Russia arrested the suspected triggerman in the killing of Anna Politkovskaya five years ago, but her family says justice will come only if the 'masterminds are found and punished.'
According to Human Rights Watch, Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov has launched a 'virtue campaign' that includes punishing women for 'immodest' dress.
A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.
A man in a panda costume walks alongside a businessman in Tokyo.
Russia's most wanted terrorist, Chechen Doku Umarov, warned Muscovites of an upcoming wave of suicide assaults. His video comes just two weeks after a suicide attack at Domodedovo airport.
Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes promotes himself by playing on a mountaintop in 2007. The piano was flown to the mountain via helicopter.
If it turns out that the Moscow airport bombing was caused by terrorists from the north Caucasus, the Kremlin will need to do more than talk tough and blame airport security.
Russians are asking whether the repeated ability of jihadists from the turbulent northern Caucasus to strike at will in Moscow means that the country is losing its own war on terror.
Even as Russia mourns the dozens killed and hundreds wounded in yesterday's apparent suicide attack at Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow must take stock of its failed policy in the north Caucasus region. Coming after a series of suicide attacks from Chechen terrorists, this latest bombing shows that Russia is in the throes of a low-intensity civil war.
The release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks contains some serious stuff: US diplomats have been trying to steal the credit card numbers of top UN officials, Saudi Arabia is putting pressure on the US to attack Iran, Iran has obtained advanced long-range missiles from North Korea. Other cables are not so earth-shaking, but they nonetheless reveal personalities and events that are comical, surprising, or just plain weird. Here's our top five.