Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 Bangladesh ferry sinking kills at least 32
At least 32 people have died and scores are missing after a ferry with some 200 people on board sank in a southern Bangladeshi river, police say.
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.