Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan is assisted by Lapo Pistelli, Italian deputy foreign minister, as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin at the Ciampino airport in Rome on Thursday. She was sentenced to death in Sudan for renouncing Islam and converting to Christianity, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum. She will reside in the US.
A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the US Supreme Court in Washington. The court on Monday ruled that business owners could object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters are stopped from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against the recent rape and hanging of two girls in Lucknow
A child plays on a swing beneath a poster of a policeman in Busan, South Korea
Anke Van Dermeersch, a Belgian senator for the far-right Vlaams Belang party, arrives at court on Friday to hear a preliminary injunction brought by French shoe designer Christian Louboutin against an advertising campaign by her party. Mr Louboutin asked the court in Antwerp to stop the campaign for the Flemish group “Women against Islamisation” using his iconic stilettos for a poster denouncing Islam. The poster shows the bare legs of former Miss Belgium Ms Van Dermeersch wearing signature red-soled Louboutins as she lifts up a black dress.