Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 Turkey releases 4 jailed journalists pending trial's end
Four journalists accused of being involved in an alleged plot to overthrow the Turkish government were released on Monday pending the outcome of their trial in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in Turkey.
Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 11 killed in Iraq attacks
Gunmen stormed a mayor's office in northern Iraq Monday, killing five security guards, police said.
Monday, 12th March, 2012 Six dead in car bomb attack at Nigeria church
Tensions ran high in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Sunday in the aftermath of an explosion outside a Catholic church that left six people dead, according to hospital and government officials.
Monday, 12th March, 2012 Iraqi murders put gay and emo youth on edge
A recent rash of killings of people perceived to be gay or emo in Iraq has stoked fear within those communities, which worry the government might be unwilling or unable to protect them.
Monday, 12th March, 2012 Israeli airstrikes enter fourth day in Gaza
Israel launched fresh airstrikes early Monday in Gaza, security officials and medical sources said, as talks about a possible cease-fire after three days of bombing apparently failed. At least 30 people were injured, including one critically, they said.
Sunday, 11th March, 2012 Japan marks quake and tsunami anniversary
Japan is marking the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, leaving 20,000 dead or missing.
Sunday, 11th March, 2012 Canadian ski cross racer dies in crash
Canadian skier Nik Zoricic died of head injuries sustained from a crash while racing Saturday at a World Cup Ski Cross event in Grindelwald, Switzerland.