Four activists with the Ukrainian feminist organization Femen held a topless protest on St. Peter's Square to protest the Catholic Church's stand against same-sex marriage.
A Pakistani cleric and thousands of his supporters have left the eastern city of Lahore on a protest march to demand sweeping election reforms.
Yury Shmidt -- who played leading roles in numerous high-profile cases such as the killings of Duma Deputy Galina Starovoitova and Duma Deputy Sergei Yushenko -- died in St. Petersburg on January 12 following a long illness, aged 75.
Four people, including a 7-year-old boy, have been killed in two insurgent attacks in Iraq.
A roadside bomb in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region has killed 14 Pakistani soldiers, local officials say.
A Tajik citizen has been shot and killed by police in Moscow after allegedly threatening officers with a knife.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated journalists on the occasion of their annual professional holiday.
Some 190 prisoners have been released from custody in Georgia as part of an amnesty that came into effect on January 13.
Officials say at least seven people were killed in a late-night bomb attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
Tens of thousands of protesters have held a sanctioned march through the center of Moscow to protest a recently adopted law that bans the adoption of Russian children by U.S. citizens.
President Hugo Chavez, 58, hasn’t been seen or spoken publicly since his fourth surgery for cancer in Cuba on December 11.
President Francois Hollande also announced that security is being boosted inside France to protect against potential retaliation.