A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on Wednesday in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A woman reacts with tears after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, Ukraine
Rescue personnel survey the wreckage after an explosion in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on Friday. The explosion, caused by a gas leak, killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air
A woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her belongings following recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk on Tuesday
A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
A Palestinian boy inspects the remains of a car hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Monday. Israel kept up its punishing raids on the area but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.
An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Thursday. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager
A man holds a boy who survived what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo
A woman carries bags in a destroyed neighbourhood of the Old City of Homs, some 162km north of the capital Damascus. Syrians have been streaming back into the ruins of the Old City of Homs since opposition forces pulled out
A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand on Tuesday.