Eyewitness: Ukraine, Kiev. Police block the road near the Cabinet of Ministers building

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Ukraine anti-government protesters try to seize energy ministry in Kiev

Demonstrators deny ministry’s claim they are holding two police captive as clashes continue in capital. Latest developments

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Ukraine protesters declare eight-hour truce as talks with government continue

An eight-hour truce has been declared by protesters in Kiev after a day of violence in which at least three people died and an opposition leader said he was willing to face “a bullet in the forehead” if Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, did not launch snap elections. Read more

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Kiev becomes a battle zone as Ukraine protests turn fatal

Wednesday is Ukraine’s Day of National Unity, but the country has never felt so divided.

At least three people have died in Kiev, the first casualties of a protest movement that has rumbled on for two months before bursting dramatically into violence over the weekend. Read more

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Members of the Ukrainian riot police are caught in the line of gasoline bombs hurled by anti-government protestors during the clashes in Kiev. More on this story.

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A protester holds up Egypt’s flag demanding President Mursi’s resignation in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

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Egypt protests: army issues 48-hour ultimatum - live coverage

• Up to five ministers resign from Morsi’s government • Health ministry says 16 killed and hundreds wounded • Muslim Brotherhood’s offices targeted as police stand by • Defiant Morsi dismisses call for his removal.

Bilderberg: is a CCTV camera on your head the best protest costume ever? Stuart Heritage looks at the other candidates.

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A Bangladeshi opposition activist gestures to police as he challenges them to shoot him during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The protest was called by an alliance of 18 parties to denounce trials of several opposition politicians accused of mass killings and atrocities during Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

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A protester dressed as Che Guevara lights a flare as he takes part in an anti-austerity demonstration in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters