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Elsewhere during Trump’s first 100 days

In the last 100 days, a dire famine gripped four nations and violent anti-government protests raged. While US President Donald Trump dominated global headlines, here are some of the stories you may have missed.

Fears amid Ukraine flare-up

Fears amid Ukraine flare-up

Oleksandr Khomenko/Pacific Press/Getty Images

January 2017

Fears amid Ukraine flare-up

Fighting flares between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian armed forces in the country’s east, leaving at least eight Ukrainian soldiers dead. The three-year conflict has prompted global concern over Russia’s influence in eastern Europe.

#JeSuisTheo

#JeSuisTheo

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February 2017

#JeSuisTheo

Demonstrations grip Paris after the alleged rape of a young black man by police, marking the first large-scale race protests there since 2005.

Romanians rage on

Romanians rage on

Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

February 5, 2017

Romanians rage on

The Romanian government scraps a proposed corruption bill amid major nationwide protests — the largest the country has seen since the fall of communism.

Haiti finally has a president

Haiti finally has a president

Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

February 7, 2017

Haiti finally has a president

After almost a year of political stalemate, Haiti’s new president is sworn in — vowing to uplift a nation devastated by earthquakes, poverty and a history of elections marred by unrest.

‘Zuma must fall!’

‘Zuma must fall!’

Gianluca Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

February 9, 2017

‘Zuma must fall!’

Protests continue to erupt in South Africa, calling for President Jacob Zuma to quit over his handling of the struggling economy. Critics say he violated the country’s constitution by spending taxpayer funds on home renovations.

Tide of death

Tide of death

Amin Elamr/AFP/Getty Images

February 20, 2017

Tide of death

The bodies of 74 migrants wash up on Libya’s coast as Mediterranean crossings from the north African country to Europe continue to rise.

Four countries face famine

Four countries face famine

Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

March 2017

Four countries face famine

Four countries — Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen — are now facing famine, according to a new Food Security Information Network report.

Bloody fallout in Philippines

Bloody fallout in Philippines

Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

March 2017

Bloody fallout in Philippines

Nearly one year after taking office, President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has turned the Philippines into a battlefield and the murder rate is still mounting.

EU: ‘No more excuses’

EU: ‘No more excuses’

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March 2, 2017

EU: ‘No more excuses’

The European Commission warns there are “no more excuses” on resettling refugees, after revealing that EU countries had accepted less than 10% of promised refugee relocations from overcrowded camps.

A day without a woman

A day without a woman

Drew Angerer/Getty Images

March 8, 2017

A day without a woman

Women from around the world stage a mass strike — billed as “A Day Without a Woman.” The first of its kind, the global demonstration is held in protest of gender pay gaps and sexual violence.

EU court OKs headscarf ban

EU court OKs headscarf ban

Chaos in Venezuela

Chaos in Venezuela

‘One big mass grave’

‘One big mass grave’

Felix Marquez/AP

March 2017

‘One big mass grave’

A mass grave containing more than 250 human skulls — believed to be one of the largest in Mexico — is discovered in Veracruz state. Authorities say the bodies are most likely victims slain by drug cartels over the years.

‘This is a drill’

‘This is a drill’

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

Allison Joyce/Getty Images

March 21, 2017

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis

‘Crimes against humanity’ could be unfolding in Myanmar amid a bloody crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority, a UN official tells CNN. Their homes burned, relatives killed and raped, thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled northern Myanmar in recent months.

Mubarak out

Mubarak out

Yemen’s forgotten war

Yemen’s forgotten war

Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

March 25, 2017

Yemen’s forgotten war

Yemenis gather in the capital Sanaa to call for an end to the two-year conflict, which has crippled the nation’s economy and led to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

Russians rail at political elite

Russians rail at political elite

Tensions in South China Sea

Tensions in South China Sea

Francis Malasig/AP

March 29, 2017

Tensions in South China Sea

New aircraft hangars are seen on China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea. Escalated military activity has ramped up tensions in the contested waters, a region strategic for its position on global sea trade routes and access to natural resources.

5 million uprooted

5 million uprooted

Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty Images

March 30, 2017

5 million uprooted

The number of Syrians fleeing the war-torn country to neighboring states surpasses five million, UNHCR data reveals.

New West Bank settlements

New West Bank settlements

Corinna Kern/NurPhoto via Getty Images

March 30, 2017

New West Bank settlements

Israel approves construction of the state’s first new settlement in the West Bank in over 20 years. Settlements are a point of contention in securing peace in the region as Palestinians and many in the international community argue that Israel has built them illegally on occupied territory, which the state disputes.

Why Gibraltar matters

Why Gibraltar matters

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April 3, 2017

Why Gibraltar matters

Brexit has brought the decades-old diplomatic spat between the Spanish and British governments over control of Gibraltar front and center once again. Residents have consistently voted for British sovereignty and they worry they will lose out when Britain exits the bloc.

Chechnya’s anti-gay campaign?

Chechnya’s anti-gay campaign?

Patrizia Cortellessa/Sipa USA via AP

April 4, 2017

Chechnya’s anti-gay campaign?

Activists and Russian opposition media report a brutal crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya, prompting protests outside the country’s embassies in multiple European cities.

300,000: Mosul’s displaced

300,000: Mosul’s displaced

Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

April 4, 2017

300,000: Mosul’s displaced

More than 300,000 people have been displaced from Mosul since the start of the US-backed campaign to reclaim the city from ISIS last October, a new UN report says.

Is Greece in trouble again?

Is Greece in trouble again?

Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

April 5, 2017

Is Greece in trouble again?

Greek pensioners denounce further austerity measures, according to Reuters. The nation is steaming towards another impasse with creditors and a solution is needed if it is to make its July payments. Failing this, Greece could default and spiral out of the eurozone.

Coptic Christians targeted

Coptic Christians targeted

Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

April 9, 2017

Coptic Christians targeted

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declares a three-month state of emergency following ISIS attacks on two Coptic churches, which killed dozens. Coptic Christians have faced increasing persecution since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in 2011.

Canada going up in smoke

Canada going up in smoke

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April 13, 2017

Canada going up in smoke

Canada unveils plans to legalize marijuana, which — if passed — would make it the world’s second nation to regulate a legal market.

Chibok girls still missing

Chibok girls still missing

Taliban: A persistent foe

Taliban: A persistent foe

Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

April 21, 2017

Taliban: A persistent foe

The Taliban launches one of the deadliest assaults on the Afghan army since 2001. It’s a setback for the country’s government and its coalition allies, who face a persistent Taliban insurgency, in addition to the presence of ISIS and other terrorist groups.

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