In Central Asia, nations turn on nations and neighbors turn on neighbors -- all for a precious drop to drink.
Brazil prepares for the World Cup; Kurds clash with Turkish police; Iraqis flee the beleaguered city of Mosul.
History enthusiasts commemorate the Great War; Thai anti-coup protesters adopt a familiar hand signal; and Hong Kong remembers the Tiananmen crackdown.
Separatists clash with the army in Ukraine; Americans celebrate Memorial Day; Pope Francis visits the Holy Land.
Ukrainians riot ahead of the presidential election; Ultra-Orthodox Israeli soldiers train near the Syrian border; and Thailand's army chief declares a coup.
India wrapped up the largest democratic election in the world; Pope Francis ordained 13 new priests; and Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine concluded a controversial referendum for self-rule.
Russia celebrates Victory Day; South Africa gears up for national elections; and Narendra Modi works the campaign trail.
The Vatican prepares for the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II; Pro-Russian activists clash with police in Donetsk; and sumo wrestlers make babies cry in Japan.
Easter celebrations continue around the world; runners prepare for the Boston Marathon; Indian police clash with protesters while the country votes in parliamentary elections.
Revelers prepare for Holy Week; Myanmar celebrates its New Year water festival; and the search for survivors of the South Korea ferry sinking continues.
With ultimatums, threats, and (now) casualties, the standoff with pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine is threatening to tear the country apart.
Afghanistan goes to the polls; pro-Russian demonstrators clash with police in Ukraine; and Indian elections begin.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Twenty years after Rwanda's mass killings, the country's dark past continues to shape its present.
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Despite the recent spate of deadly Taliban attacks, voters prepare for upcoming elections in Afghanistan.
While Russia moves its tanks and trucks into Crimea, Ukrainian forces flex their own military muscles.
Up in the Arctic, soldiers from NATO and Western countries train together for battle in Norway's frigid north.
The Sumbanese in Indonesia celebrate the Pasola war festival; Riot police goes after protesters in Madrid; A cat hangs out in a pet cafe in Turin.
Hundreds of once-majestic but now abandoned buildings in Taiwan play host to massive breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
A volunteer readies a polling station in Crimea; a Thai monk carves a tattoo into a devotee's stomach; and the long search for Malaysian flight MH370 continues.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
Behind closed doors, the Islamic Republic's famously restrictive laws relax -- and a more permissive world thrives.
Intimate images from Crimea of a referendum deemed illegitimate.
Meet the Putin cronies and Ukrainian collaborators at the top of the Obama administration’s sanctions target list.
Students clash with security forces in Venezuela; armed men stand guard in Crimea; and London's Royal Opera House hosts a 400-person yoga class.