Australian Prime Minister Rudd faces twin crises as he weighs how to handle Sri Lankan Tamil refugees picked up at sea by Australian and Indonesian ships and taken to Indonesian ports. The "boat people" are refusing to disembark.
Sri Lanka promised to conduct its own human rights inquiry after the EU and US released reports on abuse last week. But critics say the government may whitewash its findings.
Sri Lanka could lose valuable EU trade concessions after an inquiry found severe human rights abuses against Tamils. The US released its own report of allegations of war crimes Thursday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet still refuses to set up an investigation into war crimes allegations made in the Goldstone report, but some Israelis say his government should change course.
China offered to help India's archrival, Pakistan, develop a territory claimed by India. India invited the Dalai Lama, a top irritant to China, to visit a state claimed by China.
Sunflowers are covered in snow in the Absam, Austria, on Wednesday after a snow storm came through the region.
A girl stands in water pouring down from a stadium's upper balcony during a rain delay before the start of an MLB baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays in Arlington, Texas, on June 10.
The latest boat people are Sri Lankan refugees caught in Indonesia while fleeing to Australia highlights the tricky waters countries must navigate between offering asylum and stopping human traffickers.
By blending crops into natural environments, analog forestry produces products that go beyond the 'organic' label.