The suicide of a 13-year-old boy has prompted Japanese authorities to look at the prevalence of bullying in schools. The death of Hiroki led to an investigation searching for possible links with harassment from classmates, and to the worrying discovery that the school may have tried to cover up some of the evidence.
The Pakistani army says the insurgency in the Swat valley has been quashed. Hundreds of thousands of displaced people are now returning to their valley. But did the army really win this battle against the Taliban?
The relationship between Coptic Christians and the rest of Egyptian society is taking a turn for the worse. After violence perpetrated by Muslims, some Christians accuse authorities of treating them as second-class citizens.
Around 30 women have alleged they were brutally raped by soldiers during the September 28 massacre in Guinea that the UN says left at least 150 dead. FRANCE 24's Tatiana Mossot heard some of their harrowing testimonies.