basic services and more jobs. The confrontations were some of the worst in more than a year and signalled the war-weary country could be facing a new round of political instability. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin