Explore the personal stories of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Everyday lives in conflict-ridden Aleppo
21 Oct 2013 11:35 GMT
A Rural Fire Service firefighter sprays water onto a small fire burning near a home in western Sydney, Australia. A state of emergency was declared in the state of New South Wales.
A soldier inspects a car with remnants of blood in Sudan(***)s West Darfur region on October 15. Three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen.
British graffiti artist Banksy is spending the month of October tagging New York City. Above, a new Banksy painting pictured on October 18.
The US Congress approved an 11th-hour deal last week to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world(***)s biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default. Visitors start an official tour, which had been suspended during the 16-day government shutdown, at the US Capitol in Washington.
People look at solar race cars during the 2013 World Solar Challenge closing parade in Adelaide, Australia on October 13. The race, lasting for seven days, took 43 participants over 3,021 kilometers from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia.
Filipinos walk on a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol province. More than 150 people were killed in the temblor.
EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of baseball(***)s American League championship series. The Red Sox advanced to the World Series.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
Al Ahli fans in Egypt protest in front of the general prosecutor(***)s office in Cairo October 19. Protesters were calling for the release of fellow fans arrested earlier this month during clashes with security personnel as the club(***)s handball team returned from Morocco after winning silver in the African Champions League tournament.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
More than 800 people were killed and 65,000 displaced in religion-based election violence in 2011 in the central city.
Nigeria Decides, Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan
More than 100 people were gunned down in Maidan Square a year ago, but investigations have failed to bring prosecutions.
Human Rights, Politics, War & Conflict
Religious practice involves ceremonial dancing, singing and body piercing - which are not allowed in mainstream Islam.
Religion, Europe, Albania
US announces it will slow American forces drawdown in Afghanistan amid increasing fears of Taliban-led civil war.
War & Conflict, Politics, Asia
It is a source of sustenance but also of tension and new political realities are now increasing uncertainty.
Egypt, Sudan, Middle East
A media post-mortem into the UK's surveillance report. Plus, why five years on in Argentina the media looks so familiar.
Media, Edward Snowden, Security
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
How to keep a telenovela profitable and demanding sponsors happy while inspiring the production team to stay passionate.
Arts & Culture, Mexico, Latin America