Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych went on sick leave today after a bruising session of parliament, leaving a political vacuum in a country destabilised by anti-government protests and threatened with bankruptcy.
Parliament debates offering an amnesty to anyone arrested in protests, as attempts are made to avert full-scale crisis
To bring them in would be deeply damaging to the principle of policing by consent
Mr Azarov, who has called the protesters 'terrorists', said he offered his resignation as to encourage 'social-political compromise'
Sao Paulo demonstration billed as the year’s first action against the summer tournament ended in tear gas and rubber bullets after cars were torched and bank windows smashed
Protesters claim the newly-occupied Ukrainian House complex had a police sniper post with 'spent cartridges' on the roof
Something to Declare
Why people are angry and what happens next
Country's Interior Ministry denies responsibility
Security forces have chased protesters away from the site
Heavyweight boxing champion and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko caught up in demonstrations in capital Kiev
You don't have to be Marxist to want a better world, but sometimes student politics makes it feel that way
The resurgence in student activism at the end of last year must be harnessed to build lasting change, argues Harrison Jones
Bangladeshi voters are due to go to the polls today in a much-disputed election marred by fresh violence over the weekend.
Hundreds of police officers are complaining that orders to be restrained prevent them from dealing with protesters
Pro-Morsi supporters convicted on charges ranging from rioting to sabotage