Comic artists in Taiwan and Hong Kong started a Facebook page, the Blonde Dalai Lama, after the Tibetan Buddhist leader's comments that he may be reincarnated as an attractive, “mischievous blonde woman.”
The plight of the Rohingyas has prompted this week's Time Magazine cover. A group of young people in Myanmar's capital has been countering the hate of their countrymen with a selfie campaign on Facebook to promote tolerance and friendship.
Tajikistan's government claims nearly 400 Tajik nationals are fighting with ISIS. The latest to join from this Central Asian nation might be the highest profile: the head of the country's special forces branch of its police.
Soap operas open new windows into our increasingly global world. For example, Latin America is a prolific producer — and consumer — of soap operas. But now it's important soap operas from abroad, too. Including from Turkey.