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.
On Tuesday, ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland were marred by spats between Russia and Eastern European states over their respective roles in the conflict. Is history being rewritten?
According to Chinese officials, 37,000 refugees streamed into the country from Burma following fighting in Kokang, a mainly ethnic Chinese region of Burma's Shan state. Some have now begun to return home, but fear more unrest.
Nicolas Sarkozy is to be presented with a report on Tuesday proposing reforms of the criminal justice system including the controversial proposal that the politically independent body of investigating magistrates should be axed.
Focus looks at the success of the Eurostar, as the company that began its undersea rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels on November 14, 1994 welcomed its 100 millionth passenger on Friday.
After her stunning gold medal at the 800 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin, the South African athlete Caster Semenya returned home as national icon. However questions about her gender mount overseas.