President Juan Manuel Santos announced a strategic shift in Colombia's struggle against guerrilla rebels and narco-paramilitaries, in part via improved cooperation between government agencies.
Pilgrims and visitors to the Golden Temple, the holiest site in Sikhism, receive a free vegetarian meal in honor of the religion's founder's practice of feeding the poor.
The Obama administration announced last week the creation of the Atrocities Prevention Board, which will coordinate a government approach to genocide and other mass atrocities.
The Venezuelan leader, who is in Cuba for treatment, reflected recently on more than a decade in office.
The Islamist group Al Shabab withdrew from Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu, this weekend, but whether that is a sign of success for the African Union mission and Somalian government is unclear.
The reports suggest that, despite what might seem like common sense, investment in dangerous pockets of Mexico is up.