Youths attend a martial art practice session in Jammu, India, on Tuesday. Dozens practiced their skils under a local trainer.
Venezuela's fans cheer during their U-20 World Cup Group B soccer match against Spain at the al-Salam Stadium in al-Obour, Egypt, on Thursday.
One day after being feted in Venice, the Venezuelan leader visits Belarus today to discuss trade deals, including a new gas cartel similar to OPEC.
Less popular among Latin leaders, the Venezuelan president is on an 11-day trip to visit allies including Libya's Qaddafi and Iran's Ahmadinejad.
The Venezuelan leader gave Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi a warm hug yesterday during his 11-day tour to Russia, Belarus, Syria, Algeria, Libya, and Iran.
Protesters reported beatings and shootings near the parliament Wednesday. Regime opponents vowed to persist with protests that have deepened a cultural divide between hard-liners and more moderate reformers.
Bickering and divisiveness among democrats within former Soviet states could lead to authoritarian, anti-Western rule.
At Prague summit today, EU leaders seek stronger ties with six former Soviet republics.
Workers are being sent home, construction has stopped, and leaders of the 'Baltic Tiger' fear growing social unrest.