Actors perform a play about suffering of civilians in WW II, early morning, at the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 70 years ago outside St.Petersburg, Russia.
The violence serves as a reminder that, despite a historic accord with the Philippines' largest Muslim insurgent group, peace is not necessarily around the corner.
Inspired by the work of an American missionary long ago, Seiji Yoshimura helps out at disaster sites across Asia, including in his native Japan.
Malaysian troops are negotiating with about 100 men from the Philippines who have identified themselves as the 'royal army' of the Sulu Sultanate, which has a historic land claim to the area, say police.
By refusing to support the Palestinian bid at the UN, President Obama has essentially endorsed a No State Solution between Israel and Palestine. Changing course is possible. A good place to start would be threatening to remove US aid to Israel, given its plans for more settlement building.