Two demonstrators jump from the top of a bonfire in Parliament Square, as students demonstrate against planned tuition fee increases in London, England, on Dec. 9. Dominic Lipinski/AP
Police officers scuffle with demonstrators, and the media, during a student protest in London, England, on Dec. 9. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
British students try to remove barriers set up by British police officers during scuffles following a protest march on Dec. 9 in London, England against government plans to triple tuition fees. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Police officers try to control demonstrators during a student protest in London, England, on Dec. 9. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
Police officers stand in Parliament Square, before a student protest, in London, England, on Dec. 9. Andrew Winning/Reuters
Thousands of students march through the streets of central London to the Houses of Parliament on Dec. 9. Sang Tan/AP
Standing on the plinth of a statue of wartime leader Winston Churchill, British students protest in London, England, on Dec. 9. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Students march during a protest against proposed tuition fee rises in Birmingham, England, on Dec. 8. Darren Staples/Reuters
Students protest against proposed tuition fee rises in Birmingham, England, on Dec. 8. Darren Staples/Reuters
A student protests in Parliament Square in London, England, on Dec. 9. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
On Thursday, the UN reported that militants in northern Iraq were ordering mutilation of women and girls. Analysts quickly challenged the report, and the UN is continuing to investigate.
ByStephanie Nebehay, Reuters
Shortly after the United Nations reported Thursday that militant group Islamic State had ordered girls and women to undergo female genital mutilation, doubts emerged on social media about the basis for the report. One document posted on Twitter suggested the order may be a year old and have been issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) the group's previous name.