Russia is getting ready to evacuate an Arctic research station because the ice field surrounding it is melting, and threatening the very lives of the researchers there.  It’s a sign of the rapid change in the Earth’s overall climate.

There’s a battle for geriatric bragging rights going on at the top of the world, after an 80-year old Japanese man made it to the top of Mount Everest.

US President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a major speech on national security when Thursday arrives in America.  In advance, his administration is formally acknowledging that four American Citizens were killed in Drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.

It’s too late for the elephants, but Customs officials in United Arab Emirates have interrupted a smuggling racket that tried to ship hundreds of tusks from Africa to China.

As one member of the embattled Russian Punk Rock band “Pussy Riot” goes on a hunger strike to protest her imprisonment, she’s getting help from the world’s most famous musician.

Horror on the streets of London as two attackers armed with machetes and knives attacked and beheaded a British Soldier before police arrived to gun them down.  Links to gruesome images and video follow the click.

After more than three decades and a lot of pressure from Western Governments, Japan has finally adopted the international treaty to prevent parental child abductions during messy divorce cases.  Both houses of Parliament approved it, and it will take another year for Japan to fully ratify the treaty.

FBI agents in Florida shot and killed an associate of one of the Boston marathon bombers in self-defense, shortly after he implicated himself and Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a 2011 triple murder.

Israel is warning Syria to knock it off; Gay Marriage is approved by the UK’s Lower House; and North Korea attempts to mend strained relations with its only friend.

The death toll in the monster Oklahoma Tornado has thankfully been revised down, as people who were missing and presumed dead have turned up alive.  State officials are saying 24 lives were lost, although they warn that number could get worse.  Insurance claims are expected to top $1 Billion.

The Vatican is denying claims that Pope Francis performed an exorcism after video of an encounter with a young man during Sunday Mass started making the rounds.

As the world wraps up its involvement in Afghanistan, authorities are slipping back into disturbing old behaviors.  The number of women and girls jailed for “moral crimes” has risen by 50 percent in the last 18 months.

A man who put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger in front of the altar in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral turns out to be an infamous nationalist who apparently was protesting France’s recent legalization of Marriage Equality.

Prosecutors are determining if they will be able to retry former dictator Efrain Rios Montt after Guatemala’s high court overturned his genocide conviction.  Human Rights groups are appalled at the court’s decision.

China’s President will take a tour of Central American and the Caribbean starting late next week, and wrapping up with a meeting with President Obama in California.

President Obama says he is “concerned” about the growing role of Lebanese Hezbollah in the Syrian Civil War.  The Shi’a Muslim Militant group took heavier than expected casualties over the weekend, revealing its commitment to the Damascus government.

The UK’s Labour Party has stepped up to rescue Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s Gay Marriage Bill, defeating rebellious Tories who attempted to insert poison pills into the legislation.

The family of Peru’s former strongman Alberto Fujimori is trying to get him a presidential pardon because of his allegedly deteriorating health.

The groundbreaking keyboardist and founding member of The Doors Ray Manzarek has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was 74.

A monster tornado up to two miles wide touched down in Moore, Oklahoma and stay on the ground for 40 minutes, causing unprecedented damage in the Oklahoma City suburb.  Video after the click.

Roberto Tapia was supposed to be looking out for the environment of the US Virgin Islands.  Federal Agents say he was using Government resources to move cocaine.