Updated: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:15:00 GMT | By MSN Editors
News of the week in pictures: January 24 2014

Protests in Ukraine turn deadly

Protesters throw tyres in central Kiev (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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At least four people have been killed and hundreds more injured as the protests that have engulfed the Ukraine capital of Kiev turned increasingly violent this week.

Local media has reported that four protesters were shot dead as conflict between riot police and pro-European integration protesters has heightened and clashes continue between Hrushevskoho Street and Independence Square (Maidan).

The situation looked to have improved on Thursday, January 23, when protesters agreed a truce of several hours with police, as opposition leaders agreed to meet President Viktor Yanukovych for more reconcilliary talks.

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