Last Saturday hundreds of activists gathered in Casablanca and Rabat to protest against corruption, the high cost of living and other causes of discontent.
It's not often that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not the most imposing presence in a room. However, he was dwarfed in comparison with Russian Olympic athletes when congratulating them on their London 2012 success.
Several women were injured after Assad air strikes hit their homes in Azaz, Aleppo on Wednesday. This picture was widely circulated on Twitter, showing the shocking brutality of the ongoing violence in Syria.
Thousands flee the North-East Indian cities of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune, after threatening SMS/MMS messages were sent sparking rumours of continued violence following weeks of ethnic conflict in the area.
In the UK men's rights activists have one fewer argument to use when explaining their 'terrible oppression' to women, after boys achieved more A* grades at A-levels than girls, for the first time.
India's 66th Independence Day was celebrated on Wednesday. 15 August, is a holiday commemorating India's independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947. India achieved independence following the Indian independence movement noted for largely peaceful nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress. In celebration India Gate in the heart of New Delhi was lit up.
Arsenal fans had a difficult week as they lost their captain Robin van Persie to rivals Manchester United. Some fans took it well saying "We all knew he was going, just sad to see him go to one of our main rivals. But that's football." Others not so well...
On Thursday Ecuador announced they they would grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum, following threats from the UK government that they would enter the embassy and arrest Assange. Protesters gathered outside the embassy including members of Anonymous, wearing their signature masks and holding 'I'm Julian' signs.
Six people were arrested on Thursday night after staging a sit-in in Barack Obama's campaign headquarters in Oakland, California. A video shared by Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran seriously injured by a police projectile during an Occupy Oakland protest on October 25, showed "pushing, shoving and brandishing of chairs" as the protesters tried to sit down in the middle of the office.