Ukraine's opposition leaders urged hundreds of thousands of pro-Europe protesters at a rally yesterday to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich to sack his government and drop plans for closer ties with Russia.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner publicly prodded him yesterday to show "historic courage" and reach a peace deal with the Palestinians even at the risk of his government's collapse.
Residents of the Central African Republic gathered in churches to mourn yesterday after hundreds of people were killed in violence between Christian and Muslim communities, prompting France to intervene in its former colony.
THAI Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra proposed a referendum on her future and promised to resign if that was what the people wanted, as anti-government protesters prepared for a final push to try to force her from power.
Police in India have detained two men suspected of killing an activist who campaigned against superstition and "religious charlatanism" - a killing that shocked the nation and led hundreds of self-proclaimed rationalists to protest in the western city of Pune.