The frequency of international terrorist attacks has dropped in recent years, but a State Department report also finds that more Western-reared individuals are hearing the siren of radical Islam.
A newly sheared alpaca stands in its pasture in Eugendorf, Austria, on Tuesday.
Just a couple thousand years ago, the world's largest rat, weighing more than the average house cat, scuttled about what is now East Timor of Southeast Asia.
Yoshimi Hamanaka, an employee of Japanese toymaker Megahouse, bites a beetle-shaped gummy snack created by the company's "Gummix," a toy kit that makes edible "insects" out of juice and other liquids, at the International Tokyo Toy Show in Tokyo on Thursday. The show will run until July 18.
Vietnam adopted the old Soviet model and offers a monthly salary to children as young as 4 who excel in tournaments.
Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines' 15th president. Benigno Aquino was joined by diplomats from more than 80 countries and two former Philippine presidents at the ceremony.
As General Petraeus assumes command in Afghanistan, President Karzai is pushing Taliban negotiations, but many Afghan women and minorities resist such talks.
Both the insurgent group Al Shabab and the US-backed Somali government rely on children to fill their ranks, human rights officials say.
World War II MIAs: Researcher says he has ID'd seven soldiers missing in action from WW II.