There is always some conflict in the world. At the moment, it seems that Israeli and Palestinian conflict has escalated to another extreme. What seems so ironic is that this conflict should occur in what is supposed to be the holy land. The way the Middle East was just carved up administratively by super powers has a lot to answer for.
Ukraine is another area that has seen escalating violence. The apparent shooting down of an airliner bound for Asia from the Netherlands is a tragedy. Fair play to the Ukraine Prime Minister for calling those responsible "bastards". It's the first time I've seen a politician express himself like that infront of world media. And what does the UK get? David Cameron displaying outrage just for the cameras in his stage managed way.