Agence France-Presse and Thomson Reuters

Boko Haram attacks have displaced thousands in Nigeria this year: Human Rights Watch

The New York-based rights group on Friday said Boko Haram has carried out more than 40 attacks already in 2014 which have killed roughly 700 people.

Turkish president says on Twitter that social media bans are unacceptable


Turkish police fire teargas on demonstrators marking Gezi protests anniversary

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine as foreign ministers prepare for talks in Berlin

Mali’s president says wreckage of Air Algerie flight has been spotted in the north

Ukraine cuts finances to separatist regions in the east until ‘terrorists’ leave

Gas and power supplies will continue to spare ‘ordinary people’ during the winter, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

Russia calls UN resolution on North Korea human rights record ‘counter-productive’

‘We are convinced that UN structures dedicated to human rights should not turn into judicial or prosecution bodies,’ Russia’s top diplomat said.

Michael Brown’s parents call account of events given by officer who killed him ‘crazy’

Brown’s death, the aggressive police response to protests and now the result of the grand jury hearing have stirred racial tensions in Ferguson and across the US.