The separatist stronghold, Donetsk, Ukraine, was shaken by intense outgoing and incoming artillery fire as a bitter battle raged for control over the city's airport Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.
Photos from the funeral service for NYC policeman Rafael Ramos. Ramos and his partner were shot on a Brooklyn street in their patrol car.
Protests picked up ahead of the grand jury's decision over indicting a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black 18-year-old.
The 1st Marine Division, supported by forces from the U.S. Army and Iraqi Army, launched the Second Battle of Fallujah, Operation AL FAJR, to eliminate the remaining insurgent sanctuary there and enable Iraqi Security Forces and local government to take back control of their city.
Violent protests by pro-Kurdish demonstrators in southeast Turkey angry at the government's lack of action against jihadists in Syria.
Police fired tear gas upon pro-democracy demonstrators near the Hong Kong government headquarters on Sunday
Besieged rebel bastion of Douma, northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus, after reported airstrikes by government forces