Istanbul (AFP) - Kurdish rebels on Sunday hailed as "historic" a call for disarmament made by their jailed leader and said Turkey should speed up reforms to move the peace process forward.
Montevideo (AFP) - Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as president of Uruguay Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule.
Beirut (AFP) - Military and political opposition forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern Syrian city.
Hong Kong (AFP) - As she walks through Hong Kong's Victoria Park on a busy Sunday afternoon, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih is stopped every few steps for photos and hugs.
Thousands of people are marching through Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.
Algiers (AFP) - The Malian government signed a peace agreement with some northern armed groups on Sunday in Algiers but the main Tuareg rebel alliance asked for more time to consult its grassroots.
Jammu (India) (AFP) - India's ruling Hindu nationalist party was Sunday sworn into government in the country's only Muslim-majority state for the first time after an historic power-sharing deal with a bitter regional rival.
The UN mission to Iraq says violence in the country claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February.
Kuwait City (AFP) - Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday.
Ramsgate (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Deprived of tourists by the advent of cheap foreign holidays, many of Britain's faded seaside towns have become pockets of deprivation -- and fertile territory for the populist, anti-European UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Debaltseve (Ukraine) (AFP) - A week since pro-Russian rebels forced Ukrainian soldiers from the key transport hub of Debaltseve, the sound of explosions still reverberates around the eastern town.