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Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on Wednesday as seen from the Israeli border with the Palestinian coastal enclave. The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said today
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
People angered by an attack on a church in central Bangui, the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, take part in a protest. At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and several others wounded in clashes on Wednesday, a military source said
An anti-government protester takes aim at riot police with his slingshot during clashes after the funeral procession of Ali Abbas and Ahmed Al Mesjen who died when their car exploded in the village of Maqsha west of Manama, Bahrain
A policeman yawns as he sits with his colleagues outside a court where the case of the gang-rape of a photojournalist was heard in Mumbai. Four men were found guilty on Thursday of the gang-rape of a photojournalist last year in Mumbai, an attack that sparked street protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world’s largest democracy. The four men convicted of gang-rape are due to be sentenced on Friday, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam told reporters outside the Mumbai court where the case was heard.
An anti-government activist is arrested by police during a protest against Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas. Twenty-eight people have been killed and 365 injured in anti-government protests
Relatives of Berkin Elvan cry as his coffin is carried on Tuesday in Istanbul. The teenager died on Tuesday after being in a coma since June 2013 after being struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on protesters. The teenager, the eighth person to be killed in the Gezi Park protests, has become one of the prime symbols of violence faced by protesters throughout the nationwide Gezi demonstrations.
Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro’s government just under a year since he took office.
Protesters clash with riot police in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. A least three protesters were killed in the clashes, opposition activists say. Violence erupted after anti-government protesters broke through a police cordon in front of parliament. They marched towards parliament to demand constitutional reforms that would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych.
A handout photo issued by Christian Aid shoes Maracillina Amee, 68, who was attacked in the 1990s by Lord’s Resistance Army soldiers, who cut off her nose and killed her 10-year-old daughter, is to receive plastic surgery via the Refugee Law Project. A multimedia exhibition to mark Tuesday’s International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, “In Kony’s Shadow”, documents the stories of those who survived the terror of Joseph Kony’s LRA in northern Uganda. The exhibition opens on March 5 at Gallery@Oxo, in London
A woman speaks as she kneels down in front of a line of riot police in the center of Kiev Ukrainian protesters today expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine‘s worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. After five days of clashes that activists say left five dead, Ukraine’s three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych late on January 23 but the minor concessions they announced were greeted with derision by protesters.
Protesters fight with police in central Kiev, Ukraine. Three people have died in clashes in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine’s two-month political crisis.
Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading
A child sits next to barbed wire as people stand in a refugee camp near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, after fleeing violence