Opposition leaders in Ukraine have called for a nationwide strike after police carried out a raid on protesters in Kiev.
At least 12 people were killed by police in protests against the Sterlite Copper factory's pollution problems in Thoothukudi. Opposition politicians decried the violence as "state sponsored terrorism."
Police in Berlin have cleared a budding squat, causing several injuries and setting off a heated political debate. In reality, the protesters' demands are relatively modest — and the owners are still open to talks.
Eastern Ukraine has experienced what's seen as its worst surge in violence so far this year. Both Kyiv and separatist factions blamed each other for killing civilians and soldiers.
Opposition protesters in Turkey were reportedly deceived into downloading a spy app made by a German firm. Germany has previously vowed to block exports of spy software to authoritarian countries.
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