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PHOTOS: Bloody clash in the Ukraine

The Ukrainian government declared it would deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly bold pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern region.


PHOTOS: Eviction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Squatters clashed with police after a Brazilian court ordered that 5,000 people be evicted from abandoned buildings in Rio de Janeiro.


PHOTOS: Rwanda Prepares for Genocide Anniversary

Rwanda is preparing to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the country’s 1994 genocide, when more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered over a 100 day period.


PHOTOS: Pro Syrian supporters clash with opponents in Lebanon

Clashes erupted between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, near the Sunni neighborhood of Tariq Jadideh, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 23, 2014, the worst fighting in the Lebanese capital in nearly two years.


PHOTOS: Tensions rise in Ukraine as referendum nears

As the standoff between the Russian military and Ukrainian forces continues, world leaders are pushing for a diplomatic solution.


PHOTOS: Tensions over control of Crimean peninsula continue at checkpoint

Tensions continue at a checkpoint set up by armed men with Russian flags blocking the Crimean pennensula from mainland Ukraine.


PHOTOS: Crimean Tatars on edge as Ukraine-Russia tension boils

Crimean Tatars, hundreds of thousands of whom Stalin deported in the 1950s, make up between 15%-20% of Crimea’s population and have historically been suspicious of Russian rule. The pro-Russian Crimean Parliament voted yesterday to secede from Ukraine, join Russia and hold a referendum on the issue on March 16. The Crimean population is majority Russian, [...]


PHOTOS: Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest Israeli military requirement

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied against government plans to force them to serve in the Israeli military, blocking roads and paralyzing Jerusalem on Sunday, March 2, 2014.


PHOTOS: Mass looting of Muslim shops in Central African Republic

(AP) Looting continues in the Miskin district of Bangui, Central African Republic, on Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014.


PHOTOS: Car bomb near Syrian border kills many in Lebanon

A deadly car bomb exploded near a gas station in the predominately Shiite town of Hermel, in northeast Lebanon, Saturday, February 2, 2014.


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A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off th



PHOTOS: Ceremony commemorating anniversary of Boston Marathon bombings, April 15, 2014

A ceremony was held commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings on Boylston Street, Apri