In Pics: What happened across the world on January 18

Bangalore, Jan 18: US President Barack Obama on Friday called for changes to the National Security Agency (NSA)'s controversial surveillance practices, including the bulk collection of US citizens' phone records.

Speaking at the Justice Department, Obama outlined his plan to pull back some of the NSA's surveillance programmes, seven months following the disclosures of the secret surveillance programmes by formal defence contractor Edward Snowden.

Meanwhile in Karachi, a vehicle of a local news channel, the Express News, was attacked by gunmen who killed three employees. Taliban later claimed the responsibility of the attack on media vehicle.

OneIndia News brings to you news from across the world in pictures.

In Washington

President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance at the Justice Department in Washington.

In Karachi

Colleagues and friends mourn the deaths of a local news channel employees shot dead by gunmen in Karachi , Pakistan.

In New York

After discovering an arm, torso and legs on Thursday, police photograph the scene as they continue the search for human remains along a rocky shoreline in the Queens borough of New York .

In Antartica

A boat with members of Chinese Antarctic exploration team sails back to Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong, in Antarctica. Photo courtesy -IANS

In Bahrain

The Saudi Hawks Display Team performs at the Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir, Bahrain. Photo courtesy-IANS

In Melbourne

Britain's Ross Hutchins and compatriot Colin Fleming look to return the ball during their second round doubles match against India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Hag Qureshi at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia .

In Melbourne

Maria Sharapova of Russia reaches for a shot to Alize Cornet of France during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne , Australia.

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