Gunfire rang out in the streets of Jenin on Wednesday as militants opened fire on Israeli troops conducting house-to-house searches for three teenagers believed kidnapped from near a settlement last week.
Witnesses of the execution by firing squad of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner this morning at a state prison in Utah share their view and describe what they saw in graphic detail as the debate on the death penalty and it's methodology continues.
Ethnic riots wracked southern Kyrgyzstan forcing thousands of Uzbeks to flee as their homes were torched by mobs of Kyrgyz men. The interim government begged Russia for troops to stop the violence, and the Kremlin offered humanitarian assistance.
Trouble began earlier this week in Kingston after the government approved a US extradition request for Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a reputed gang boss. Police were shot and killed, retreating from police stations set on fire by supporters of Dudus.
Gunfire and machete attacks are increasing in the Kenyan town of Nakuru where armed gangs are manning roadblocks and challenging journalists. The violence broke on on Thursday in the previously quiet town.