Police in Christchurch, New Zealand have arrested a suspect in the brutal beating of Cricketer Jesse Ryder and charged the 20-year old suspect with Assault. They’re apparently also looking for another suspect.
Despite the efforts of United Nations Ambassador Peter Woolcott, Iran, Syria and North Korea spiked an attempt by the United Nations to curb and control the sale of conventional arms.
People lined up outside banks on Cyprus to do business for the first time in two weeks. The government had closed the banks to prevent a run on cash during the island nation’s economic crisis. The Cypriot government is also ordering an investigation of what might have caused the crisis.
More medical trouble for a famous world leader; A doctor is charged with leading a ring of physicians who killed instead of cured; And North Korea keeps threatening the outside world, but who is Pyongyang really talking to?
Police found a large assortment of weapons in the home of Adam Lanza, the young man who murdered 20 first graders and six teachers at a school in Newtown, Connecticut in December. And newly released papers say the young killer was able to fire 155 bullet in five minutes, using semiautomatic weapons with extended clips.
Mortar fire killed at least 15 students at the University of Damascus in Syria’s capital. The government was quick to blame rebels, who’ve been increasing the use of mortars as fighting in Damascus gets worse.
Gay Rights have been before the Untied States Supreme Court this week, and initial indications are that the controversial law defining marriage as between one man and one woman may be struck down, opening the door to Marriage Equality in the USA.
Federal authorities in Mexico have agreed to investigate a local police chief after fed-up villagers formed an enormous posse and took over a town in the southwest.
The exasperated head of Italy’s Center-Left bloc can’t reach a deal to form a new government, leading him to declare that “Only a mentally ill person could have a burning desire to govern right now."
A new study says commonly used pesticides disrupt brain function in Honey Bees in Europe and North America. The research backs up the idea that pesticides are, at the very least, a component of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
Moscow is stepping up its swing to the authoritarian right. Russian police raided the offices of Human Rights Watch, Greenpeace, and others in its crackdown on so-called “foreign agents” that have been critical of Vladimir Putin’s increasingly oppressive Kremlin.
China is admitting one of its navy ships fired on a Vietnamese fishing boat, but insists it was just firing flares. Hanoi says the boat has severe fire damage in the latest provocative maritime confrontation between China and its neighbors.
An Argentine software company is undoubtedly annoying some in the UK with its new release: A video game showing the Argentine police recapturing the Falkland Islands from British “terrorists”.
Japan and Australia are planning to sanction North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank as part of the international crackdown on money going to fund Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
A Russian-born teen is reopening wounds over American adoptions of Russian kids, now banned in the Motherland. He left his adoptive parents in America and returned to his birth family in a provincial town on the Volga River.
Toronto’s Conservative mayor Rob Ford is lashing out against reports he’s got a drinking problem, and it makes him prone to public drunkenness and embarrassing behavior. Allies and the mayor’s brother are rising to his defense.
Italy’s Supreme Court chose double jeopardy and reversed the acquittal of American college student Amanda Knox in the former of her former roommate, Meredith Kercher. Knox is vowing to fight the charges.
Representatives from Syria’s opposition have replaced the regime of Bashar al-Assad at the table of the Arab League Summit in Qatar. It’s a major blow to Assad’s legitimacy in the 2 year civil war.