Violent clashes erupted as protesters took to the streets across Bosnia for a third day and set...
Police in the Russian capital have detained 10 LGBT activists after they tried to stage an unsanctioned rally at Moscow’s Red Square, Novaya Gazeta reports. The protest was timed to coincide with the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games at 20:14 MSK on Friday. The activists attempted to unfold rainbow flags and sing the Russian national anthem. Two of the activists are Swedish nationals.
Some 29 police officers have been injured and more than 30 protesters arrested as students clashed with police in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, on Friday. Students were demanding that the rector of University of Pristina State resign amid accusations of forgery and corruption. Rector Ibrahim Gashi rejected their demands. Protests turned violent when the students began throwing rocks and red paint at the police, who responded by dousing the students with teargas, according to a police spokeswoman who spoke to Reuters.
The international war crimes prosecutor is launching a preliminary investigation into crimes committed across the Central African Republic, according to an ICC prosecutor statement on Friday. “The plight of civilians in CAR since September 2012 has gone from bad to worse,” said prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in a statement. He added that some victims of crimes including murders and rape seemed to have bee religiously motivated, according to Reuters. The preliminary examination could lead to a full on investigation – the first since 2007, if enough evidence is found.
An earthquake measuring 5.1 has struck 34 kilometers off the coast of Namie city in Fukushima prefecture, according to the United States Geological Survey.The quake occurred at 2:18 am local time on Saturday at a depth of 63 kilometers. Fukushima prefecture was the site of a disastrous earthquake and Tsunami in 2011 which led to a nuclear disaster, causing widescale damage and thousands of deaths.No Tsunami warning has been issued in this instance.
Two explosive devices detonated on Friday in a Cairo suburb, according to state television. The explosions occurred near a police station in Giza, a large district on the outskirts of Cairo, Reuters reported. Three people were injured, a security source said.