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  • Thai government declares state of emergency as violence escalates

    Thai officials proclaimed a state of emergency Tuesday to contain increasingly violent anti-government protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and derail an election she has called. The 60-day emergency state gives the government...
  • 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....
  • Ukraine protesters reject deal with president

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Friday rejected a shaky negotiated compromise reached between its leaders and embattled President Victor Yanukovich after five hours of hard talks. By a show of hands, thousands of protesters who...
  • Ukraine's president outlines deal with protesters as talks continue

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's president on Friday confirmed elements of a partial deal reached with the political opposition, saying he would offer amnesty for dozens of protesters arrested in recent days, reshuffle his government and amend controversial...
  • Ukraine president offers top posts to opposition in bid to end strife

    KIEV. Ukraine -- In a desperate bid to stop the violence in Kiev and to keep his job, embattled Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich offered the prime minister's job late Saturday to opposition leader Arseny Yatsenyuk. The president also offered the...
  • Little progress out of Ukraine talks, but vote planned on amnesty

    Little progress out of Ukraine talks, but vote planned on amnesty
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Opposition leaders emerged from four hours of talks with Ukraine's president late Monday offering little comment to reporters or their supporters amid almost no sign of progress in negotiations. Justice Minister Olena Lukash said the...
  • Ukrainians see worrisome nationalistic elements among protesters

    Ukrainians see worrisome nationalistic elements among protesters
    KIEV, Ukraine — The protest movement seeking to push Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich from power is providing a stage for what one analyst calls "wild protest factions" that are at times driving developments on the street and complicating...
  • Thailand to hold Feb. 2 election despite threat of violence

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thai election officials said Tuesday that a controversial Feb. 2 vote would proceed as scheduled despite mounting pressure from anti-government protesters and threats of continuing violence. Although election commissioners initially...
  • Egypt takes aim at protests, bans unapproved gatherings

    CAIRO — Egypt's interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country....
  • Thailand protesters storm finance, foreign ministries

    NEW DELHI -- Blowing whistles and calling for the prime minister to resign, anti-government demonstrators forced their way into Thailand’s finance and foreign ministries Monday, joining thousands who poured into the streets of the Thai capital of...