You wouldn't wish anyone to have a childhood that started in war-torn Somalia. But in the real-life story of pirates who commandeered a US cargo ship and were pursued by US Navy SEALs, Barkhad Abdi says his few early years in Somalia helped him in his co-starring role.
When the US decided to take Abu Anas al-Liby into custody, they swept into Libya and grabbed him. Officially, Libyan leaders say they didn't know in advance and want an explanation for this violation of their sovereignty. But should the US be in the business of going into other countries and getting suspected terrorists?
After being detained for 80 days by the Chinese Government, artist Ai Weiwei was released on bail. The government cites economic crimes for his detention, such as evading taxes and destroying documents.
The Kenyan military is accused of turning the siege at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi into a looting spree. Now, Kenyans are demanding to know what happened during the four days the security forces fought al-Shabab inside the mall.