Sectarian strife is renewed in Iraq in days of deadly bombings;  Palestinians break through a barrier that put Israel under a lot of criticism;  And no matter what you think of your hometown, at least your mayor isn’t accused of smoking crack. Unless you’re from Toronto, in which case, your mayor is accused of smoking crack.

A man lionized on the Internet as “The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” has been arrested for killing a man.  The victim reportedly died of blunt force trauma.  Who could have seen this coming?  For some reason, America is shocked at this.

More than half of the countries in the world are generating electricity with Wind Turbines, with Iceland recently becoming the 100th nation to deploy wind power.  That’s according to a new report from the World Wind Energy Association.

US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan are vowing to increase pressure on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to step down.

A passenger arriving by way of Sydney airport gave the customs staff at Auckland, NZ a scare with what he had to declare:  Five big, live crabs in his luggage.

South Korea is slamming Japan for sending an emissary to Pyongyang without discussing it with the other members of the Six-Party Talks.

German Police are searching for two suspects who beat a chef to death in a dispute over what local media reports say was fried noodles. 

Pope Francis is denouncing the global financial system, calling it a “cult of money” that is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.

Once the domain of Polar Bears, Scientists, and Explorers, the Arctic is getting a lot of attention from those wishing to exploit its rapidly thawing resources.

Japan’s Prime Minister says he might be up for negotiations with North Korea.  This, after an unannounced high level mission from Tokyo to Pyongyang that Japan’s allies in Washington want to know more about

Powerful Cyclone Mahasen is threatening Myanmar and Bangladesh.  Myanmar's government is urging tens of thousands of people to evacuate coastal areas.

A Roman Catholic Cardinal whose sex scandal precluded him from voting for the new pope is now leaving the country he grew up in.

Scientists with lots of money and nothing better to do than to open Pandora’s Box of social and political problems have moved a major step closer to cloning human beings.

Miners drilling for copper and zinc in Canada came up with something more interesting for scientists:  Ancient water believed to be 1.5 Billion years old.

A potpourri of “other stuff”:  A archeological landmark in Central America is wiped off the face of the earth, and you won’t believe the reason “Why”; Marriage Equality gets a foothold in two sides of the Western Hemisphere;  Reactions comes to the mayor of Osaka’s bone-headed comments about Japan’s wartime atrocities.

Apparently, waiting in line at Florida’s Disney World is just too much trouble for some wealthy Manhattan moms.  They’ve figured out a gimmick to get around the crowds of common folk:  By hiring disabled “Tour Guides” to pose as family members so they can skip long lines.

At least 50 people are dead after their overcrowded boats capsized off the coast of Myanmar.  He dead are Muslims who were displaced from their homes in another part of the country after anti-Muslim violence last year.

A new and really, really gross problem has popped up for western powers seeking to aid the rebels trying to overthrow Syria’s Bashar al-Assad:  One of the rebels made a video of himself eating the heart of a fallen Syrian soldier.  Warning, gruesome video after the click-through!

A senior advisor to Japan’s prime minister has arrived in North Korea for what appears to be high-level talks.  Tokyo is not commenting on the mission.

The loss of rainforests in developing nations like Brazil means less hydroelectric power available.  So says a study from the US National Academy of Sciences.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) says it is detaining an American Central Intelligence Agency officer who allegedly tried to recruit a Russian to become a double agent.  The man officially works at the US Embassy and will be deported.