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Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital
Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries.

Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital
Brazilians march against Rousseff government
Brazilians march against Rousseff government

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets, venting anger over government corruption and economic drift a month after larger protests gathered.

Brazilians march against Rousseff government
Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar
Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar

Iraq's premier said that the country's "next battle" is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group.

Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar
Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year
Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year

Six Ukrainian troops were killed by landmines in the restive separatist-held east, breaking a lull of several days in a conflict that began a year ago this week.

Six Ukraine soldiers killed as war marks year
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue
Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue

They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.

Kenyans mourn massacre dead, wait in anguish at morgue
Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university
Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university

The bodies of the 148 students and security officers massacred by Somalia's Shebab Islamists in a Kenyan university were flown to Nairobi.

Shock, defiance in Kenya after Shebab massacre 148 at university
US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official
US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official

The United States is closely monitoring Iraqi forces in Tikrit amid allegations of human rights abuses committed by Baghdad's troops.

US to hold Iraqi forces to account in Tikrit: official
Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished
Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished

Thousands marched in Mexico City to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students.

Mexicans protest six months after 43 students vanished
Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests
Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility.

Brazil's Rousseff pledges talks after mass protests
Anti-Rousseff protests draw 1.5 million across Brazil
Anti-Rousseff protests draw 1.5 million across Brazil

About 1.5 million protesters hit the streets across Brazil in a major show of anger against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.

Anti-Rousseff protests draw 1.5 million across Brazil
Hungarians rally on national day for and against PM Orban
Hungarians rally on national day for and against PM Orban

Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in separate national day demonstrations to both protest against, and voice support for, Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Hungarians rally on national day for and against PM Orban
26 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus: monitor
26 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus: monitor

At least 26 people including seven children were killed and more than 100 wounded in Syrian government air strikes near the capital Damascus.

26 dead in Syria regime air raids near Damascus: monitor
Seven months on, Ferguson shooting takes its toll
Seven months on, Ferguson shooting takes its toll

Seven months under the wrong kind of spotlight is taking its toll on Ferguson as it tries to move past the dark shadow cast by the police killing of unarmed black teenager.

Seven months on, Ferguson shooting takes its toll
Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
Hong Kong police arrest 33 after anti-mainland march
Hong Kong police arrest 33 after anti-mainland march

Hong Kong police arrested 33 people and fired pepper spray during clashes with demonstrators that disrupted traffic.

Hong Kong police arrest 33 after anti-mainland march
Special representative of the acting OSCE chairman Heidi Tagliavini. ©RIA Novosti
Ukraine at a 'crossroads', still faces threat of war: OSCE

The OSCE's envoy to Ukraine warned that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine at a 'crossroads', still faces threat of war: OSCE
March in Mexico City over slain students
March in Mexico City over slain students

Some 2,500 people marched in Mexico City marking the fifth month since the disappearance of 43 students .

March in Mexico City over slain students
UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of annexation
UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of annexation

The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine.

UN to discuss Ukraine on anniversary of annexation
Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia
Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia

The day after her husband was arrested, Elvira Ablyalimova woke up to find her home in Crimea surrounded by snipers while a squad of men combed through her belongings for 10 hours.

Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia
French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech
French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech

French President vowed to introduce tougher penalties for "racist, anti-Semitic or homophobic" remarks in the wake of last month's militant attacks in Paris.

French president Hollande vows stiffer penalties for hate speech