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. 

An Arizona man thought he had a bigger problem when his chronic runny nose wouldn’t clear up, even after taking over-the-counter allergy medicine for 18 months.  He was right.  His brain was leaking.

At least 20 people are dead and dozens are injured after a gas tanker exploded on a highway in a suburb north of Mexico City.  Eight children were among the dead and officials warned the death toll could still rise.

Three women who went missing in three separate incidents years ago have been found, rescued from the home where they had been held for as long as a decade.

Thousands of Russians tired of eroding freedoms and corruption gathered in a square in Moscow to denounce the Presidency of Vladimir Putin.

Health officials in Hawaii say reports of drug-resistant gonorrhea are false.  But at the same time, they’re pointing out that the threat of untreatable gonorrhea in the U.S. is very real. 

Furious French are demanding the authorities do something about Vultures in the Pyrenees after the ravenous scavengers devoured a woman who fell down a mountain before the body was retrieved.

American authorities arrested a father and son, originally from Taiwan, for allegedly trying to sell machinery and goods to North Korea that can be used to make weapons of mass destruction.