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  • Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Amid reports of violence back home, Ukraine wins gold in biathlon
    SOCHI, Russia — This has been a tough week for the Ukrainian athletes at the Sochi Olympics. Sports have seemed far less important amid reports of bloody clashes between the government and opposition demonstrators back home. So Valj Semerenko...
  • Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone

    Latvia adopts euro, becomes 18th member of the Eurozone
    Latvia began its new year as the 18th member of the European zone, despite vigorous opposition from many citizens who worry about price increases in 2014. The ceremony to switch the country officially to euros from its former currency, the lats,...
  • Syria violence kills dozens; some rebels split from opposition group

    Syria violence kills dozens; some rebels split from opposition group
    BEIRUT -- The Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday was marked with the death of more than 20 people in an explosion in the southern Syrian province of Dara, government and opposition forces said Wednesday, and rebel factions in the area announced a break with the...
  • Kerry makes impassioned plea to Syrian opposition to join peace talks

    Kerry makes impassioned plea to Syrian opposition to join peace talks
    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John F. Kerry pleaded Thursday with Syrian opposition groups not to drop out of a peace conference scheduled to convene next week to begin the process of setting up a new government for their war-scarred country....
  • Anti-government protests in Thailand turn violent with explosion

    Anti-government protests in Thailand turn violent with explosion
    An explosive device tossed into a crowd of anti-government protesters in Bangkok on Friday injured at least 36 people and ominously altered the mood of a 2-month-old campaign to force out Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Government supporters...
  • Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses

    Legal experts teach Syrian rebels to prevent human rights abuses
    GAZIANTEP, Turkey — When law student Ibrahim Olabi concluded his presentation to a group of Syrian rebels, the fighters had some difficult questions concerning international humanitarian law. Under the theory of collateral damage, they asked,...
  • Egypt police fire water cannons on protesters testing new law

    CAIRO -- Egypt’s tough new anti-protest law got its first major test Tuesday when dozens of demonstrators gathered in the capital to protest harsh police tactics -- and were met with drenching water-cannon blasts. The anti-protest measure, which...
  • Egypt's political tumult tears apart families, old friendships

    CAIRO — One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder. The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 3, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park's Mather Point look out over a rare total cloud inversion. The phenomenon, caused by cold and warm air masses interacting, left the Grand Canyon peaking above a sea of clouds....
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 4, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Florida with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Space Launch Complex in Cape Canaveral. This is SpaceX's first commercial launch from its central Florida launch pad and the first commercial flight from...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 17, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where the Colby fire that has been burning above Glendora since Thursday morning did not increase in size overnight as crews took advantage of calmer winds to reinforce containment lines....
  • The Week in Pictures | Jan. 13–19, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. We begin in Southern California, where the fast-moving Colby fire, which started early Thursday, has consumed 1,709 acres and destroyed five homes....