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Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports

A Tibetan man in China burned himself to death on Tuesday, overseas media and a rights group reported, the latest in a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Tibetan man in China sets self on fire: reports
Mortar fire on Damascus kills child, hurts 40: state news
Mortar fire on Damascus kills child, hurts 40: state news

Mortar rounds fired on the Syrian capital Damascus on Tuesday killed a child and wounded at least 41 people, among them more children, state media said.

Mortar fire on Damascus kills child, hurts 40: state news
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One dead, dozen wounded in fresh Algeria ethnic clashes

A young man died and a dozen more were injured Friday in fresh clashes between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia, local sources said.

One dead, dozen wounded in fresh Algeria ethnic clashes
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria
Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria

The death toll in an attack by Fulani herdsmen on a village in northern Nigeria's Zamfara State rose to 79 from 30, a governor spokesman said.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 79 in Nigeria
15 civilians killed in Nigerian 'suicide attack': military
15 civilians killed in Nigerian 'suicide attack': military

Fifteen civilians were killed in an explosion in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, after troops foiled what the military said was an attempted suicide attack by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

15 civilians killed in Nigerian 'suicide attack': military
South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN
South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN

War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN warned Monday, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation, where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.

South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN
Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum
Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum

Protesters barricaded themselves inside Taiwan's parliament for a third straight day, threatening "further action" if the government pushes ahead with its plans to ratify a contentious trade pact with China.

Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum
Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills three
Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills three

At least six Taliban suicide attackers stormed a police station in the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Thursday, killing three people in a major assault ahead of the presidential election.

Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills three
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Continuing Syria refugee crisis 'unconscionable': UN

Syria's civil war has forced more than nine million people from their homes, creating the world's largest displaced population, the UN said on Friday, describing the continuing conflict as "unconscionable".

Continuing Syria refugee crisis 'unconscionable': UN
Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence
Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence

Students and opponents of the Venezuelan government have called a new rally for Wednesday to mark a month of protests in Caracas, as the death toll from demo-related violence reached 21.

Anti-government rally called in Caracas amid new violence
Clashes break out in east Ukraine flashpoint city
Clashes break out in east Ukraine flashpoint city

Clashes broke out in the flashpoint eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday following rival demonstrations by thousands of pro- and anti-Russian protesters, leaving around 10 people injured.

Clashes break out in east Ukraine flashpoint city
At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria
At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

At least 74 people were killed in attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants this weekend, taking the overall death toll this year beyond 300, with no apparent end in sight to the carnage.

At least 74 dead in Boko Haram violence in Nigeria
Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action
Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action

The two best-known members of Pussy Riot on Wednesday said they had been beaten and attacked with horsewhips during an action hostile to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Winter Olympics host city Sochi.

Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action
Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win
Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win

Protesters arrested during months of anti-government unrest in Ukraine were granted amnesty on Monday after the opposition agreed to end their occupation of Kiev city hall and other public buildings.

Ukraine protesters granted amnesty in opposition win
Car bomb kills at least 11 policemen in Karachi: officials
Car bomb kills at least 11 policemen in Karachi: officials

A powerful car bomb attack on a police bus on Thursday in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi killed at least 11 policemen and wounded 47 others.

Car bomb kills at least 11 policemen in Karachi: officials
Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police
Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police

Militants stormed a house of anti-Taliban activists and shot dead nine men in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar early Wednesday.

Gunmen kill 9 anti-Taliban volunteers in NW Pakistan: police
Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'
Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'

A policeman's wife was shot dead and then set on fire in front of terrified shoppers at a busy market in Thailand's violence-ridden deep south, officials said Monday, in an apparent revenge attack.

Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'
70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force
70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force

An estimated 70,000 pro-Western Ukrainians thronged the heart of Kiev on Sunday vowing never to give up their drive to oust President Viktor Yanukovych over his alliance with old master Russia.

70,000 rally in Kiev in fresh show of force
UN aid to enter Syria's Homs after first evacuations
UN aid to enter Syria's Homs after first evacuations

UN aid deliveries to rebel-held areas in the Syrian city of Homs were to begin Saturday, a day after dozens of civilians who survived more than 600 days of army siege were evacuated.

UN aid to enter Syria's Homs after first evacuations
Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets attacked in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday morning, sources on both sides said, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state.

Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack