Women gather around the world for dance protests as part of the “One Billion Rising” movement to draw attention to the number of women who are survivors of abuse.
Protesters clashed with police in Bahrain as the majority Shi'ite opposition marks the second anniversary of an uprising against the country's Sunni rulers.
South Africa's famous Olympic sprinter, Oscar Pistorius, has been arrested and charged with murder following a deadly shooting at his residence in Pretoria.
Pope Benedict has announced his resignation from the papacy. He will resign on February 28.