Sofia Roberts grew up in the U.S. since she was the age of two, but when she turned 15 her mom told her she was going to visit her biological father for a few weeks in Siberia, Russia. It turned out she had a one-way ticket. Now, approaching her eighteenth birthday, the chances of her returning to the U.S are looking increasingly slim. She can communicate with others in Russian now, but still can't get a high school diploma. "Sofia speaks no Russian, knew no one, and it turned out Dad wasn't exactly the Russian Ward Cleaver," writes Tom Jackman of the Washington Post.
An argument over the theories of 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant ended in a man being shot in a grocery store in southern Russia. Two men were discussing Kant as they stood in line to buy beer at a small store on Sunday. The discussion deteriorated into a fistfight and one participant pulled out a small pistol firing rubber bullets and fired several shots at his opponent. His life was not in danger. It's not clear which of Kant's ideas may have triggered the violence.
A migrant worker set off an explosion in front of a primary school in the resort city of Guilin, China, Wednesday morning. The blast killed two people -- including the father -- and injured 44, including 22 primary-school children. "According to the initial findings, the man was in his 30s and had argued with the school's management after he was told his child was not qualified to gain admission," according to a source close to local police.