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Ukraine: Tymoshenko freed as president denounces 'coup' - 22 February as it happened

We’re going to wrap up our live coverage of events in Ukraine for the day. Thanks very much for joining us.<p>Reuters has been speaking to some of the protesters camped out in Kiev’s Independence Square about what happens next. The consensus seems to be that the barricades will remain in place until a …

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Venezuela protests: demonstrators tell us why they're taking part

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Scenes of political turmoil have swept across Venezuela as citizens protest against unemployment, a rise in violent crime and surging inflation.<p>Demonstrators have also been protesting against the detention of opposition leader Leopoldo López, who surrendered to …

Somali presidential palace attacked by al-Shabaab militants

Nine al-Shabaab militants wearing military fatigues and carrying guns and grenades died after attacking Somalia's presidential palace with two car bombs in an assault the president called a "media spectacular" by a "dying animal".<p>The president, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, was unharmed but two government …

Injuries reported in Israel-Palestine clashes

Two separate clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters, one in Gaza and one in the West bank City of Hebron, have left at least 15 people wounded.<p>At least 13 men were wounded in fighting not far from Jabaliya northeast of Gaza City, medical sources told Al Jazeera on Friday.<p>Ashraf …

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Tymoshenko May Soon Be Free

There's another big breaking story from Ukraine, where earlier today an agreement was reached to hopefully end what in recent days had been a deadly series of clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces:<p>Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who has been in jail since …

Venezuela sends troops to violence-hit state

The Venezuelan government has ordered paratroopers to the state of Tachira, where student-led demonstrations against the president, Nicolas Maduro, have been marred by violence.<p>"Violence in Tachira is related to mobsters, and bootleggers who are taking advantage of the situation and portraying it …

Ukraine peace deal halts violence but crowds still angry | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - A breakthrough peace deal for Ukraine halted two days of violence that had turned the center of the capital into a war zone and killed 77 people, bringing sweeping political change that met many demands of the pro-European opposition.<p>Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich …

Syria submits new 100-day plan for removal of chemical weapons | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has submitted a new 100-day plan for the removal of its chemical weapons after failing to meet a February 5 deadline, but the international mission overseeing the operation believes it can be done in a shorter time frame, diplomats said on Friday.<p>A U.N. chemical …

Ukraine protests: end nears for Viktor Yanukovych despite concessions

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych signalled concessions to the street campaign seeking to topple him, agreeing to early presidential elections, the quick formation of a coalition government with the opposition, and ruling out a state of emergency after the worst bloodshed the country has seen …

Ukraine peace deal brokered but protesters and barricades remain

Six priests wailed an a cappella dirge as the open funeral casket was carried through the assembled throng and brought to the stage at Independence Square. The body, wrapped in a white cloth with just the head visible, was that of just one of at least 77 people to have died this week in Kiev, but …

From jail, Venezuela protest leader urges resistance | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters on Friday to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence that has killed at least six people and rocked the OPEC member nation.<p>“I’m fine, I ask you not to give up, I won’t,” Leopoldo Lopez …

Ukraine crisis: deal signed in effort to end Kiev standoff

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Summary<p>We’re going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here’s a summary of where things stand:<p>• <b>A US state department official said president Vladimir Yanukovych left Kiev late Friday after a day of whirlwind political activity</b>. Yanukovych began the day by …