KENYAN opposition lawmakers have disrupted a vote to authorise tough terrorism-related measures that rights activists say threaten civil liberties and free speech, forcing the parliamentary speaker to postpone the session.
A shocked Pakistan on Wednesday began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.
Russian consumers have flocked to stores, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the rouble over recent days.
Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine's separatist conflict since a September ceasefire, according to a UN report that said many living in the country's rebel-held east were struggling to survive.
JAPAN'S Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to prevail over resistance to his plans for economic and political change following a weekend election victory which gives him up to four more years in power.
HONG Kong police have torn down barricades, folded up tents and arrested some protesters at the third and final pro-democracy protest camp, ending demonstrations which have blocked traffic for two and a half months.
The Afghan Taliban killed a Supreme Court official, a dozen mine clearers and several national and foreign soldiers, but also suffered heavy losses during intensifying violence ahead of the withdrawal of most international troops in the next two weeks.
Greece's radical leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, accused prime minister Antonis Samaras yesterday of sowing fear in the country to win support for a vote to elect a new president which the government must win to avoid a snap election.
Islamic State militants have shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said yesterday, killing the two pilots and raising fresh concerns about the extremists' ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing US-led coalition airstrikes.