President Vladimir Putin has focused on social needs in his state-of-the-nation address, promising to raise social payments, improve the struggling health care and education and remove toxic dump sites from cities.
Pope Francis is summoning church leaders from around the globe for a tutorial on clergy sex abuse, as church leaders around the world continue to protect the church's reputation by denying that priests rape children and by discrediting victims.
Few issues in recent years have generated the passion in Britain that the Brexit situation has, and the colorful debate has spilled over from Parliament to the grounds outside, traditionally a marketplace for ideas, protests and rallies.
Taking artistic license from the late Steve Irwin, Scott Munro showed his kids how to catch a “crocodile” in the floodwaters in Townsville, Queensland. After grabbing the fake crocodile and wrestling with it, he says “I got him!”