Despite a setback in parliament, protesters have vowed not to give up.
The Slovak prime minister has resigned amid a political crisis triggered by the murder of a journalist. Protests have swept the country, and researcher Milan Nic told DW there is little sign they will subside.
Protesters have attempted to storm Taiwan's parliament over plans to cut pension payments to military retirees. One former colonel fell two stories as he tried to enter the Taiwanese parliament.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska has said a "serious political crisis" has resulted from Jan Kuciak's murder. Kuciak is thought to have been killed for investigating the Italian mafia's political influence in Slovakia.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a "year of unity" as Iran marks the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The celebrations come just weeks after protests calling for changes in government policy.
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