Perhaps. But at least it shows that the ruble's current woes shouldn't be a surprise to bankers and policymakers.
Most of the dead are young students. Pakistani militants say they targeted the military-run institution in Peshawar in retaliation for military offensives in northwestern tribal areas.
The Iranian immigrant to Australia has had an erratic and violent past.
A major English language, pro-Islamic State Twitter account turns out to be run by a Hawaiian-shirt-wearing executive in Bangalore, India.
Tanking oil prices may force Iraq to delay its final Gulf War reparations payment to Kuwait. And oil's drop has weakened the ruble, which Russia's central bank intervened to prop up today.
Ziad Abu Eid died Wednesday after a scuffle with Israeli security forces. His funeral was held Thursday amid an ongoing dispute over the exact cause of his death.
The police crackdown was widely expected as the protest movement has fizzled in recent weeks. Protesters insist that their movement for freer elections in Hong Kong will continue in another form.
Partisan reactions in the US to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture continue to drive political debate. Reactions elsewhere to the report's findings have been more muted.
For starters, you have to ignore the fact the people have known about this for a long time.
A five-year Senate investigation into the CIA's use of torture and other practices that violate international law has US embassies on alert around the world.
There's been a growing use of Special Forces to try to rescue American hostages from Islamist militants. Given the difficulties, the track record is unavoidably mixed.
A lot of partisan media outlets and Republican politicians appear to believe so.
Israel did not confirm the strikes, reportedly near the Damascus airport and Lebanon's border, but analysts noted Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke earlier of dealing with regional threats.
The adoption of slogans like the 'war on terrorism' since Al Qaeda's attacks on 9/11 was supposed to be about the tactic, not about the underlying beliefs of the attacker.
The men arrested include one who had been seized in an earlier crackdown on the banned jihadi group Al-Muhajiroun, led by extremist preacher Anjem Choudary.
Space for dissent in Egypt is shrinking fast, as impunity for the powerful appears to be, once again, on the rise.
The theatrical attempt at 'surrendering' to authorities who weren't seeking the protest leaders' arrest comes amid flagging hopes of success for the Hong Kong democracy pressure group.
A date hasn't been set, but early Israeli elections are all but a lock.
The agreement between Baghdad and the Kurdish Regional Government is the first major sign of compromise since the self-described Islamic State began its major advance in Iraq in June.
Unnamed officials say authorities detained family members of the Islamic State's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at the Syrian-Lebanese border.