The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.
Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.
The protesters were met by elements of the armed forces and the National Civil Police, who, evidently ordered to disperse them, opened fire, resulting in the deaths and injuries.
Although millions of Iranians receive a monthly government payment to compensate for a cut in subsidies, the value of this is diminishing.
The reelection, for a third term, of Venezuela's left wing president has set off wails of anguish in the right-wing media and political circles in the United States.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on October 7 overwhelmingly defeated Henrique Capriles, presidential candidate of the right-wing Roundtable of Democratic Unity Coalition.
"How would you describe the School of the Americas?" "As a school of assassins, torturers, and leaders of coups."
With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.