Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Chad's response to the threat posed by Boko Haram
27 Dec 2013 14:25 GMT
President Barack Obama meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
A demonstrator confronts riot police as Turkish nationalists attempt to march on Taksim Square in Istanbul on November 8, 2013.
OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman looks at the street from her home in Masakn Otham, where more than one thousand Syrian families live, in the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt. Tensions between Syrians and Egyptians have been simmering.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dances to a Reggae version of "Merry Christmas" performed by Jay Douglas during a break in the council meeting in Toronto. In 2013, the mayor admitted to using crack cocaine.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press via Cooper-Toronto Star, David Cooper
Ukrainian cossaks cross themselves during a service before taking their guarding duty at the camp of the pro-EU opposition during a protest at Kiev(***)s Independence Square.
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A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire.
AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan, File
A ferry passes the Sydney Opera House as thick smoke from bushfires blanketed the city November 2, 2013.
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina (L) talk to the media in Moscow. The musicians were released after spending two years in a Russian prison.
A worker leaves the site where a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh killing 1,129 people.
AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous, File
Recently retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar looks on during a function announcing him as a UNICEF Regional Ambassador in Mumbai on November 28, 2013.
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Severe drought in Namibia has devastated the country threatening the survival of people and animals.
Azad Essa/Al Jazeera
Lebanese security forces and firefighters gather next to destroyed vehicles at the scene of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on December 27. The blast killed several people, including Mohammed Chatah, a senior aide to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
AP Photo/Hussein Malla
Demand for Korean War peace treaty by prominent activists casts light on issue drawing criticism and support.
War & Conflict, Asia, South Korea
Narendra Modi and his ruling BJP government receive a mixed response on the delivery of pre-election promises.
Politics, Asia, India
Amid a deadly cholera outbreak in an isolated village, century-old vessel is ferrying out sick and desperate people.
Humanitarian crises, Refugees, Burundi
A month after the earthquake killed more than 8,600 people, volunteer relief missions continue to be a vital lifeline.
Humanitarian crises, Nepal, Asia
The Ethiopian prime minister discusses democracy, human rights, press freedom and the future of his country.
Politics, Human Rights, Ethiopia
The story of Algeria's past, present and future - from independence to the Arab Spring and beyond.
As China tries to outmuscle its neighbours, we ask who will win the battle over the resource-rich waters.
Business & Economy, War & Conflict, Politics
People & Power investigates how Chad is responding to the threat posed by Boko Haram across West Africa.
War & Conflict, Africa, Boko Haram