In France, following protests against new labour laws, demonstrators have been gathering in squares in Paris and other major cities, occupying them for several nights. Many see this as the beginning a of a new and durable political movement.
France is to introduce a law against harassment of women in the street. It comes as millions of women share their experiences of harassment in an online campaign that arose from the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein.
In a first verdict of its kind, a Pakistani court sentenced a man to death for committing blasphemy on Facebook. But rights groups say the government is using blasphemy as an excuse to muzzle free speech in the country.
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.
Venezuela's Supreme Court has said it will begin preliminary proceedings against Ortega next week. One of the government's most high-profile critics, Ortega is accused of failing to respect the court's decisions.
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