Google India made an ad to show how the search engine could help people reconnect with old friends. Now the campaign has touched an emotional chord across Pakistan and India, by reawakening memories of the painful partition of India in 1947.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
Many around the world have mocked the inability of US government officials to cooperate and end the government shutdown. Those who aren't laughing include people from around the world whose visits to US national parks have been ruined.
News reports from Qatar say ISIS, which has control over oil fields in Iraq and Syria, will run a $250 million dollar surplus next year. So how is that possible with oil prices falling through the cellar?
North Korea has only one ally: China. And the reaction there to the reported execution of Jang Song Thaek has been muted. A foreign ministry spokesman said it was an internal matter. But there may be more concern below the surface.
This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France's neighbors and its former colonies don't necessarily agree.
Outside of Russia, the narrative around Malaysia Airlines flight 17 has become fairly accepted — with Russia taking much of the blame. Inside Russia, however, the media is selling the Kremlin's line and saying Western countries are the ones hiding the facts.