A young woman in El Salvador desperately needs her failing pregnancy terminated before it kills her, but human rights activists say the country’s supreme court is dragging its feet in making a decision.

New unrest in Libya seems to confirm earlier warnings;  Free Press advocates are outraged at the US Justice Department for prying into the phone records of reporters;  Israel is promising land for a brand-new Palestinian City.  Click through for the interesting stuff I didn't need an entire page to report:

Authorities in Kenya are searching for dozens of mentally ill patients who escaped from a notorious mental hospital that international human rights advocates had long complained about.

The United Nations might run into a little opposition with its latest idea:  Encouraging more people to eat insects to fight obesity and world hunger. 

The Mayor of Osaka, Japan is throwing gasoline on a fire that really needs to be stamped out:  Mayor Toru Hashimoto said that it was “necessary” for Japan to imprison thousands of foreign “Comfort Women” during World War II.

The Governor of Minnesota on Tuesday is expected to sign legislation giving official legal status to Marriage Equality.  It’s a major advancement of Gay Rights in Midwestern America.

In a rare admission from Russian Police, the gruesome torture murder of a young man was a hate crime because the victim was Gay.  It’s making Russian activists worry about increasing prejudice against gays, which they fear will be encouraged by a bill banning "homosexual propaganda".

Rain interrupted recovery work at the collapsed building in Bangladesh where more than 1,100 died under a pile of falling concrete and iron.  As outrage grows, the government is working on a consolation prize for the 4 million people employed in the country’s garment industry.

Syria is denying that it had a hand in twin car bombings that killed 46 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli over the weekend

South Korea’s Presidential office has issued a formal apology after an official was fired over “shameful” sexual harassment allegations during a high-profile visit to America.

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Mawaz Sharif is going ahead and assembling his government now that it appears his center-right “Muslim League” won a clear victory in the weekend’s elections.

Looks like we’ve got a new disease to worry about!  And now the World Health Organization says the NCoV “Novel Coronavirus” can be spread from person to person.

Happy Mother’s Day!  We hope Oz’s Moms are getting breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers, or just a day’s peace!  Meanwhile, here’s the news around the world:

The verdict is “Guilty” in the genocide trial of Guatemala’s former fascist dictator Efrain Rios Montt who oversaw the massacres of more than 1,700 Ixil natives in the 1980s.  He was immediately sentenced to 80-years in prison.  At 86 years old, it’s a virtual guarantee Rios Montt will die in prison. 

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.