As Afghanistan goes to the polls, Channel 4 News Chief Correspndent Alex Thomson meets the suicide belt friskers, the purple-ink fingers and the proud dad taking his son to vote.
I hope very much that back in Europe you are enjoying enormously the Afghan election and closely following the result - because you are paying for it.
The EU move is a start but the numbers are not enough, not nearly enough to end the slide into violence in the Central African Republic
The Taliban may threaten to wreck Afghanistan's elections - but only a deal between the insurgents and the Afghan government can offer any resolution to the country's troubles.
Najibullah is good enough to show us around the house that is now a total ruin and he gives the sense of man unsure whom he is more angry with - Taliban or government?
At a gun battle in Kabul Alex Thomson reports how Kabul reacts, if you can you get off the streets regardless of where the attack is happening - you get off them fast.
International attention may have turned away from the violence in the Central Afrian Republic, but the situation there has not stabilised - instead it is getting worse.
So Crimea has voted. It was messy, ugly, but it is also undeniably true that the majority will of the people in Crimea has prevailed - so what does the west do now?
The absurd decision not to hear certain evidence in public at the Oscar Pistorius trial because it might upset Reeva Steenkamp's family has no place in a court of law.
Black Talons had such a bad press - even for a bullet - that their manufacturer stopped selling them to the public. Now the Pistorius trial sees them resurrected.
Oscar Pistorius certainly divides opinion. And no, I am not talking about whether he is a murderer or not. I'm talking about why we care - if we do care - about this case.
With the crisis in Ukraine sweeping all headlines before it, it is hard to recall that the reason John Kerry ever stepped on to a plane to Europe in recent days was for Afghanistan.
Here at Channel 4 News we try hard to keep the plight of people in the Central Africa Republic on the radar - and Monday's UN report makes for sobering reading.
Putin is no salesman for democracy - but for now "big bad Russia", "big nasty Putin" and "poor heroic Ukraine" look a little too simplistic to me.