Unicef says 650 women and girls locked up, tortured and sexually abused by security forces during mass expulsions.
Context: Karachi, Pakistan, Sindh province
Relative calm in south disturbed as Palestinian terrorists launch rocket from north Gaza
Context: Baghdad, Iraq, Kirkuk, car bomb
Somali pirates are reported to have received a total of about $12.3m (£7.6m) in ransom money to release two ships.
Context: Armenia, Azerbaijan, International Committee of the Red Cross
Context: Italy, Pompeii, ancient Roman
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says he has been placed under house arrest to prevent him holding a party to mark the destruction of his Shanghai studio.
Context: Christ the King, Polish, Swiebodzin, biggest statue of Jesus
Context: Haiti cholera outbreak
A fire in a shopping centre in northern China kills at least 19 people and leaves 27 more injured, state media reports.
Context: Indonesia, Java, Mount Merapi volcanic eruption, Mounts Merapi
Hurricane Tomas was aiming for the British territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday after killing seven people in Haiti and turning refugee camps into rivers of mud.
Obama and his wife walked down the ladder to a red carpet welcome and were received by Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan who presented him a memento.
Context: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Japan, Tokyo, finance minister
Pope Benedict XVI begins a visit to Spain, where the traditionally powerful Catholic Church feels under pressure from secular values.
Context: Petit family home invasion
* Oleg Kashin worked for leading Russian daily Kommersant * Covered opposition protests, national politics * Medvedev personally orders in
Police say a bomb attack on officers in West Belfast could have ended in "mass murder".
Context: Anwar al-Awlaki, Muslims, Yemen
F1 champion Jenson Button praises the actions of his police driver after armed men attempt to threaten him while driving in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Hamas leader says Jews were kicked out by France, Britain, Russia and Germany “because they betrayed, stole and corrupted these countries."
Tens of thousands of protesters took part in one of the largest anti-nuclear rallies in years on Saturday as the first shipment of waste in two years was slowed by activists on its way from France back to Germany.
Context: Jakaya Kikwete, Tanzania
Guam - The Guam Election Commission voted unanimous to certify the Gubernatorial results Saturday evening after an all day re-count that saw problems with the tabulation machines and stray ballots. ...
Context: Burma, general elections
Context: 2010 presidential election, Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, President
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