A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries.
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets, venting anger over government corruption and economic drift a month after larger protests gathered.
Iraq's premier said that the country's "next battle" is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group.
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.
They came in their hundreds, fearful of attacks but determined to honour the victims of one of Kenya's worst ever massacres.
The bodies of the 148 students and security officers massacred by Somalia's Shebab Islamists in a Kenyan university were flown to Nairobi.
The United States is closely monitoring Iraqi forces in Tikrit amid allegations of human rights abuses committed by Baghdad's troops.
Thousands marched in Mexico City to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pledged to hold talks with her growing number of critics and said her embattled government needed to show humility.
About 1.5 million protesters hit the streets across Brazil in a major show of anger against leftist President Dilma Rousseff.
Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in separate national day demonstrations to both protest against, and voice support for, Prime Minister Viktor Orban.
At least 26 people including seven children were killed and more than 100 wounded in Syrian government air strikes near the capital Damascus.
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.
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.
Hong Kong police arrested 33 people and fired pepper spray during clashes with demonstrators that disrupted traffic.
The OSCE's envoy to Ukraine warned that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine.
Some 2,500 people marched in Mexico City marking the fifth month since the disappearance of 43 students .
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session to discuss the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine.
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.
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.
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