MELBOURNE, Australia As the start of the memorial service neared, I hurriedly texted an Indonesian friend. "Is it OK for me to stand on a Muslim prayer mat?" I asked.
LONDON Last October, at the height of a political crisis in Iraq's Kurdistan region, a letter arrived at the Iraqi oil ministry in Baghdad from Igor Sechin, head of Kremlin oil major Rosneft.
VALLETTA He ran towards the burning car barefoot across the field, oblivious to the mud and stones. The explosion had blown the grey Peugeot 108 clear off the road. Now the twisted remains sat ablaze about five metres into the field, a metal pyre of flame and smoke. | Video
WASHINGTON In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year.
CARACAS Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.
AMMAN After Syrian forces bombed the town of Douma earlier this month in an attack the United States says involved chlorine gas, Washington and its allies launched missile strikes as punishment.
SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany Bauer, a big producer of construction equipment, is better placed than many German companies that invested heavily in China over the past few decades. | Video
LANGLEY, British Columbia Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminium bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They are feeding on stale bread, rotting mangoes, overripe cantaloupe and squishy zucchini. | Video
KANE COUNTY, Ill. Lucas Strom, who runs a century-old family farm in rural Illinois, cancelled an order to buy a new $71,000 (£49,889) grain storage bin last month - after the seller raised the price 5 percent in a day.
North Korea is a closed country, which makes it easy to forget that North Koreans and Chinese have long crossed each other's borders. In the 1960s, people ran from China to North Korea. Then in the 1990s, they travelled in the opposite direction. | Video
NEW DELHI The Supreme Court dismissed on Thursday petitions calling for an investigation into the death of a lower court judge in 2014 when he was presiding over a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top political aide Amit Shah.