In Rome, many young unemployed people are forced to live at home. Stephen Beard finds that their joblessness could be creating a rift between the generations and straining the fabric of Italian society.
In key respects, the advent of social networking sites has aided right-wing extremists. Platforms like Facebook can be used to spread racist propaganda, and such activity appears to be increasing in Germany and beyond.
Ukraine and Russian officials have denied responsibility for a deadly assault on a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine. The mayor of the city where the attack occurred has reportedly called on Moscow for help.
Ukraine has accused Moscow of interfering in restive eastern cities in a bid to restore the Soviet Union. The warning was echoed by Ukrainian religious leaders who traded accusations with their Russian counterparts.
Christians are celebrating Good Friday in honor of the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Philippines, nine men were nailed to crosses in a bloody annual spectacle before thousands of onlookers.