Members of the Druze community watch the funeral of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Nahad Seif in the northern village of Yanuh-Jat on Wednesday. Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four rabbis and a Druze police officer in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city.
The Atibainha dam in Brazil, part of the Cantareira reservoir, has been hit by a drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state. It is the area’s worst drought in 80 years and has left the Cantareira system, which provides greater Sao Paulo with most of its water, with the lowest water level on record.
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Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda answers questions on the country’s economy during a press conference at the BoJ headquarters in Tokyo
An Israeli police officer gestures as he holds a weapon near the scene of an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue. Two suspected Palestinian men armed with axes and knives killed four people on Tuesday before being shot dead by police
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Porters carry a shark (left) and a marlin to the local market in Hamarweyne near the port of Mogadishu, Somalia
Students perform a skit outside the presidential palace in Jakarta during a protest against the fuel price rises. Indonesian president Joko Widodo announced a sharp increase in fuel prices on Monday, saying costly government subsidies would be better spent on infrastructure and development
People walk the stairs of the European Parliament building, in Brussels.
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Palestinian protesters burn tyres in front of Israel’s barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem
A policeman secures a university compound where U.S. President Barack Obama will meet members of different youth organisations, in Yangon. Obama, visiting Myanmar‘s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, said a provision in the Southeast Asian nation’s constitution that prevents candidates from running for president because of their children’s nationality made no sense.
A woman, who underwent a sterilisation surgery at a government mass sterilisation “camp”, sits in hospital bed at Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) hospital in Bilaspur, in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The doctor whose sterilisation of 83 women in less than three hours ended in at least a dozen deaths said on Thursday the express operations were his moral responsibility and blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy. Dr R. K Gupta, who says he has conducted more than 50,000 such operations, denied that his equipment was rusty or dirty and said it was the government’s duty to control the number of people that turned up at his family-planning “camp”.