U Can’t Touch This, or at least a California Mall Cop should have known when he tried to arrest Rapper Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known to the world as MC Hammer.  The subject of this police action is suggesting “racial profiling” had more than a little to do with it.

Looks like he’s really doing it.  French actor Gerard Depardieu is now officially a resident of the Russian city of Saransk, where he swore he’d go if France raises taxes on the wealthy.

Dozens of fans were hurt, some seriously, at a NASCAR race in Daytona Beach, Florida when a car crashed into the fence and rained used auto parts over the onlookers and their video cameras.  Despite the wreck and injuries, NASCAR says the Daytona 500 will go on Sunday on the very same track.

From Radioactive Waste possibly leaking into a major American waterway to a Gay Sex scandal in the Vatican, it's time to spin the globe and find out what's going on before enjoying a lovely Sunday.

Syria’s two-year-old civil war may be about to get a lot more complicated with the potential entry of Hezbollah on the battlefield.

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is free after posting A$109,000 in the case of his murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  The magistrate ordered Pistorius to surrender his passport and guns and stay away from the crime scene.

The Australian government is sending condolences to the families of Indonesian soldiers killed by Papuan rebels.  Ambassador Greg Moriarty says the fighting is no good for the people of Papua or West Papua.

The U.S. Government wants its money back from Lance Armstrong.  The Feds are joining in a lawsuit claiming the fallen cyclist defrauded taxpayers because he was on illegal performance enhancing drugs while on the U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team.

82-year old Cuban president Raul Castro is suggesting there might be a big announcement this weekend when he is sworn in for a new term, saying he has the right to retire.

China is acknowledging long leveled criticism that areas of the country are so-pollution with industrial waste and toxins that entire towns have been labeled “Cancer Villages”.

An Italian newspaper is claiming that the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is linked to an internal investigation that discovered several Gay clergy inside the Vatican who were being blackmailed by outsiders.

Satellite images show signs of snow removal and other preparation work going on at North Korea’s nuclear test site.  That is leading to speculation that the world may not have to wait too long for the next blast.

North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test and taunting threats are not sitting well in Seoul.  South Korea’s ruling conservative party is now calling for the sunny side of the peninsula to begin making its own nuclear weapons.

North Korea says it tested a nuclear weapon.  Western governments say North Korea tested a nuclear weapon.  Seismic sensors produced data that show that North Korea tested a nuclear weapon.  And that has the spies and scientists wondering..
Where’s the radiation

The Australian government dealt a blow to the Sea Shepherd conservation society when it refused to dispatch the Navy to deal with Japanese whaling vessels in Aussie territorial waters.  But the environmentalists are getting support from the Japanese people.

Myanmar held preliminary peace talks with an umbrella group of ethnic minorities to try and resolve the conflict in the north part of the country.  This week’s talks are in addition to early discussions with Kachin separatists taking place in China.

China is keeping the lid on the trial of an 80-something year old man accused of murdering a doctor as part of that country’s notorious “Cultural Revolution”.  And it’s sparking debate about the something the government usually prefers no one talk about.

Detective Hilton Botha has been replaced as the chief investigator in the murder investigation against South African Olympic Sprinter Oscar Pistorius.  This comes after embarrassing revelations that Botha himself is charged with seven counts of attempted murder in a separate case.

Russia’s economy is losing billions of dollars because of corruption at the top.  This comes from Russia’s central bank Governor Sergei Ignatiev.

A scene one tourist described as out of an action movie terrified people as a high-rolling shooting between luxury vehicles and explosive crash on the famed Las Vegas Strip has killed three people and injured 4 more.  And it has many visitors questioning their safety amid rising violence in America’s gambling Mecca. 

Syria is blaming “terrorists” for a massive car bomb explosion in central Damascus outside the headquarters of the ruling Ba’ath Party and near a school and the entrances to the Russian Embassy.  Children from the school are among the dozens killed, and hundreds more people are wounded.