A visibly indignant Pope Francis had to pull himself away from a woman in a crowd in St Peter’s Square on Tuesday after she grabbed his hand and yanked him toward her.
The world rang in the New Year on Wednesday with spectacular firework displays from Sydney to Tokyo, although celebrations in Australia were overshadowed by deadly wildfires and the festive mood in Hong Kong and India was dampened by protests.
Protesters and militia fighters enraged by U.S. air strikes on Iraq staged a violent demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday, torching a security post and hurling stones as security forces and embassy guards hit back with stun grenades and tear gas.
Four changes have helped to define the last 10 years as a decade of growing voices and choices for women and girls.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday swore in Paul Nsirim and 12 other Commissioners. He also swore in Dax George-Kelly and 14 other Special Advisers to the Governor in a ceremony at the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House Port Harcourt.