An incredible story of survival from Bangladesh; Australia steps up to help a small country in big trouble; new arrests in Israel reflect a major social shift.

Ohio prosecutors are considering additional charges against Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his Cleveland home.  And the new charges could bring the death penalty.

American prosecutors charged several people in a massive cyber crime scheme that netted $45 Million within just a few hours.  But the overall crime ring is still out there.

Indonesian police squads killed at least seven terrorism suspects over  days of raids aimed at flushing out suspected Islamic militants.

Thousands of green-shirted teachers and students took to the streets across Spain to protest Austerity-inspired spending cuts and regressive “reforms” they say are destroying the country's public education system.

More than a hundred people have been killed in Pakistan in the run up to this weekend’s National Assembly elections.  And now the son of a former Prime Minister has been kidnapped.

Disaster strikes again in the Bangladesh garment industry as a fire swept through another clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, while at the same time the death toll from the collapse of another factory building two weeks ago climbed above 900.

China is stirring up a new clash with Japan over something that’s been settled for more than 400 years:  Possession of Okinawa and the Ryuku Islands.

Leaders of Chile’s 2-year-old Free College movement say the government is going in the complete wrong direction for funding students. 80 thousand students and teachers marching in Santiago, Chile demanding free, quality higher education for all. 

Cops arrested more than 30 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist back in February.  The international operation nabbed suspects and evidence in Belgium, France, and Switzerland.

Recovery crews in Dhaka, Bangladesh found dozens more bodies in the wreckage of Rana Plaza, bringing the death toll in the building collapse to 804 lives lost.

A group of Haitians are threatening to sue the United Nations if it does not agree to compensate Haitian cholera victims, apologize to the Caribbean nation for introducing the disease through its peacekeeping force, and launch a major effort to improve sanitation.

The bad news keeps coming for the United States Air Force.  This time, 17 officers have been stripped of their authority to control of (read “launch”) Nuclear Missiles because of a breakdown in command.

There’s been a shake up in the Kremlin:  The longtime domestic policy advisor to Vladimir Putin and architect of his highly centralized power structure has been ousted.

Japan’s increasingly nationalistic government is backing away from suggestions that it would try to revise its official apologies for World War II.

Police arrested the lead singer of a Grammy-nominated heavy metal band for allegedly plotting to have his estranged wife murdered.

For the second time this year, a United States Air Force general has granted clemency to a convicted sex offender without any public explanation of “why”.  And the case is getting attention just as the US military is making a stunning admission about sexual abuse in the ranks.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian Counterpart Sergei Lavrov have announced plans to attempt to broker an end to the 2-year-old civil war in Syria.

Queen Elizabeth is sending Prince Charles to take her place at this year’s Commonwealth meeting later this year, making it the first time since 1973 she failed to attend.

The lure of the near-perfect cone of Mount Mayon in the Philippines proved deadly for some German tourists and their guide, when the volcano erupted for the first time since 2009.

The socially conservative Muslim Brotherhood might rule Egypt, but the government knows on which side its bread is buttered.