Violence

Protesters clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Three people have died in clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine's two month-long political crisis. The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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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. Read more

Bangkok Shutdown mass rally...epa04033755 Thai anti-government protests leader Suthep Thaugsuban (L) is greeted by supporters as he leads a mass march as part of the Bangkok Shutdown rally at a major business district in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 January 2014. The uptick in violence of grenade attacks did not stop anti-government protesters from marching to drum up support for the movement, aimed at forcing caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government to resign.

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Thai anti-government protests leader Suthep Thaugsuban is greeted by supporters as he leads a mass march as part of the Bangkok Shutdown rally at a big business district in Bangkok, Thailand. The uptick in violence of grenade attacks did not stop anti-government protesters from marching to drum up support for the movement, aimed at forcing caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government to resign. Read more

Vladimir Malyshev...Ukrainian lawmakers scuffle as pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, injured in the scuffle, has blood on his face in the Ukrainian parliament  in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawmakers scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament 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 in its second reading.

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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 Read more

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.

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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

A Palestinian youth wearing a gas mask to protect against tear gas, lobs a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia

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A Palestinian youth wears a mask to protect against tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to Israel’s Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia.

Filipino army soldiers stand behind an armoured personnel carrier on the fifth day of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines

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Soldiers in the Philippines stand behind an armoured personnel carrier on the fifth day of a stand-off between government troops and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city, on the island of Mindanao Read more

A resident looks at burning houses during a fire fight between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels as stand-off entered its fourth day in Zamboanga City on the southern island of Mindanao.

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A young Filipino stands amid burning houses after a fire fight between Philippine forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on the southern island of Mindanao. The stand-off between government troops and rebels holed up in the southern city, entered its fourth day on Thursday. Read more

Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International hold up masks depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt on August 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. In the latest turn of events in Egypt militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead.

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Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt. In the latest turn of events in Egyptian militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead

Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners sh...Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike sing and dance as they gather on August 16, 2013 in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of their deaths. Today marks a year after police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin's mine, northwest of Johannesburg, which killed 34 and injured 78 people. The August shooting was described as the worst police brutality since the end of apartheid two decades ago. Three days ago, the firm has recognised radical labour group AMCU, which led the wage strike, in an attempt to ease simmering inter-union tensions on the platinum belt. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike gather on Friday in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of the deaths. Police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin’s mine, northwest of Johannesburg. Read more

Egyptians search for valuables among the debris of a protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug.15, 2013. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with over 300 people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president. Wednesday's raids touched off day-long street violence that prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from the Muslim world and the West, including the United States.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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The remains of the protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in the Giza area of the city, on Thursday. Egypt faces a new phase of uncertainty after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began, with at least 421 people killed in Wednesday’s violence and 3,572 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. In the latest development on Thursday, Turkey has called for a UN meeting in an effort to reduce further bloodshed.